Boosting your Mac OS X El Capitan or other versions does not require any special skills but mainly common sense and a little rigor on the part of the user from time to time. As usual, we will deploy several practical and easy-to-apply tips that will boost your iMac, MacBook, Mac mini or Mac Pro.
Improving Mac Performance: Basic Maintenance
We recently devoted an article to the new Mac OS X El Capitan Disk Utility. It is always an important ally to inspect and repair any errors on a disk or SSD. A drive that contains errors, cross-files, or faulty sectors is a source of slowdowns and problems. Remember to regularly run the Disk Utility via the Finder (Applications, Utilities) under session or better still for more security in Recovery mode (cmd + R therefore ⌘ + R).
Choose your primary drive and click the SOA icon. Wait for the maintenance operation. It is no longer necessary to repair permissions under OS X El Capitan unless you specifically know what you are doing, but it is still possible with the Terminal. More advanced users can also benefit from the well-optimized Onyx for OS X El Capitan scripts for which we detail the instructions for use.
Speed Boosting a Mac: Off And Rebooting
The first practical advice that many users fail to do is to turn off and restart their Mac from time to time. You may not know that, but there are several ways to shut down your Mac. Instant sleep/restart is certainly very convenient, but from time to time, it is necessary to reboot its OS X.
Notably to empty the caches and purge the memory and to find performances between each session. If you still leave your Mac on standby, then in this case, at least try to purge the RAM from time to time with the Terminal or a free app provided for that purpose.
Close Applications … Not Just Windows
It seems obvious to regulars on Mac but not for new users from the Windows world. In Windows 10, 8, 7 or others, just close the window of a program to close it and release the memory it occupies. In Mac OS X, closing the window via the red dot does not stop the application!
This just closes the window … When you do not use an app, you have to free up the resources. To do this, go to the menu of the app in question and then quit (cmd + Q so ⌘ + Q).
Prevent Unwanted Apps To Start Up
Too many applications launch with or without your agreement when Mac OS X starts up. You need some of them most likely but not all of them!
Manually Delete Apps On Start
Most apps on Mac have a Preferences menu or equivalent where you can disable startup at the login. If necessary, go to System Preferences, Users and Groups, choose the appropriate user and click the Opening tab (after unlocking the lock with your administrator password). Tick the app and delete with the “-” button anything you do not want to see.
Some programs do not appear in the settings? In this case, you must locate and delete them manually. Click the Alt key (⌥ Option) on the keyboard and in the Apple menu choose System Information. Then go to Software and Startup. Identify the apps that launch without your agreement and then using the Finder go to the start directory and then delete the item.
Automatically Delete Apps, Services, Start-up Processes
If you want to quickly and automatically remove apps but also services that start at startup and slow you down, there is an alternative solution very easy.
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