Is there a cache/cookie cleaner on macs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fedgirl, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2007
    Is there a cache/cookie cleaner on macs? If so where?:confused:
  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    Go to and download Onyx. It can do both of those things for you and is a very reliable bit of software.
  3. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I concur. Period use keeps Teh Snappy™ in your Mac going.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    I tried to use Onyx, but it requires admin priviledges just to start up, and I normally do not run as admin. The alternative I found does the same job and is slicker, IMO.
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Personally don't care for Onyx.

    You can go the cheap route:
    - Go to Safari menu
    - Select Empty Cache
    - Click on the Empty button.
    - Go to Safari menu
    - Select Preferences
    - Select the Security tab
    - Press on the Show Cookies button.
    - Decide to remove all or remove certain cookies.

    Or the cheap and simple route:
    - Go to Safari menu
    - Select Reset Safari (Note, this deletes everything: Cache, Cookies, History, etc.)
  6. Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    What I like about Onyx is the infinite things you can make with it. But if you don't need them, then the program you downloaded seems perfect for your needs.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    I use this program as well, its cool.
  8. macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Thanks for that:) It really is very simple and easier than downloading a program.
  9. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I too tried Onyx and just couldn't find myself using every feature. It was more about lack of understanding than anything for me. I tried it right when I got my mac and then just did the manual way of doing things as posted above.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    I know with windows there are all sorts of "tweaking" "cleaning" and "optimizing" utilities. And, usually, all you end up doing is ***** up your computer because you deleted some essential OS files. (I have had a lot of experience with this, lol). Can this happen with a Mac using Onyx or something similar if you get a little bit too trigger happy and start deleting things left and right (things you have no idea what they are)?
  11. macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    OnyX is great and is just a front end to features already build into OS X one of the better tools is resetting the spotlight index, which unless you are comfortable with terminal(it's not that hard honest) makes life easier.
  12. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2005
    can you please elaborate on how to do this ?

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