Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Speed up your Mac by removing files from the Desktop - Mac OS X Hints

 

Speed up your Mac by removing files from the Desktop - Mac OS X Hints: "A family member owns a Mac, and he was complaining it was getting slow - especially the Desktop. He had a lot of files on the Desktop, but none of them were visible on the Desktop itself, but only in a Finder window displaying the contents of the Desktop. The Desktop only showed two icons: the main hard disk, and a Time Machine hard disk. The Desktop itself was very slow, and often displayed a beachball.

However, when I looked in the Desktop folder, there were more than 2,700 image files. When I removed the image files from the Desktop folder, everything went back to normal.

So, don't over-clutter your Desktop, as it might slow down your Mac and even hide files. "

 

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