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Why is my MacBook running so slow?

How can I figure out why my MacBook Pro is running so slow, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 20, 2013 - 23 answers

Why is my MacBook so slow and will downgrading to Snow Leopard help?

(Late 2008 Aluminum Unibody MacBook. Currently running Mountain Lion. 2GHz C2D, 2GB 1067 DDR3.) Over the past year or so, it's been slowing down significantly. I'm getting lockups, especially with web browsers (I use Chrome most of the time, Safari on occasion) where I get the pinwheel for quite a while. It takes a decently long time to boot up. And when I open it up, it usually takes a minute or so to fully exit sleep mode and become usable again. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Aug 16, 2013 - 27 answers

MacOSX: Create a new user, move safest bits over from my old user?

MacbookProFilter: I migrated my old user onto my new macbook, and carried with it a bunch of problems (slow startup, rapid battery life loss, etc.). Is there a clever, systematic way to migrate chunks of my user account to a new user? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode?

Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode? [more inside]
posted by pandemic on May 12, 2011 - 11 answers

How to copy and paste quickly in Excel 2011 for Mac.

In Excel 2011 for Mac, everything slows to a crawl if I cut or copy a large number of cells. Is there any way to fix this? If not, is there a different spreadsheet program that could do this quickly? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me fix a slow Mac!

How do I fix a slow iMac? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jan 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Make my next Mac fast!

Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Flash? More like Strobe.

Help me play YouTube and Hulu videos on my PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Brand new computer slower than older one?

Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 3, 2010 - 15 answers

SBOA (Spinning Beachball of Annoyance)

My Mac just got very sluggish. Common actions like typing, scrolling, clicking app controls, etc. cause the beachball to appear for 5-10 seconds. This happens across applications. Please help me figure out what's wrong. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Slow typing in Excel 2008 and unexplained network traffic

Why would Excel 2008 cause a lot of network traffic while typing in a cell? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Nov 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Help. My mac runs slow.

Help me, my mac is running slow! I have a theory that this relates to not utilizing the full amount of memory that is available. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Jan 12, 2008 - 23 answers

My Mac is starting up so s-l-o-w-l-y

My Mac PB takes about 10 minutes to start up and then another 5 to load mac mail or safari. Am I about to crash? [more inside]
posted by pman78 on Oct 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Java?! More like molasses.

Why are java apps so slow on OS X? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 23, 2006 - 16 answers

What's wrong with my Powerbook?

Mac gurus: the last couple of days my 867 TiPowerbook has been behaving erratically. The transfer rate of the harddrive seems to have slowed right down, so even though the drive sounds normal, it's accessing all the time. Lots and lots of drive activity and pinwheeling, but barely any results. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on May 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Slowwwww file sorting in OS X

Why are files in OS X taking so darn long to place themselves alphabetically after being named? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Feb 23, 2006 - 6 answers

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