tune up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agtr36, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. agtr36 macrumors newbie

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    Hey i was just wondering if there is anything i can do to my macbook to sort of tune it up and make sure it is running in top condition.
     
  2. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    i guess you could wash the screen
    delete cookies, internet history, and caches
    and restart every once and while
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Repair permissions... Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility > select hard drive & click repair permissions. Some people suggest to do this after every new install or just periodically.

    Restarting it every once in a while is good too.

    Also, if this is your first mac, you should know that clicked the red button a the top-left of the window does not close the application; it closes it the window. To completely close an application press apple+q.
     
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Make sure your hard drive isn't full, which can make your computer run slow as molasses
     
  5. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Go to versiontracker and download the following:
    Onyx - for cleaning, repairing permissions etc
    Printer setup repair - to get rid of all the printer drivers you'll never use
    Whatsize - for checking out all those massive files that you never knew you had
    Delocalizer - to get rid of all the laguages you don't need.

    These last three will help you free up a load of hard drive space, which, as dllavaneras suggested, will help. Be a bit careful with Whatsize - only delete files and applications which you know about and understand, and if there's anything you don't recognise, either leave it or find out what it is.

    Most important of all, use something like CarbonCopyCloner to back up your drive before you start, just in case.....
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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  7. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    Another vote for OnyX, very cool app, and its free.
     

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