apps slow to start

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gre2974, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. gre2974 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007
    i'm having a problem with apps slowly launching after my comp has been either shut down or in sleep mode. it seems once the apps launch it works fine and if i shut down the app and then re-launch it it starts up much faster. i'm not talking about minutes here i'm talking like 5-10 seconds vs. 1-2 seconds but non the less it's very noticeable. i talked to a an apple care rep and she said when the comp first boots up it will take a little longer for apps to launch....what do you think? or is it in my head!
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
  3. 12991 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    yea, when my comp first turns on itll take programs like 5 seconds to start up. After ive launched, quit, and relaunched it takes like 1 second.
  4. gre2974 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007
    well when someone pays their hard earned money for a piece of equipment I want the darn thing to run perfect or near perfect.

    I just dont remember it doing that when i first got it and then last week it just seemed to be acting a little funny :confused:
  5. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    Your asking for too much. That's a very fast start up time for applications, especially when its waking from sleep or starting up.
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    relax its normal. i think its how much ram you have. even with 1.5 gigs the app still initially has to write to the ram but if you close and re-open, the info is still there and loads much faster. at least i think that is whats going on
  7. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    Does having more mp3s/files slow system?

    Just wanted to add that , i have around 5gb of mp3 transfered to my brand new mac along with some software i installed etc.
    I did notice a slight delay in boot time opening programs when restarting the system etc as opposed to when i got my imac brand new.

    Does it all depend on the ram?(i have 1gb) for things to run faster.
    Or does it depend on all the files that are cramed into into the harddrive.

    What if my mp3 are stored on an external hardddrive would that make a difference in speed of the mac booting up?

    I have an ONYX program that does some harddrive permission etc etc and it seems to help a bit in speeding up i guess.

    I know most mac programs are memory hungry and one can see it in the dashboard widgets.

    any comments.

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