Freshen my Mac up?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jackmack, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. jackmack macrumors regular

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    #1
    So it seems like my mac has gotten little problems here and there (i guess from installing and deleting software or something)...

    But like... its a bit sluggish... I have problems with various fonts and what not... some programs crash here and there... I have icons in my top right menu bar area (no idea what its called) that I can't get rid of.

    Basically, if this was my windows machine, I'd do a fresh-reinstall...


    ..My question for mac is... what options are there? I dont want to lose all my software and what not, but its starting to bug me alot dealing with the little glitches.
     
  2. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Onyx is a good maintenance tool. Give that a try first
     
  3. charkshark macrumors member

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    #3
    I recommend Onyx as well. Quite good for general system maintenance.
     
  4. Canerican macrumors regular

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    #4
    How do you guys like Cocktail? I like that app quite alot.
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    Sorry to state the obvious, but have you tried repairing your disc permissions?
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Or for the really obvious: have you tried restarting?
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I would suggest for the fonts go into fontbook and do the resolve duplicates and either delete or disable the duplicates. Also verify the fonts.
     

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