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Chris1111

 
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Lately my imac has been slower n molasses. EVERYTHING takes like 3 seconds to complete. Any click is exceedingly slow. I've updated everything, restarted a few times, and closed everything not essential. Its still just slow. It didn't start out this way. It used to be a lot faster.
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Have you done any maintenance lately ?? Sounds like it needs a clean up.
You can either Repair Permissions via Disk Utility
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Download Oynx or MainMenu 1.7.4 and give it a good clean up. Oynx is a free App and make sure you get the version that pertains to your .v OS. If you get the wrong one it could do more damage than good. Then all you need to do is run the maintenance scripts and sit back until its done.
MainMenu is is now a paid App but that link i gave you gives you the FREE version of 1.7.4 It still is a really good tool. I own the Upgraded paid version as i like the job it does and is easy to use.
If you get main menu goto BatchTasks~Configure and uncheck Spotlight Reindex and Remove .DS_Store Files Once done Execute ....

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I went with MainMenu and its MUUUUUUUUUCH FASTER!!!!

Thank you TattoedMac, you sir are a gentleman and a scholar. I'll probably pay for the full version, I have no problem supporting stuff that works well.
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Did you find out what the source of your iMac's slowdown was?

Don't believe anything I tell you, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction. This is known as "doing your homework."
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Did you find out what the source of your iMac's slowdown was?
Seriously? Its in the posts above us.

Apparently it was some type of 'maintenance/house cleaning' type stuff that needed to be done. TattooedMac let me know that was the case and suggested the product MainMenu to cure it. Apparently its a program that does said 'maintenance/house cleaning' once you install it. (I'm just repeating what is already in the above posts so I'm kinda weirded out now).
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Seriously? Its in the posts above us.

Apparently it was some type of 'maintenance/house cleaning' type stuff that needed to be done. TattooedMac let me know that was the case and suggested the product MainMenu to cure it. Apparently its a program that does said 'maintenance/house cleaning' once you install it. (I'm just repeating what is already in the above posts so I'm kinda weirded out now).
No need to be snappy. You posted that MainMenu made your iMac faster, but you never specified what the specific cause of your iMac's slowdown was. "maintenance/house cleaning' type stuff" is a little vague, and I was looking for something more specific in hopes of preventing such a slowdown on my system. Geez.

Don't believe anything I tell you, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction. This is known as "doing your homework."
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Sorry, haven't been to bed yet. I need to get some sleep.

Perfectly valid question you asked. I have no answer, because its all over my head and I don't understand it. All I know is the program worked and I would highly recommend it to you as a regular maintenance program (even though I don't actually know what that means).
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