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#1 mercuryrsng

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

In recent weeks, My Mac has been running fairly slow. I notice that Spotlight has been indexing an awful lot. I am running Mountain Lion. Any suggestions? I get many hiccups and I get the rotating round colored thing. Just got it twice while typing these few lines.

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#2 Buddyme2

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

Spotlight indexing the hard drive will slow down your Mac considerably. I'd just wait until it's done indexing.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Try Onyx, you can tick everything in "Automation" until you can learn more about it.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

Try Onyx, you can tick everything in "Automation" until you can learn more about it.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx

 

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Have you any idea why OnyX  is not available from the Apple 'App' store?

 

Perhaps you could/would ask the developer - Titanium, I think it is.

 

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#5 heroditus

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Sorry, no but I think as a free program it covers just about everything.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

hmm, it may be your hard drive going bad. When a mac hard drive goes bad a few things will happen. The spinning wheel of death will come on very often. Opening a page or moving around a window will also trigger the spinning wheel of death and the lag time will be horrendous. How often does your computer go slow? Is it all the time? If it is, I strongly recommend taking it into an apple store and have them run a hard drive test on it. Also, if you haven't already, back up your computer! What you are describing happened to me a few years ago and it ended up being my hard drive going bad, I lost everything. 

 

Apples great because you can bring your computer in for free, just make sure you scheduled an appointment at the genius bar. Please do a follow-up I am really interested in knowing what it ended up being. 

 

Hope this helped! 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

Try Onyx, you can tick everything in "Automation" until you can learn more about it.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx

 

Hello!  smile.png

 

Have you any idea why OnyX  is not available from the Apple 'App' store?

 

Perhaps you could/would ask the developer - Titanium, I think it is.

 

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My guess is because OnyX does stuff that Apple's App Store "rules" don't permit.  You will not find many "disk level" type utilities in the Apple App Store since Apple forces all apps in the App Store to operate in kind of a "walled garden" environmental.

 

It is also possible that the maker of OnyX just does not want to deal with Apple's App Store process.






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