Quick and Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Mac

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Quick and Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Mac

At MachMachines we are known for pumping out ideas to ensure your Mac is running fast and efficiently. Here’s a round up of recent posts that include quick and easy ways to speed up your Mac:

1. Re-install Your Operating System

The quickest and easiest way to fix Mac performance is often by uninstalling and re-installing your operating system. This tutorial will walk you step-by-step through that process.

2. Download and Run CleanMyMac 3

A basic CleanMyMac 3 scan runs through the following items: system junk, photo junk, mail attachments, iTunes junk,  and trash bins. It cleans up each of these areas creating more space on your hard drive and speeding up your Mac. It also identifies files on your hard drive that are particularly large and/or old, allowing you to make cleaning decisions on these individual items.

When I want to get rid of a program or application from my Mac, I find that some applications are straight-forward to remove, while others have multiple files and it’s not clear how to proceed. CleanMyMac 3 identifies the programs on your computer and lets you uninstall the application of your choosing in one click. Done and done.

3. Reset Your System Management Controller

Never heard of the System Management Controller? You’re not alone! It’s an often overlooked management device on your Mac that just might be the right quick and easy way for you to speed up your Mac. Plus, resetting this controller poses no harm to your computer so it’s worth a shot!

4. Repair and Verify Disk Permissions

While repairing and verifying your disk permissions shouldn’t be your first choice when facing a slow Mac computer, understanding how to use disk utilities can save you a lot of time and money. It’s also a valuable part of any Mac maintenance regiment to keep your system running for years to come.

5. Keep Your Mac from Overheating

Consider making changes to your graphics settings, use laptop cooling fans appropriately, and/or consider purchasing laptop cooling pads. This article gives you plenty of ideas of keeping your Mac cool and calm as you whip through your day.

6. Speed Up Your Safari Browser

We know from user reports that while Safari is the default browser on Mac its performance deteriorates over time. This quick read gives you ideas to boost its speed. This tutorial teaches you how to clear your cache and log files, delete your Safari’s browsing history, disable Safari extensions, relaunch Safari, streamline Auto-Fill Option, and remove Safari’s property list file. If all else fails, it also teaches you how to reset Safari!

What other ways do you know of to speed up your Mac? Share with us so we can get the word out!

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