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Teach Yourself Visually™: Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™ by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11. Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X

To keep Mac OS X running smoothly, maintain top performance, and reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. This chapter shows you how to empty the trash, delete unnecessary files, update applications, back up your files, and more.

Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X
  • Empty the Trash 244

  • Organize Your Desktop 245

  • Check Hard Disk Free Space 246

  • Uninstall Unused Applications 248

  • Set a Software Update Schedule 250

  • Update Software by Hand 252

  • Remove Unneeded Login Items 254

  • Configure Time Machine Backups 256

  • Restore Files Using Time Machine 258

  • Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery 260

Empty the Trash ...

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