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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skd, Dec 10, 2007.
what's a good leopard maintenance & optimization tool?
Tech Tool Pro.
i used Onyx before I upgraded to leopard, is there something that is similar since Onyx will not work on Leopard?
Onyx for Leopard (French version only) is in beta...the final versions (including English) should be coming soon.
Cocktail and MainMenu are two other good options, and both have Leopard-compatible versions out now, although Cocktail is a paid app.
being new to the o/s what do this programs do that I cant?
Try Xupport.app or Mac Pilot.app
Should be able to find them on MacUpdate.com or VersionTracker.com
Ive never run any programs like these, in a nutshell what will they do for me? I have noticed my MB running more sluggish since upgrading to Leopard.
I'd think twice before giving superuser (sudo) privileges to a third-party application i.e. entering your admistrator password when it asks you to...
Open Terminal /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
and type the following:
sudo periodic daily
sudo periodic weekly
sudo periodic monthly
If you want to type less you can also just run them all together i.e. like so: sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
You will be asked for your administrators password, but in this case you won't be giving it to an application that is in essence just a bunch of applescripts in a nice packaging.
You could also just get the jobs to run at a time at which your computer is more likely to be running (defaults are 3.15am for the daily, Mondays 4.15am for the weekly and first day of the month 5.15am for the monthly) by changing the defaults in the preference lists:
For anything else 'maintenance' related you need there is DiskUtility.
Should you want to make use of the interface-tweaking options in Cocktail, Onyx et al you'll be sure to find simple UNIX commands all over the Internet that achieve the same.
I've used this version of Onyx (link takes you to macupdate.com). I've installed this version on Leopard and it's in English, not French, so I don't think it's French only.
Ive heard that DiskWarrior works well.