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slow running IMAC

170 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 21, 2013 9:16 PM by Carolyn Samit RSS
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Aug 21, 2013 4:27 PM

My imac is running extremely slow, always thinking and pausing when browsing internet, what can i do to fix this?

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,180 points)
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:16 PM (in response to shoozgalore)

    If you are surfing the net with Safari, try emptying the cache.


    Press Command + Option + E on your keyboard. Quit and relaunch Safari to test.


    If that doesn't help, try troubleshooting Safari extensions and plug-ins.


    From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab. Turn that off if there are any installed. Quit and relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, turn extensions back on then uninstall one a time to test.


    If it's not an extensions issue, try troubleshooting third party plug-ins.


    Back to Safari > Preferences. This time select the Security tab. Deselect:  Allow all other plug-ins. Quit and relaunch Safari to test.


    If that made a difference, instructions for troubleshooting plugins here.


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