Slow Shut Down

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wakerider017, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    When i click to shut off my mac in OSX 10.4.8 it takes 60+ seconds to turn off...

    I don't remember it taking this long when i first got it...

    What's weird is it botts up in just a few seconds but then it takes forever to turn off...

    Is there anything I can do to speed up the shut down?

    Disk defrag or something?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    What apps are you running when/before you shut down?



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  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I always quit all my apps before I shut down.

    that may help
     
  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Safari, Mail, iChat and some odds and ends... Think that would do it?
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Yes, please log out of everything you are doing before you shut down:eek:



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  6. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Will do..

    I am going to try it out now and let you guys know how it goes...

    Also I have like 10 things on my desktop... Should I file them? Will that make anything faster?
     
  7. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, makes no difference. Just the same as having files anywhere else on your hard drive.

    Some applications may take a long time to quit, especially if you have little RAM. And some refuse to quit at all for me - well, Firefox, specifically.
     
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    having a lot of open fonts will definitely slow your shutdown time. If you're running a font management utility or even FontBook in OSX, make sure you quit out of those before you do shutdown.
     

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