Is there a way to make applications open faster?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by farqueue, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Hello, any way to increase applications like safari opening faster? takes about 8 seconds when macbook is booted up

    Is there a way to increase this snappiness by reducing the graphics/effects like in window$?

  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    more RAM, and not quitting the application after it's open.
  3. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I'd say more RAM but you already have 2GB... hmm maybe its a slow HDD? What do those Macbooks have?

    My PowerMac G4 Digital Audio takes around 3-5 seconds to open Safari first try and almost instantly after that.
  4. taybone macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    For the first startup, i don't think there is anything you can do, but for the second, third, etc, you can just leave the program running and it will open instantanously from then on. In fact, i always keep camino, mail, itunes, and quicktime running...i figure if i have enough ram, why not have them running all the time so as to make it snappy to open them.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    The simplest solution is to not reboot. Just put the system to sleep when you're not using it, and it'll spring back to life almost instantly :)
  6. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006

    I havent retarted my computer in the past 2 weeks, just closing the lid etc.... will this damage my macbook in the furture?
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Nope, this won't harm it at all. Putting laptops to sleep, rather than turning off, is the recommended treatment.
  8. atticus1178 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    i wonder why your safari is so slow, mine is open before it gets done with one bounce

    that is weird

    maybe you should try to repair permissions
  9. kevinliu4 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    a faster hd will actually make more of an impact.

    your ram should not be under much stress when you just boot up and launch safari.

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