how often to us Onyx

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jongewehr, May 14, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    hey guys , how often do i need ot use onyx

    i leave my macbook pro on all night, not sleeping , just on,
    so i assume the scrips are running

    do i need to use onyx at all ?

    if i do how often?

  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    You don't need to use Onyx. I've never used that program on any Macs that I have owned.
  3. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    cool is so i dont need any cleaing utility?
  4. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    depend on your use (i mean day use; installing programs, downloading, surfing the net, etc. Also whenever you notice your system is slowing down, or programs are not responding. Personally i do permission repair and use onyx every month at the least or whenever i reshuffle my system in term of programs and major updates.
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    um you dont NEED it. but when you have a backlog of cache in a program, or want to customize a few more things for performance - Onyx is great (as is tinkertool)

    more of a one time use tool, then clean every month... i don't want the favicon from a website+a thumbnail stored in my history forever... not that this is the case but for the most part cache can build up like engine gunk

    you won't run into any errors if you don't use it - but you can make certain things 'snappier' if you do - and use it right
  6. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
    I only use it when I'm noticing major memory problems on my Mac.

    Other than that, I hardly ever do maintenance on my Mac ;)

  7. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    Sleep your Mac and stop wasting power. There is no reason to leave it running, that's just irresponsible.
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    The scripts will run when your computer reawakens. There is no need to leave it on or use 3rd party utilities.
  9. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    It's quite simple really:

    If you have to ask if you "need" OnyX, you don't.
  10. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I run Onyx about twice or thrice a year, and the biggest thing that seems to speed the system up (just a wee bit... it never really slows down, actually) is reindexing Spotlight.

    Also, I repair my permissions in the Disk Utility once in the odd blue moon, and that seems to make a difference some also.

    You don't need to run the app - it certainly won't hurt it if you do (less you go overboard ... I think), but it's not mandatory.

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