Keep your Mac Happy, Healthy, and Safe

MacHow to Maximize Mac performance?

Clean Out Startup Items

During computer start, restart or user login some programs automatically run as startup item. It’s slow down the computer performance. To remove them or minus it from startup just navigate the following:

Apple Menu > System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items. You will see huge program running. Simply select the item and then hit the “minus” button at the bottom of the list. Please be sure that you are not removing or kill function that fundamental to run the computer again.

Turn Off Internet Sharing, Universal Access and other things if you don’t use them. 

Open Preferences and take a look at a few other things. Apple has generously included a number of useful features. However, some may not be useful to you, such as Universal Access or Bluetooth. If you don’t use them verify that they are turned off. This will save you some valuable RAM and processor resources.

Clean Out System Preferences

In System Preferences windows look at the bottom section labeled “Other”. If there is a Preference Pane that you don’t use or that you use only occasionally, disable it.

Check Out Your Software

Make sure that you are running with the latest software and all of your favorite application upgraded to a universal build.

Clean Out unnecessary code

There are utilities like XSlimmer and Monolingual and others that will strip out unnecessary code from your system and helps the applications run faster. It also saves your hard drive space.

Get rid of Languages and Translations

By default there are many language provided to facilitates the users. Normally, people use one or two languages not too many in such cases you can strip out others and gain more efficiency and drive space using utility like Monolingual.

Activity Monitor

There may be other things like over processing or sucking up memory. By using Apple’s Activity Monitor, you will observe about CPU usage, RAM requirements, virtual memory usage, and whether a given application is a PowerPC or Intel (Universal) build. Check it occasionally to see if there are any red flags.

Evaluate Your Widgets

There are hundreds of thousands of widgets available that are free and cool. But each of them use lots of RAM and processor to keep these widgets running. Do you really need all of those cool stuffs? To disable them you can conserve RAM and processor use.

The new MacBooks got a bad rap at first for running very hot; the truth is, every Mac will run more efficiently with a cooler processor. Even though they’ve largely fixed the cooling issue in the MacBooks, I use a utility called Fan Control on mine, which allows me to change the threshold for when my MacBook’s fan turns on and off. This allows me to keep my ‘Book running cooler, which maximizes performance (though it does shorten battery life a little bit)

Clean off Your Hard Drive

It doesn’t matter how large your hard drive is – eventually it will begin to fill up. Whether it is a huge iPhoto library, some videos you’re editing, or simply accumulation of lots of “stuff”, a full hard drive can cause problems. (One colleague couldn’t figure out why her drive was so full – until she realized that she hadn’t emptied her Trash in almost four years!)

You may not realize that Mac OS X (and the Classic Mac OS, too) uses the free space on your hard drive as “virtual memory”, and it depends heavily on that virtual memory to run efficiently. If you’re starting to feel sluggish, it may be because your drive is too full. There are lots of ways to clean it off – maybe a different article will cover that – but sometimes a little more free space is all you need to be a peak performance again.

Run EaseUS CleanGenius

You may use EaseUS CleanGenius that will allows you swiftly clean up unused applications and junk files, such as System Caches, User Caches, System Logs, User Logs, User Downloads, Trash, and Safari Internet Cache, etc

–2017-20-08 10:38:40 Posted by Selim Bhuiyan-

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