Try a Few Quick Fixes

Lots of the procedures in this book require time, thought, and effort to understand and put into practice. I hope you’ll be systematic about testing speed before and after making changes (as I describe later in Understand Diagnostic Principles), because I think the results are worth it. But that testing might take hours, and meanwhile you’ll still be struggling with a slow Mac.

Fortunately, in many cases you can make significant improvements to your Mac’s performance in a few minutes, with hardly any effort. The procedures I describe in this chapter are not a complete or permanent solution, but it’s the best and easiest place to start.

In fact, even if you plan to work your way carefully through every single procedure in ...

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