OnyX Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josephkyles, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    I downloaded OnyX today. Can someone please explain how it is supposed to optimize my system? What is the differece between update and complete optimization?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Optimization in the MacOS X sense is also called pre-binding. This process binds MacOS X apps to their underlying frameworks. If you don't pre-bind, this must be done when the app is next launched. Launchtime binding forces your apps to take longer to launch.

    The takeaway message is that MacOS X optimization has absolutely nothing to do with the location of files on your hard drive. And another thing--it is my understanding that recent versions of MacOS X pre-bind automatically making manual pre-binding largely unnecessary.

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