i cant believe i did this...i typed this into the terminal window and restarted. some people over at versiontracker had this suggestion to get applications to launch faster. sudo update_prebinding -verbose -force -root / then hit return then type in your administrative password then hit return and then restart. the first time you launch say photoshop it might not seem any faster but after that first launch all subsequent launches should be.... goes for other applications as well....here is the whole review where i got the command from. "plaintiger Jun 16, 2002 woohoo! webchick! thank You so much! i know a lot of people are terrified at the thought of so much as launching Terminal (maybe it's the name that scares them , but i'm always grateful when somebody enlightens me to a simple command i can type that will let me throw away one or more pieces of software i've downloaded to accomplish the same thing...and what's more, the command You gave seems to do a much more complete job than either speedmeup or xoptimize - i've run both of those apps repeatedly and never seen a noticeable speed increase, whereas the first time i typed "sudo update_prebinding -verbose -force -root /" and restarted, i saw a dramatic decrease in the launch times of my apps. thank You thank You thank You! "