It’s hard to imagine life without your Mac. Undoubtedly, this life badly spoils when it starts to work more slowly. And sometimes it just infuriates! How to make Mack work faster? In this article, we will give you 12 tips on how to make Mack work like a new one.
Delete all unnecessary applications
Go to the folder “Applications”. Review the list of programs and think whether you really need all of them. If you notice an unnecessary program, uninstall it with the uninstaller. So you free up space on your hard drive, and Mack will work faster.
To remove a program, click the application icon, and then drag it to the trash bin.
Free up space on your hard drive
If you use a traditional hard drive to store files (instead of SSD), we recommend clearing it. To do this, move all the information from the hard drive to another storage medium (for example, to a USB flash drive or Google Drive).
Use SSD instead of hard disk
Mac has many advantages over traditional PC, but it also has its drawbacks.
For example, you can replace only certain components. But there is good news. These few components also include a hard drive. You can replace it with an SSD. Then Mac will start working much faster! We recommend that you install a solid-state drive. With a memory capacity of 256 GB, it costs about $ 110.
Note that MacBook Pro has been using SSD in Macs since 2013. So if you have a new Mac, you already have an SSD.
Run Monolingual to delete the extra language files you do not use
It’s interesting that Mac, like the applications you installed on it, comes with many languages. There are even three kinds of Albanian language – for Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia.
Just want to note that you will never need all these languages. It’s better to delete them, and so you will get almost a whole gigabyte of free space. You can do it with the help of the free application “Monolingual”.
Completing the memory storage process
Click “Activity Monitor” from the folder “Applications”. So you will see which applications are clogging a lot of free space on the hard disk.
To understand which processes use a lot of memory, go in “Activity Monitor” to the “Memory” tab. Then press the “X” button. It is located in the upper left corner of the “Activity Monitor” window.
Doing the same with apps
Applications such as tabs in browsers also take up part of the memory. Use a couple of handy keyboard shortcuts to quickly exit applications. For example, you can exit all applications and restart the computer if you hold down command, control, and the media-eject button.
Close unnecessary tabs in your browser
If you have 30 tabs open at the same time, it also hinders the work of Mack. Close the tabs as soon as finished using them.
Clear your browser’s cache
Sometimes the problem is not in the Mac but in the browser. You are looking for something on the Internet and see that the browser is starting to work too slowly. Clear the cache, and then the work will go faster. To do this, go to the menu “Settings” – “History”.
Browser Extensions and Plugins
If you use many plugins or browser extensions, the browser will slow down. But it happens that you have installed browser extensions, and then just forgot about it. Delete the old plugins that are no longer needed.
Clean the desktop
OS X perceives each document and application on the desktop as a small window. And each such window has its own memory size. Remove unnecessary icons from the desktop, or move them to folders.
This concerns the old Macs. Using RAM, you can run several programs at the same time. But it can’t be used for the latest MacBook Pro because Apple banned adding more RAM.
Delete unnecessary control panel widgets
To do this, pull up the Dashboard and click on the “+” icon in the lower left corner. After that, click on “Manage widgets”. Now click on the “X” button in the right corner of each of them to remove the unwanted widget.
Applications that open when you turn on your computer
If after turning on the computer you automatically start 15 applications, it also slows down the work of Mac.
Go to “System Preferences” – “Users and Groups” – “Login Items”. Now, look at the list of applications that appear there. Delete their list of those that you don’t need immediately after turning the computer on.
So, now we know how to get rd of other on mac.