2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2014 7:00 PM by mizzle123
laurakatarinaxo Level 1 Level 1


I have the macbook pro 13-inch and it is fairly new as i purchased it only three or four months ago. Recently I have noticed that it has phases where is is very slow and freezes. Not all the time, but sometimes it goes very slow and i just leave it to sort its self out. I checked the amount of space and usage and i have a lot of space left so that cannot be what is making it slow. Anyone having this problem aswell? I'd like to fix this because it's annoying to have to wait for my laptop to stop being slow when i want to work on it.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello LauraKatarinaxo,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

    I have a couple of recommendations here. Resetting the SMC can help with system performance issues, so I would start there with you MacBook Pro:

    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)


    Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own

    Note: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer. 
      : The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.


    Also when this happens you can open the Activity Monitor to see if a specific application is eating all the RAM or using all the CPU, and causing the system to bog down.

    Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used





  • mizzle123 Level 1 Level 1

    I've had my mac laptop for about a year now and it's been having some problems.


    the first problem is that when i go to swipe to a different slide, it takes a long time to move. Usally when you swipe your slides it would be smooth and go to the slide you want it to go..


    I thought it was because i have to much things on laptop, so when i deleted and cleaned everything it up, it was still slow. what can i do?


    second problem, this login keychain keeps popping up and i want to get rid of it.