How many of you use ONYX?

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  1. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    The reason I'm asking this is simple: Since I installed OSX it started up so damn fast. Recently a month after (I guess monthly scripts were executed) my start up became slower. I enter my password, after a few seconds I see background, then top apple bar, a few seconds later dock and then all the apps start to load in the top right corner. Why is this happening?

    Will Onyx help as maintenance utility? I used it before, about a year ago and thought that maybe it was the reason my startups became slow, but I guess not.
     
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  5. sup3r1or thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you let me know what should I DO NOT DO in oNyx?

    And what I should at least once a week.

    Thank you.
     
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  7. sup3r1or thread starter macrumors regular

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    I looked through it but none of this applies to me, since my latest reinstall of OSX was done around 1.5 months ago. Im not that kind of a user that installs loads of software:)
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Im one of the few, the proud, the ones who don't use onyx.

    I have nothing against it but I see little need and osx is still very snappy. I did try it but I didn't notice any material increase in performance
     
  9. sup3r1or thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what did you do? deleted it? I found it good to access hidden options in OSX. BUt I also noted that there are daily, weekly, monthly scripts that you can force run. After I force ran them, my mac stopped executing these scrips automatically if I do not run onyx. In other worlds I have to do it manually with onyx every time.

    WTF?
     
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    The scripts run automatically in the morning, leave your mac on at night and then check the scripts in the morning they should have ran
     
  12. sup3r1or thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you mean they will only run in the morning, no way they can do that in the afternoon when I switch it on?

    Is it important to clear system cache? How often?
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    No they will only run in the morning:

    Mac OS X runs maintenance scripts at 0300 (3:00am), which performs tasks such as clearing log files. However, if your computer is off or in sleep mode at this time (which is typical of laptops), the scripts will not run.

    http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2010/03/check-maintenance-scripts-on-your-mac.html

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Maintenance_Scripts

    It won't run in the afternoon when you switch it on

    Unless you have problems cleaning caches is not really necessary
     
  14. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    I use it. It's a good app to use to clean things up and do other maintenance tasks.
     
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    I agree with you. While it's a great little app for when you have a problem, it doesn't do much as far as preventative maintenance goes. I feel it's a waste of time to use it regularly, and thus don't use it.


    Since launchd was added to OS X (Tiger maybe?), they will run as soon as they can. If a script is missed because the computer is off, sleeping, or any other reason, launchd will run it as soon as it can. No need to manually run scripts as launchd takes care of it.
     
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    Yeah, I removed onyx, I saw little need for leaving it on my computer. The maintenance scripts run automatically and I saw no material difference in performance before/during/after using onyx
     
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    AppleJack instead

    I used it until AppleJack was updated for Snow Leopard. Applejack is a simple, effective tool for keeping your Mac in line.

    http://applejack.sourceforge.net/
     
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  19. sup3r1or thread starter macrumors regular

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    CleanMyMac gave me a great Kernel Panic after last "clean up" and made my system sluggish:)
     
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    I had many issues when removing CleanMyMac. There is an extensive thread on it here.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    I've seen to many threads here complaining about clean my mac. I avoid that program
     
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    You just have to be careful letting it delete binaries and language files B
     
  23. James cuck macrumors newbie

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    I am sure many of you use OnyX for the maintenance of your computer.
     

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