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I recommend using the free CleanMyMac application to clean your system. Moreover, try freeing up hard drive space by removing / backing-up files you no longer need. There is also another free program called OnyX which is also a great maintenance and optimization tool for Mac OS X.

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Is there a free download to help clean this version


You looking to clean the used ram to speed this up
freememory is great for that

Feb 27, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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How to Speed up a Slow Mac


Apple Mac computers can also become slow and sluggish with time and use. So here I will show you four methods to speed up your old-slow-mac.

Method 1: Free up hard drive space
You might have stored many huge video files, thousands of photos and music tracks on our Mac computer. The popularity of using solid-state drives (SSDs) of Mac computers means considerably less capacity than traditional hard drives.

1. Find the large media files on your Mac, delete the unused videos, apps, photos, etc. Or you can move all of them to an external hard drive, and remove them from your Mac.

2. Empty your trash cans, say the user account's main trash can and the iPhoto/iMovie/Mail trash can.

3. Remove junk files from your old Mac, MacClean is the way to go. It helps removing Internet junk, user junk, system junk and application junk on your hard drive.http://www.imobie.com/macclean/

Method 2. Free up more RAM

Most Macs ship with between 4GB and 16GB of RAM. If your Mac has only 4GB or 8GB RAM, the system might be running low when launching programs or loading document.
Step 1. Open up Terminal: ~/Applications/Utilities.
Step 2. Enter the command: Purge, and tap the enter tab.
Step 3. Give your Mac a minute or two to complete the process.
Open up Activity Monitor to see the before and after results, you'll find the Free size increases in System Memory.

Method 3. Kill Unwanted login items

Step 1. Open up System Preferences, and click the Users & Groups.
Step 2. Click the Login Items tab, and you'll see a list of apps that open every time you turn on Mac.
Step 3. Select the login items you want to kill, and click the "-" button to remove them.

Method 4. Clean up your desktop

1. Delete the files you don't need any more, and empty the Trash.
2. Classified the files on your mac, and move them to some folders.
3.Name the folder so that you can easily find the one you need. Why Is My Mac So Slow and How to Fix It

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How to fix a slow Mac? My MacBook is getting slow recently, how to speed up it?


there are many reasons about why your Mac works slowly. you should firstly clean it up. here is article which talks about how to speed a Mac you may need: 11 Methods to Speed up Your Mac

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Macbook PRo


At times, the boot-up is slow and the computer is slow/sluggish because the disk is not "clean" or there's a shortage of storage space remaining. If you have already tried using the Disk Utilities and/or other tools (e.g. Onyx) to fix/clean up the disk, and it still doesn't make any difference, and you still have a good amount of disk space remaining, and all your memory (RAM) is still working, there may be something else going on ... e.g. another process taking place behind the scene (e.g. downloads/uploads) and using lots of resources.

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Forward slash not working on my macbook air


Did you change the system font to one you downloaded from the Internet? Some of those are missing characters. If not,
Resetting the PRAM may do the trick:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

you've tried rebooting, you've reset the PRAM, you've done it all, but your Mac is still behaving strangely. What next? In certain circumstances, resetting your Mac's System Management Controller (SMC) can be a solution. This is sometimes necessary to restore normal lower level system functionality to your Mac.

Here's how to reset the SMC on any type of Mac (and any version of OS X) and the type of problems that it may resolve.
When & Why Reset SMC on a Mac? Some Common Hardware Reasons

Typically it's power and hardware related issues that can be helped or resolved by resetting a Mac SMC, particularly if you're having these types of problems:

* Issues with your Mac's cooling fans and fan management: fans run constantly at high speed, fans run high despite low CPU usage and adequate ventilation, fans not working at all, etc

* Power management and battery problems: Mac isn't turning on, sleep isn't working, random shutdowns and reboots, battery isn't charging, Mac won't wake from sleep etc

* Light problems and improper lighting management: battery indicator lights aren't working, display backlighting isn't adjusting to ambient light changes, keyboard backlights not working, etc

* Video and external displays not working: display brightness functionality not working properly, target video mode isn't working properly, external display isn't working, etc

* General performance and functionality problems: abnormally sluggish behavior despite no CPU or disk usage, external ports not working, airport & bluetooth aren't showing up, external devices are not being found, etc

So now that you've concluded you need to reset your SMC (Note that the SMC is on Intel Mac's only), here's how to do it on MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, iMac's, Mac Mini's, and Mac Pro's. Notice that the reset instructions are different for MacBook and MacBook Pro's if you have an internal or detachable battery.
Reset SMC of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, or MacBook Pro's with an internal non-removable battery

This is how to reset SMC on most modern Mac laptops:

Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
Connect the power adapter to your Mac
On the MacBook/Pro's keyboard, hold down the Shift+Control+Option keys and the Power button at the same time
Release all keys and the power button at the same time
Boot your Mac as usual

Here's the key sequence to hold down:

Reset the SMC of a MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro

Do keep in mind that by resetting the SMC you will lose power specific settings, like the time it takes to sleep a Mac and other customizations to power settings. No big deal, but if you have made many changes to your hardware behavior you will want to adjust stuff like sleep behavior again.
Reset SMC of an iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini

Resetting SMC is different for non-portable Macs:

Shut down your Mac
Disconnect the power cord
Press and hold the Mac's power button for 5 seconds
Release the button
Reattach the power cables and boot the Mac as usual

Reset the SMC of a MacBook or MacBook Pro's with detachable batteries

mac reset the smc Older MacBook laptops with a removable battery can reset SMC with the following approach:

Shutdown the MacBook/Pro and remove the battery
Disconnect the power adapter, hold the Power Key for 10 seconds
Release the power key and reconnect your battery and power adapter
Turn your Mac on
Let boot as usual

Hopefully that will clear up your problems, if not it might be worth a visit to the Apple Store or a certified repair center.

Happy New Year,
Kerry

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My Laptop is running hot and is becoming sluggish (have up to date Anti-Virus)please advise


~ What is the Operating System? PC or MAC? ~ Check air vents and air filter are cleaned ~ Check fan if its working ~ Use laptop 4 hours max per day ~ If you want to use it beyond 4 hours, have it rested for 15-30 minutes intervals

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Chris I am using os 9.2 but cant upgrade because I cannot get online


Are you interested in upgrading to OS X? If so, you'll need to find out how much memory your iBook has. Click the Apple menu (top right) and click "About this Computer" If you have at least 256 Megabytes, you can install OS X. I'd suggest 10.4.

The advantages of upgrading will be better compatibility with newer Mac software. It will feel more sluggish than OS 9, though, but it won't crash as much.

If you can go to your local library to use their machines to access the Internet, you can buy 10.4.

Here's a site that sells it for $79 (the lowest price I could find):

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iLife09/

Good luck!

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Slow mac computer


Generally, there are a couple of reasons that may cause a Mac computer running slow, but generally two factors: hardware part & system part. For hardware part: I guess it's OK if your Mac is not that old. For system part: there might be a lot of junk files, caches, registry errors... out there which largely slow down any Mac machines. about 80% slow Mac caused by this reason, if so, try cleaning the system. Learn more here: http://www.howtospeedupmac.com/

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Want to optimize MAC 0SX operations and prevent potential hacking


there isnt one for mac. and you cant downgrade either so you need a complete new installation

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Running Disk Utilities to repair 'disk permissions' may help that feeling

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