Unused applications could be slowing your Mac

OS X Lion slowing you down?

One possibility for a slow computer is unused applications running in the background.

Slow computer

Slow computer

To check go to “System Preferences” / “Users & Groups” / “Login Items.”

On my Mac Lion had the two apps running and four that failed to run. The four that failed to start were no longer on my computer. I had removed them long ago. The other two were GeekTool and Google Chrome. I selected all the apps and hit the “-” to remove them from the Login Items list. Removing the apps from this list will not uninstall them.

Note: Always check and make sure you are not removing any apps that need to be there to operate properly.

This is just one possible reason for a slow computer. But for me it was all I need to fixed the problem.

Duplicate replaces “Save As” in OS X Lion

Duplicate

Duplicate

I am a big “Save As” user. If you make modifications to a file but want to save it under a new name all you have to do is hit Save As and enter a new file name. But in Apples OS X Lion the Save As function, in Apple applications such as Numbers and Pages, are now gone.

In it’s place Apple has added Duplicate.

With the app creates a copy of the file and brings it to the front. The original file is then cleared from the screen. Do not worry your original file is still in its directory unmodified. At the top of the new file the word “copy” has been added to the end of the files name.

Careful, this new file has not been saved. It’s just a copy and can easily be deleted. I recommend that the next step be to save the duplicate file right a way.

Hit the save option. Now you can rename the file and specify the directory it will go in.

As far as I can tell the replacement of Save As with Duplicate only appears be in Apple’s iWork applications.

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