Is it normal for my Macbook to open an app in 20 seconds ?

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  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

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    I use Mavericks, Macbook late 2008, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD (free 60 GB)

    I try to open
    iTunes = 25 seconds
    Photo Booth = 20 seconds
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    That sounds pretty slow. My apps open almost instantly on my 2010 MBP, but I have an SDD in it, which made an enormous difference. My daughter has a 2012 MBP with an HDD. When I use her's it feels really slow when opening apps, but I never timed them.
     
  3. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    25s to open iTunes is not normal, although I was getting something like 6-8 secs on 2011 iMac with 24 GB RAM (!!). If you can, buy a SSD, it WILL speed up things HUGELY. It will help much more than buying more RAM.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    25 sec to open iTunes is not normal.

    Use Disk Utility (Applications / Utilities) to check / repair the disk and repair the permissions, restart the Mac. What is the delay now ?
     
  5. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, I did that and its much better. The first time I launched iTunes took 11 seconds, but after I quit it, each time I launch it again it takes less 3 seconds, just like in Apple store.

    I think another important thing before was the number of applications open at one time, especially many Firefox tabs, which include some add-ons as well. And the fact that I almost never shut down or restart the Macbook.
     
  6. Bruno09, Jan 14, 2014
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you are right.

    I would also suggest to use "Maintenance" from time to time : it's very easy to use and can't hurt anything.
    (Maintenance checks the disk and repairs the permissions as Disk Utility does).

    See Titanium Software : http://www.titanium.free.fr/downloadmaintenance.php
     

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