Optimizing tricks for OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MikeT125, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. MikeT125 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2007
    Optimizing Windows was a way that you could tweak the settings and speed up your operating system. Are there any tips/tricks a newbie should know about OSX?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    - Just make sure you have enough HD space available (depends on what you do with your Mac, but having > 2 GB HD free space left over is pretty much minimal)
    - Do a regular disk permissions check / repair of your boot volume (in /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility), i.e. once a month or after a system update etc.
    - Try to do a "Verify Disk" regularly too (in the same app)
    - Try out apps like Onyx to help you clean caches, do maintenance scripts etc.
    - Make sure not too much icons are scattered over the desktop aswell.

    Have fun with it! :)

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