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kilo15 02-23-2007 03:42 PM

Idiots Guide to Onyx?
 
I haven't Downloaded onyx yet because I don't know what to do once I have it. I have a macbook. If anyone can list the steps that I need to follow to properly use onyx I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

RiDE 02-23-2007 04:20 PM

It's all really self explanatory once you open it up... Onyx can clean the system , change certain hard-to-find parameters such as "Show Hidden Files/folders" You can set it to run maintenance scripts, delete cache files, etc... You get to choose what you would like it to do or not do.

More screenshots from the developers website: (CLICK!)
http://edge.macworld.com/2006/05/ima...ntent/onyx.jpg

Sherman Homan 02-23-2007 04:26 PM

"Ride" is right, just read each of the check boxes carefully, Onyx can be quite aggressive deleting things. It assumes that caches and history files are evil, you may actually like having some of them around. My point is that unless your Mac is acting badly, there is no reason to hose down the system. Cache files are there for a reason, they can go bad, but they are mostly quite useful.

CrossBones 02-23-2007 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by RIDE (Post 334366)
It's all really self explanatory once you open it up... Onyx can clean the system , change certain hard-to-find parameters such as "Show Hidden Files/folders" You can set it to run maintenance scripts, delete cache files, etc... You get to choose what you would like it to do or not do.

More screenshots from the developers website: (CLICK!)
http://edge.macworld.com/2006/05/ima...ntent/onyx.jpg

Why doesn't my cleaning tab look like that? Mine looks like this:

kilo15 02-23-2007 09:33 PM

Thanks

puaerotch 02-23-2007 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CrossBones (Post 334498)
Why doesn't my cleaning tab look like that? Mine looks like this:

Because RIDE is using an older version of Onyx. As a matter of fact, what version is that RIDE? I liked that version a lot better than the current one and I can't remember which version made the first drastic change.

RiDE 02-23-2007 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by michaelstumpf (Post 334527)
Because RIDE is using an older version of Onyx. As a matter of fact, what version is that RIDE? I liked that version a lot better than the current one and I can't remember which version made the first drastic change.



I'm using v1.7.5. It works great so I haven't had a need/desire to upgrade to 1.7.8

CrossBones 02-24-2007 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by RIDE (Post 334540)
I'm using v1.7.5. It works great so I haven't had a need/desire to upgrade to 1.7.8

Oh I see. You're not up-to-date. http://www.augk18.dsl.pipex.com/Smileys/tongue5.gif

RiDE 02-24-2007 09:34 AM

Yeah... being up-to-date is over rated. I'm still wearing parachute pants!

CrossBones 02-24-2007 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by RIDE (Post 334748)
Yeah... being up-to-date is over rated. I'm still wearing parachute pants!

You're right. A lot of time if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

puaerotch 02-25-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by RIDE (Post 334540)
I'm using v1.7.5. It works great so I haven't had a need/desire to upgrade to 1.7.8

Darn, it won't let me download an old version from VersionTracker. I don't suppose you could zip yours up and attach it for me could you?

NanoBite 02-25-2007 04:16 PM

Easy Guide to using OnyX

RiDE 02-25-2007 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by michaelstumpf (Post 335378)
Darn, it won't let me download an old version from VersionTracker. I don't suppose you could zip yours up and attach it for me could you?


I've got it zipped for you... it went from 14.9MB down to 7.1MB.... PM me your email and I'll send it to you.


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