I am having some lagging issues with my MBP, mostly has to do with any web browser I use. I am mostly in the browser day in day out and I have major lag problems. I've cleared the cache for all browsers, I've used OnyX to run scrips to clean up my mac, rebooted multiple times, nothing is working to quit this lag I get so often. I've used Chrome, Firefox, Aurora and Safari. Safari is just a horrible browser, slow, doesn't load pages correctly a lot of the time, blah blah. I prefer Firefox or Chrome but I've had issues with Chrome not showing pages correctly either so that is why I am using Firefox. Currently using Firefox beta 20.0. My browsers are always up to date with the newest stable version available (minus the Firefox which I have been testing as beta to see if it fixed the lag).
I am thinking of reinstalling OS X to get a clean slate. I did it once before not long after I got my mac due to a bad install of an antivirus that ***** (Sophos). It royally screwed up my system. But I remember last time I did the restore over wifi/internet and it reinstalled all of my apps, luckily I had successfully uninstalled Sophos prior to to reinstallation of OS X.
How can I get a clean slate without the apps? I want to pick and choose which apps I install. I did make my flash drive the recovery disk so perhaps it won't force install all of my apps that I had through the Mac App Store.
If anyone has any suggestions as to what to do to fix this lag issue in web browsers I'd love to hear it. Otherwise, how can I reinstall OS X and get a clean slate so I can choose my apps all over again?
If you need more info, please don't hesitate to ask. I am not shy with the command line (long time linux user prior to OS X though I was never all that familliar with commands on my own, that's what google is for LOL).
I currently have open:
Mail Pop Pro (email app that sits in the menu bar as an icon versus being in the dock)
Bandwith+ (monitoring my internet usage)
I have 6 tabs open in Firefox, nothing unusal for me. These problems didn't start suddenly after installing or using any of my apps. It seemed to get worse and worse as time went on.
Here are pics of my Activity Monitor: