Close apps, or leave open?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PaulCostello, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. PaulCostello macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Is it ok too leave iMovie, iPhoto, safari, and a few other apps open all the time? Even when iMac is sleeping? Or should I close apps after using them? I only ask because I've noticed that iMovie takes a long time to open from a fresh start, iPhoto also just not as long as imovie.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. PaulCostello thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    ahh. i guess ill leave apps open then, and keep an eye on activity monitor. thx for quick response!
  4. skinny*k macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    If you let your Mac sleep instead of turning it off, as some people do, you will want to Quit and then reopen your apps once in a while, so the apps can do their housekeeping—dumping trashes, temp files, and etc.. You can do this easily by by setting a shutdown and startup time in the Energy Saver and making your apps Startup Items. If you do normally shut down after use, the others' advice should do you just fine.
    Safari used to get sluggish for me after a while, and restarting it made it perkier, but I haven’t noticed the problem with recent versions.
  5. yankeesalu macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    I always let all my app open , there is no need to reopen it

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