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Are you having a Mac computer that’s giving you a bad performance? Then probably you must read these tips and tricks to bring it back to its original and optimal speed. But before you try out any......

Are you having a Mac computer that’s giving you a bad performance? Then probably you must read these tips and tricks to bring it back to its original and optimal speed. But before you try out any of these following tips, make sure you have a full back up of your computer, so that you won’t lose any important data from your Mac.

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  • 1. By David Rowe, Techability.com.au
  • 2. 1 – Removing unwanted apps  It’s a known fact that Mac applications are heavy and can slow down your computer considerably But you can definitely check which applications you really need and get rid of others Retain the ones you use regularly and remove the applications that you rarely or never use You can do that by going to Finder>Go>Applications on your Mac But while doing that, take care that you don’t tamper with the “Utilities” folder.
  • 3. 2 – Deactivating unused apps  The next trick to speed up your Mac is by stopping those apps that you rarely use, that runs in the background eating up your memory You can identify them by visiting the DOCK and deactivate them In order to stop an app that you don’t want, click and hold the app and close it by selecting “Exit” or “Quite” from the context menu that pops out Before deactivating them you can take a look at the amount of memory used by each of these apps via the Activity Monitor
  • 4. 3 – Cleaning start-up items  The startup items on your Mac can greatly affecting its booting (startup) speed You can clean these items by going to System Preferences>Accounts menu, click your username and check which items are auto starting along with your computer and then close the ones that you don’t want This can greatly improve your Mac’s booting speed.
  • 5. 4 – Removing unused icons  Do you see a lot of unused icons on your desktop? These icons can eat up a lot of computer memory and bring down the performance of your computer So if you can remove these unused icons, you will see some improvement in your Mac’s speed.
  • 6. 5 – Removing unused language packs  Unused language packs and corrupt fonts are the other culprits that can slow down your Mac Getting rid of them can also bring about a slight improvement in your computer’s performance
  • 7. 6 – Optimizing your browser  Another easy way to speed up your Mac is by optimizing your browsers by deleting their cache If you want to delete the cache on a Safari browser, which is a faster browser, you can get rid of all the unwanted cache in one easy step by going to “Safari” and clicking “Reset Safari” But, if you are on a Mozilla browser, make sure you are using the latest version and also it is free from any unused extensions, add-ons and toolbars
  • 8. 7 – Periodical system updates  Last but not the least, to speed up your Mac, check that your system is periodically updated with the latest system updates This can ensure that your computer is free from any malicious bugs or errors and enable it to perform with the highest efficiency and speed
  • 9. Conclusion  You can start following these easy steps right away to enhance your Mac’s performance without having to do any complex tasks or spending money But despite these steps, if you still see no improvement in your Mac’s speed, it’s recommended to seek the help of an expert in your area About the author: This presentation is from David Rowe, the owner of Techability.com.au, that offers a range of IT services like computer and laptop repairs, virus removal and data recovery.