Changing the Startup items often help you in speeding up your system. When a new program is installed, sometimes it starts on its own when the Mac OS X starts up to save your time when you wish to start that program. However, if you do not really use that particular program often, then all this just increases the time it takes for starting the computer. For this, you need to disable the unnecessary programs.
Changing Startup Items
· Open the System Preferences- Access it by clicking Apple menu in top-left side of the screen. Select the User & Groups in System Preferences from Systems section and select your user.
· Choose login items- Once you have selected a user, click Login items button. It would display a list for you of all programs that start when that particular user logs in. You can see from this list, and remove all the items that you do not wish to start when your systems starts.
Defragging Hard Drive
· Over time, opening, saving, deleting and editing the files would cause your hard drive to eventually become fragmented. A file, once saved, looks for an empty space and if that space is small, it saves the data to several locations which does not waste any disk space. However, this would cause your drive to slow down the working of the system as it will scan several parts of your hard drive to find and then read the files.Obviously, this process takes some time and slows down the working of the system. The more deleting and writing that is done, the more fragmented your drive will be. This process is going to have an impact gradually on performance of your hard drive which is why a software program that defragments your system is an amazing way to boost your computer's performance.
· Drive Genius offers an amazing Enhanced Defrag tool. It puts all the broken pieces together into just one continuous block along with all the empty space. Defrag feature displays the information in 2 separate tabs: File Fragmentation and Volume Fragmentation. File Fragmentation would display the list of files that have been fragmented on your hard drive whereas the Volume Fragmentation would display graphical representation for one quick overview for all the files that are laid across your hard drive. These lists would indicate which of the files are fragmented, how much space these files use, and how many fragments these files are split into.