MY COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOWLY WHEN I LAUNCH AN APP

MY COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOWLY WHEN I LAUNCH AN APP

  • If you have been working with El Capitan and have noticed that everything from your browser to your keystrokes has been running extra-slow, you are not alone. Many have experienced this update issue, and it does not appear related to your RAM or other typical sources of poor performance. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to pin down exactly what is causing the issue.
  • First, try restarting your Mac to see if this helps. Visit theApple Menu (the button in the top left of your screen with the apple logo), and select the option Restart. Sometimes if Yosemite has really hit a wall this will freeze your computer instead of restarting it. If this happens, press Control key-Command key (⌘) -Power button at the same time. This will force the restart – just be sure that your programs are closed and your data saved before you attempt this.
  • If this doesn’t work, head over to yourSystem Preferences add-ons: These are the apps at the bottom of the System Preferences window. If you have any of these, try deleting or disabling them to see if this helps – some may not be working properly with El Capitan. Select the icon and look through the options to find a way to Disable or Deauthorize (this can vary a little base on the app). If disabling a particular app helps solve the problem, then that app may not be compatible with El Capitan. Look for an update for that app, or disable it until an update comes out.
  • You should also consider visiting your browsers and heading toSettings to delete your cache and cookies. Visit Flash Player in System Preferences and delete its saved browser data too, to see if this helps.
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