How to empty the trash

Too many items in your trash can slow down your Mac. Emptying it is simple, and can be very effective.

There are 2 ways to empty the trash.
Here’s how:
1. Click and hold on the "Trash Can" icon in your dock.
2. After holding the mouse down for a few seconds, you'll see the option menu pop up.
3. Roll your mouse to the "Empty Trash" text and then let go of the mouse clicker.


1. Along the top left of your computer screen, where it says "Finder".
- You may have to click on the desktop to get to the Finder.
2. Click on the Finder menu and choose "Empty Trash"
(see screenshot below)
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