Unused applications could be slowing your Mac
February 23, 2012 Leave a comment
OS X Lion slowing you down?
One possibility for a slow computer is unused applications running in the background.
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.
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