Slow Shut Down

wakerider017

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When i click to shut off my mac in OSX 10.4.8 it takes 60+ seconds to turn off...

I don't remember it taking this long when i first got it...

What's weird is it botts up in just a few seconds but then it takes forever to turn off...

Is there anything I can do to speed up the shut down?

Disk defrag or something?
 

wakerider017

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2nyRiggz said:
^Yes, please log out of everything you are doing before you shut down:eek:



Bless

Will do..

I am going to try it out now and let you guys know how it goes...

Also I have like 10 things on my desktop... Should I file them? Will that make anything faster?
 

dops7107

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wakerider017 said:
Also I have like 10 things on my desktop... Should I file them? Will that make anything faster?
Nah, makes no difference. Just the same as having files anywhere else on your hard drive.

Some applications may take a long time to quit, especially if you have little RAM. And some refuse to quit at all for me - well, Firefox, specifically.
 

beatsme

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wakerider017 said:
When i click to shut off my mac in OSX 10.4.8 it takes 60+ seconds to turn off...

I don't remember it taking this long when i first got it...

What's weird is it botts up in just a few seconds but then it takes forever to turn off...

Is there anything I can do to speed up the shut down?

Disk defrag or something?
having a lot of open fonts will definitely slow your shutdown time. If you're running a font management utility or even FontBook in OSX, make sure you quit out of those before you do shutdown.
 

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