Mac Running Slow?

Try Repairing Permissions
It won’t harm your computer to try it and it just might solve your problem!
Here’s how:
- First Quit all your running Applications.
1. Open your Utilities folder (Go menu > Utilities - see below).

2. In the Utilities folder double click on Disk Utility.
3. In Disk Utility, single click your “primary” hard drive from the disk list.
4. With your hard drive selected and highlighted, click once on the “First Aid” tab.
- It should look something like this:

5. Now click the “Repair Disk Permissions” button to repair permissions.
It’s going to take a while, so sit back and smile - your almost a Mac Genius!
- A list of items should start moving through the main window of Disk Utility and a progress bar on the bottom right will begin.

6. When Disk Utility has completed it’s task:
a. Quit Disk Utility.
b. Restart your Mac.

See if that helps. If not, drop me an email.
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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)

Change screen or desktop background

Tired of the screen background that came with your Mac?
Here’s how to change it:

Method #1:
1. Click on the Apple menu  (upper left corner of your screen) and choose “System Preferences”
2. When the System Preferences window opens, click once on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” icon.

3. In the next window, make sure the “Desktop” tab is selected. Select images from the list on the left.
(See Screenshot below)
- Several collections come with Mac OS X.
- You can also look for images in your iPhoto library.
4. Click a picture on the right that you want to use as your background and it will instantly update your background screen.
NOTE: To have the desktop picture change on a regular basis or at certain times, select the "Change picture" checkbox and choose a time from the pop-up menu. This may affect the performance of some applications, such as games, that use a lot of graphics.

Method #2:
1. Click once on the current screen background. You should now be in the “Finder”
- It will say “Finder” in the upper left corner, next to the Apple icon, if you’re in Finder
2. Press the Control key (or Right-Click), then choose “Change Desktop Background...” from the shortcut menu that pops up.
3. You will then be automatically moved to the Desktop & Screensaver section of your System Preferences and you can follow the instructions from step #3 above.
(See Screenshot below)


Guide to Mac OS X Lion Gestures - printable guide

The guys at MacMost made this great guide - Enjoy!

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