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    Idiots Guide to Onyx?

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    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.

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    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.

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    "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.

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    Idiots Guide to Onyx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    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!)
    Why doesn't my cleaning tab look like that? Mine looks like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossBones View Post
    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.
    Ridiculous- adjective: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd. ex. It is ridiculous how many people think the word ridiculous is spelled with an 'e'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstumpf View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    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?
    Ridiculous- adjective: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd. ex. It is ridiculous how many people think the word ridiculous is spelled with an 'e'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstumpf View Post
    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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