It's inevitable that the performance of Mac computers drops over time. The most obvious symptoms are the slow start-up and the dreaded multicolored wheel that spins as soon as several applications are opened. If your computer is affected, now is the time to take a few minutes to refresh the system and give it back some of its initial vigor.
- Open the “Preferences” menu by clicking on the apple menu then System Preferences.
- Press Users and Groups.
- Click on the tab Opening hours.
- Select each application you want to prevent from launching at session startup.
- Click on the button "-" (less) to remove it from the list.
- In the Dock, press and hold the basket until the context menu appears.
- Press Empty the trash.
Similarly, you can uninstall applications that you no longer use, as follows:
- Open the Finder.
- Press Applications dans la colonne de gauche.
- Find the software you want to remove from the list and tap it once.
- Press File at the top left of the screen.
- Press Place in the trash.
- Click on the apple menu, at the top left of the screen.
- Click on To restart.
- Click again To restart.
By following these tips, you should see your Mac get back to normal, as long as you don't have a lot of software open at the same time. If that's not enough, solutions exist on the hardware side, such as adding RAM memory in the form of bars.
Find other tutorials on Mac:
- Essential keyboard shortcuts on macOS
- Mac keyboard guide
- Essential Trackpad Shortcuts on Mac
- How do I force software to quit on Mac?
- How to update your Mac?