So Slow Help Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rosler28, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. rosler28 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008
    I downloaded an App but didn't like it. Popped it in the Recycle bin and deleted it.

    My lovely MBA was sooooo slow that I rebooted it. It is still slow with everything.

    Is there and easy way to go back a few hours? What have I done wrong?

    New to Mac and boy does it show. :)
  2. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    I went to the Apple Store the other day and thought the macbook air was slower than my 3 and a half year old 12 inch powerbook.
  3. (((k))) macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    There is no way to go back a few hours. What was the app? What are you doing that's seems slow? My mom has a 12" powerbook and it can't even run Leopard smoothly. I put Tiger on it and it runs well now.
  4. n0de macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    What was the app?

    Are there messages in the console?

    Did the app place anything in the Library?

    If you want tech support, give us the details!
  5. Nightline macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2007
    Signal Hill, CA
    If you still have the app in the recycle bin, download AppZapper, then drag the app icon into AppZapper and zap it, that way it gets rid of everything associated with it.

    Also, you may want to check your Activity Monitor, under CPU, and all processes to see if you have something weird taking up alot of CPU.
  6. wordy macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2008
    I would say just to reinstall the app, then use AppZapper or AppCleaner or something similar to remove it, which will remove the .app file along with (hopefully) all the other junk files it may have put in ~/Library/ etc.
  7. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Now how is that possible? The MBA is much faster.
  8. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    I don't know but it did.
  9. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Some macbook airs may have gotten screwed up in the store somehow. I was really nervous about getting one (still thinking about it) when the one at futureshop was sluggish as heck. it took a real long time to load apps and everything was choppy. but I went to best buy a checked out the air there and it was super responsive (i even saw a teen my age buy one even though the best buy guy tried to convince him out of it -- that jerk lol).

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