- 1 Mac Software Optimization
Mac Software Optimization
In order to maintain Apple Macintosh computers properly a user must posses certain amount of technical skills and knowledge. This article is intended to provide necessary help in the activities.
RELOAD YOUR MACBOOK
If a restart remedies that problem, and the issue does not reappear, your maintenance is done.
CHECK YOUR FILE CATALOG
• Boot the Mac using the MacOS Boot Compact Disk • Activate drive Utility and choose ”repair disk” option
If there is no access to the OSX installation CD, apply the UNIX command ”FSCK” using Terminal set up for in Single User Mode. The specific way of how to do this differs due to the built of OS X you are using. Proceed to Apple Support in order to receive special instructions.
CHECK SPACE ON YOUR SYSTEM DISK
A user should leave at least 0.5 GB of free capacity at all times. Keep in mind the fact that even if you can save larger amount of free space during the reboot, auxiliary files can reduce drive capacity significantly. That is why you need to reserve minimal amount 3072 Mb of free space right past Booting.
In order to solve the issue put to Recycle Bin unnecessary files as well as applications stored in Boot disk to clear free capacity. You can
Start this in disk “utility” under your general user account. Choose Boot disk and click on First Aid tab, and then activate the “repair permission button. Check In case this cures the problem.
CLEAN OS AND PERSONAL CACHE FOLDERS
Apply a third party program similar to “Onyx” or Cocktail to thoroughly deep clean all caches, and then reload. Check if that cures the inconvenience.
UNPLUG ANY USB OR FIREWIRE DEVICES EXCEPT MAC’S OPTICAL MOUSE
Restart your Mac after unplugging every piece of additional hardware. In case this causes the problem go away, the reason is probably that you have a bad external hardware, bad wire, or bad port on the computer.
Among of those reasons for issues crippling a Macbook work is that there is enormous number active Dashboard WIDGETS. These perform very well in downscaling your RAM capacity. Thus you must look through the list of operating WIDGETS and shut down the ones which are taking excessive reserves. The best way to solve that problem is possibly to turn these out one by one till the computer unfreezes.
PROBLEMS WITH FONT
Another common issue that must be addressed when your Mac freezes is getting rid of unused fonts. The thing is average Mac is programmed to keep all the fonts available whether they are used or not. Disable those fonts you don’t use often and thus improve the Mac performance.
LIST OF ASSISTING SOFTWARE
IceClean - free application for file management
MacPAw Paid application for Mac management
Mac scan module of Mackeeper software application.