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Joario
Mar 20, 2012, 03:27 PM
New version of onYx for Mountain Lion, cleans the caches and much more, renders Mountain Lion more fluid and incredibly faster.:)

http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php?sid=b94ceb83c26f4f935b661c52a5f8bff1



calsci
Jun 5, 2012, 09:05 PM
Thanks man

I was looking for this.

ekdor
Jul 27, 2012, 07:54 AM
Thanks.

Macman45
Jul 27, 2012, 08:00 AM
Remember all, this is a BETA version. I like Onyx, but previous BETA's have been known to cause issue so use it with caution...It's marked clearly in the link as BETA too. I'm going to wait a couple of weeks and run scripts via terminal for now...It probably won't be long before an official GM is released.

Rainier42
Jul 27, 2012, 08:01 AM
New version of onYx for Mountain Lion, cleans the caches and much more, renders Mountain Lion more fluid and incredibly faster.:)

http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php?sid=b94ceb83c26f4f935b661c52a5f8bff1

What functions in Onyx do you typically execute in Onyx to improve performance?

Dragoro
Jul 27, 2012, 08:01 AM
Its still a beta version. You guys really think its safe to use as a beta version on something that can potentially create major problems on your computer? (Serious question, no sarcasm intended)

AdeFowler
Jul 27, 2012, 08:02 AM
Always good to have around. Thanks.

Macman45
Jul 27, 2012, 08:06 AM
Its still a beta version. You guys really think its safe to use as a beta version on something that can potentially create major problems on your computer? (Serious question, no sarcasm intended)

As i posted before, BETA versions of low level utilities should be used with caution...The Lion BETA screwed up permissions so use it with care, or wait until the finished version is released.

I use it to run scripts and to clear my audio cache from time to time...Nothing I can't do in terminal and the verification of disks etc. can be done using DU anyway.

fisherking
Jul 27, 2012, 09:05 AM
beta works fine here (so far).

funny, EVERYTHING is really a beta. 10.8 is the beta for 10.8.1. etc. etc...

z06gal
Jul 31, 2012, 01:25 PM
I installed and ran Onyx last night. My boot time went from 45 secs to 10. I am way impressed what it does ;)

50548
Jul 31, 2012, 02:48 PM
It's NO LONGER a beta version...2.6.0 is a stable release.

Zmijutin
Jul 31, 2012, 03:09 PM
I installed and ran Onyx last night. My boot time went from 45 secs to 10. I am way impressed what it does ;)

Are you using SSD? Have you upgraded or clean installed Mountain Lion?

jomirrivera
Jul 31, 2012, 03:38 PM
Are you using SSD? Have you upgraded or clean installed Mountain Lion?

10 seconds is impossible with a HDD!

bogatyr
Jul 31, 2012, 03:41 PM
10 seconds is impossible with a HDD!

45 seconds also seems impossible on an SSD though.

z06gal
Jul 31, 2012, 03:42 PM
Are you using SSD? Have you upgraded or clean installed Mountain Lion?


Upgrade. I just bought this MBP last week and upgraded. It is the fastest boot I've ever had on any computer. A part of it may be that I haven't added programs, etc. I wanted to get it upgraded and learn ML before adding alot of stuff. My linux machines have always booted fast but not this fast ;)

SR45
Jul 31, 2012, 04:55 PM
I installed and ran Onyx last night. My boot time went from 45 secs to 10. I am way impressed what it does ;)

I tried it out as well. My boot time went from about the same 45 seconds, down to about 45 seconds.....:eek: No difference ;) HDD however....

z06gal
Jul 31, 2012, 05:43 PM
I have rebooted twice with the same results so we'll see if it continues ;)

Watabou
Jul 31, 2012, 05:58 PM
I may be missing something but why do people use Onyx anyways? It does stuff that OS X already takes care of.

I can verify and repair disk permissions with the Terminal/Disk Utility, I can manage my own browser history/caches/cookies etc, OS X runs the daily/weekly/monthly scripts on its own and if I really want I can remove the temporary items/system caches and whatever and I can rebuild Spotlight's index.

I really don't see the need to install Onyx. I don't know why people have been saying it makes OS X more fluid since clearing all the caches actually slows the system down as it needs to rebuild everything again. This certainly won't speed up the login time despite what one guy says. And maintenance apps might do more harm than good.

OS X is not Windows. It doesn't need maintenance. Don't worry about it and just use it.

Michaelgtrusa
Aug 1, 2012, 12:06 AM
I may be missing something but why do people use Onyx anyways? It does stuff that OS X already takes care of.

I can verify and repair disk permissions with the Terminal/Disk Utility, I can manage my own browser history/caches/cookies etc, OS X runs the daily/weekly/monthly scripts on its own and if I really want I can remove the temporary items/system caches and whatever and I can rebuild Spotlight's index.

I really don't see the need to install Onyx. I don't know why people have been saying it makes OS X more fluid since clearing all the caches actually slows the system down as it needs to rebuild everything again. This certainly won't speed up the login time despite what one guy says. And maintenance apps might do more harm than good.

OS X is not Windows. It doesn't need maintenance. Don't worry about it and just use it.




Agreed! Look at this advice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcu5H3ZfyqQ&feature=plcp

Zmijutin
Aug 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Upgrade. I just bought this MBP last week and upgraded. It is the fastest boot I've ever had on any computer. A part of it may be that I haven't added programs, etc. I wanted to get it upgraded and learn ML before adding alot of stuff. My linux machines have always booted fast but not this fast ;)


Kinda hard to believe to have 10 second boot with HDD or to have 40 seconds boot with SSD :)


Personally I do not see any boost of performance with onyx. But it maybe works for someone!

fisherking
Aug 1, 2012, 04:00 PM
I may be missing something but why do people use Onyx anyways? It does stuff that OS X already takes care of.

I can verify and repair disk permissions with the Terminal/Disk Utility, I can manage my own browser history/caches/cookies etc, OS X runs the daily/weekly/monthly scripts on its own and if I really want I can remove the temporary items/system caches and whatever and I can rebuild Spotlight's index.

you're sort-of answering your own question. onyx is just a one-stop place to do ALL of these things, AND customize a lot of settings (for example, i used it to change screenshots to jpegs). i've used onyx forever, and find it well worth using.

whatever works... :cool:

z06gal
Aug 1, 2012, 04:22 PM
Kinda hard to believe to have 10 second boot with HDD or to have 40 seconds boot with SSD :)


Personally I do not see any boost of performance with onyx. But it maybe works for someone!


13 seconds to boot up this morning. Running Onyx is the only thing I have done so that has to be why it is booting faster :)

mobilehaathi
Aug 1, 2012, 04:28 PM
13 seconds to boot up this morning. Running Onyx is the only thing I have done so that has to be why it is booting faster :)

A reasonable hypothesis but hardly conclusive.

Feed Me
Aug 1, 2012, 05:19 PM
I ran Onyx and my MacBook turned into a winged polar bear which boots in 5 seconds. Highly recommended, would install again.

SR45
Aug 1, 2012, 05:28 PM
Kinda hard to believe to have 10 second boot with HDD or to have 40 seconds boot with SSD :)


Personally I do not see any boost of performance with onyx. But it maybe works for someone!

Didn't work for me. Boot time prior to, was about 40/45 seconds. With onyx it was the same. Using a Hdd on the MacMini. Removed the program and not waste my time with it. ;)

fisherking
Aug 1, 2012, 06:03 PM
for all the things onyx does (or, for that matter, doesn't do), there's no reason it should shorten your boot time. it's good for what it is, nothing more (or less).

Tander
Aug 3, 2012, 04:40 AM
It tells me my disk needs to be repair. (Hold cmd + r at boot) but this brings me to "Internet recovery" with ML.
How else do I repair the disk?

Watabou
Aug 3, 2012, 05:03 AM
It tells me my disk needs to be repair. (Hold cmd + r at boot) but this brings me to "Internet recovery" with ML.
How else do I repair the disk?

Is that Onyx telling you or something else?

Again, you shouldn't use Onyx to maintain your mac. OS X does NOT need maintenance since it has its own maintenance scripts that it runs automatically. Maintenance apps might do more harm than good and it might have bugs that might give you wrong information. Unlikely, but still possible.

Anyways, here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Ditch onyx.
Step 2: Open up Disk Utility and click on your Hard drive icon on the left and click "Verify Disk" or "Repair Disk". If OS X indeed reports that the disk needs to be repaired then:
Step 3: Backup.
Step 4: Then shut down the computer, hold CMD+R while booting up. In recovery mode, you should be able to use Disk Utility to repair the disk. If it's successful, then no need to worry anymore.

Tander
Aug 3, 2012, 05:12 AM
Is that Onyx telling you or something else?

Again, you shouldn't use Onyx to maintain your mac. OS X does NOT need maintenance since it has its own maintenance scripts that it runs automatically. Maintenance apps might do more harm than good and it might have bugs that might give you wrong information. Unlikely, but still possible.

Anyways, here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Ditch onyx.
Step 2: Open up Disk Utility and click on your Hard drive icon on the left and click "Verify Disk" or "Repair Disk". If OS X indeed reports that the disk needs to be repaired then:
Step 3: Backup.
Step 4: Then shut down the computer, hold CMD+R while booting up. In recovery mode, you should be able to use Disk Utility to repair the disk. If it's successful, then no need to worry anymore.

Thanks. Onyx was telling me it needs to be repaired. :confused:

When I hold down CMR + R - It starts with Internet recovery and looks like it is downloading ML install?

But I will use disk utility first to see if it reports errors.

Badrottie
Aug 3, 2012, 05:20 AM
Is that Onyx telling you or something else?

I used old version of Onyx and it does tell me to repair disk and Disk Utlilty found some errors and fixed everything. It is nice to have Onyx to notify me if there is any problem with disk.

Watabou
Aug 3, 2012, 05:26 AM
Thanks. Onyx was telling me it needs to be repaired. :confused:

When I hold down CMR + R - It starts with Internet recovery and looks like it is downloading ML install?

But I will use disk utility first to see if it reports errors.

Onyx might be right, we don't know that yet. Disk Utility should confirm or deny that. Run Verify Disk to check for any errors first by launching Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility. If it says your disk needs to be repaired, you should launch Disk Utility by pressing CMD+R when booting up.

I have no idea why it starts with Internet Recovery though.

Maybe try this instead: the next time you shut down, hold down the Option key instead while booting up. After the gray screen, you will be presented with a bunch of hard drives. Select the "Recovery HD". Once you go into that, you should be able to see Disk Utility. Click on it and click repair disk.

kemo
Aug 3, 2012, 05:56 AM
Well, even Im not booting that often and just keep my mac sleeping, it seems to be a bit faster, now from the hitting power button I get on the login screen under 10 secs, good. I always loved Onyx and use it once per month to "clean up" my macs. Thanks for such a great piece of software.

Tander
Aug 3, 2012, 07:19 AM
Maybe try this instead: the next time you shut down, hold down the Option key instead while booting up. After the gray screen, you will be presented with a bunch of hard drives. Select the "Recovery HD". Once you go into that, you should be able to see Disk Utility. Click on it and click repair disk.

Worked perfectly. Disk utility also reported that the disk needed repairs.

All sorted now.

Thank you. :cool: