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XPcentric

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Oct 16, 2008
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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
 

ScoobyMcDoo

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Nov 26, 2007
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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.
 

stooovie

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Nov 21, 2010
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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.
 

Bruno09

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Aug 24, 2013
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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 ?
 

XPcentric

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Oct 16, 2008
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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 ?

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.
 

Bruno09

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Aug 24, 2013
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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.
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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