Slow Preview

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spinnaay, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Spinnaay macrumors member

    Spinnaay

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I have a 2011 Thunderbolt MBP. Came with Snow Leopard.

    I used the transfer tool to move everything over from my old MB (2007) to the MBP.

    I then updated to Lion when it was released (Summer 2011).

    Since then certain parts of the OS run very slowly. Particular, Preview and other small sized utilities.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to run some diagnostics? I feel there might be some legacy issues pulled across from the transfer of 4 years of data and settings from the MB.

    Thanks all

    Thom
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Launch Activity Monitor and change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes", then click on the CPU column heading once or twice, so the arrow points downward (highest values on top). Then look to see what may be consuming system resources.

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  3. Spinnaay thread starter macrumors member

    Spinnaay

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    #3
    Nothing realling above 5%. Preview swings up to 10-15% when loading and scrolling a PDF.
     
  4. Spinnaay thread starter macrumors member

    Spinnaay

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    #4
    Does any one know how to check reset one application to factory settings or similar. Re installing preview could help.

    Many thanks

    T
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    #5
    its part of OSX i guess the only way to reinstall preivew would be to reinstall OSX
     

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