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    How Can I Kill Onyx?
    I had Onyx when I was running Snow Leopard on my MacBookPro. I upgraded to LION and installed Onyx for that OS. Now, quite often I get the Onyx box telling me to "move it to my Applications folder," plus the Onyx icon. I pull them into the trash and that's it but it's happening practically all the time. How can I delete Onyx from my system? Is there an Uninstall program I should use or can I just drag it from the Apps folder to the Trashcan? Thanks very much for your help.
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    How Can I "Fix" The Spinning Beachball?
    Lately, the "spinning beachball" pops up for apparently no reason at all (when I'm in my Address Book or have just closed a FireFox window, etc.). It stays active for several minutes. Evidently something needs fixing, but I'm a Mac newbie and don't have a clue.

    What can I do to prevent this? Thank you very much for your help.
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    Repairing disk permissions is always a good place to start, but what does your disk free space look like?
    You should try to keep at least 15% and performance will begin to degrade rapidly as it drops below 10%
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    I have a 250 GB HD with 210 available.

    I had no problems until I downloaded and installed Onyx, and the Onyx install box comes up a lot, telling me to put it in my Applications folder, which I did when I first installed it.

    Will it hurt anything to drag the Onyx application to the trashcan and kill it? Then I'll reboot.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billwill View Post
    I had no problems until I downloaded and installed Onyx, and the Onyx install box comes up a lot, telling me to put it in my Applications folder, which I did when I first installed it.
    Any chance you dragged the .dmg of ONYX to the applications folder instead of the application itself? (that's what the error message sounds like)

    Do you have a lot of disk images (icons of a hard drive) left mounted on your desktop?
    When you're done with an application, do you quit the app and not just close the window?

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    I don't have a .dmg; all My applications show are two OnyX files: OnyX.app and OnyX2.4.5.
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    May be the Onyx was not installed properly. Try to uninstall it. And check if the machine get back to normal.

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    Should I drag the files to the Trashcan and then clean it out? I think that's the only way I can delete them.
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    Post moved to correct forum. OnyX is not an iOS application.....

    Download OnyX again and this time use the uninstall application that comes with the program to remove it. Although I don't know why you wish to uninstall it as OnyX is a very useful application for cleaning and speeding up your Mac.

    Download LINK

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    Merged threads...both threads Onyx & Mac slow-down related.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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