Smart Ways to Speed Up Your Computer
Empty the Recycle Bin Regularly
Here’s what you need to know if you have a Mac.
Apple users have a great advantage in the area of malware, as Macs aren’t nearly as susceptible as PCs. However, you can keep your Mac OS X (the operating system) running quickly by minimizing clutter. Whenever you drop junk into the “wastebasket,” you’re not really throwing something away—no matter how satisfying that paper-crumpling sound is. The objects you toss are simply stored away, in case you ever regret your decision to trash them. To permanently delete, just hold down your mouse button over the Recycle icon at the lower right for a few seconds, until you see a little list pop up. (If you use a Windows-style two-button mouse, then simply right-click). Select “Empty Recycle Bin.”