Speeding up your Mac #1

If you are like many Mac users, your desktop (the application called “Finder”) becomes your catchall location for saving all your files, downloads, work in progress, etc. Since the Finder is always running, you can lighten its load, as well as speed up your machine, by using Mac OS X’s included folders: Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures. The fewer items you have “on your Desktop” the faster your machine will be.

You can automate this process if you download lots of files, or need to automaticaly sort your files with Hazel, from Noodlesoft. It’s what I use to keep my desktop clean and organized!

Here is a short demo I found on YouTube showing you how to use Hazel:

If you want to see one more video tutorial, check out this one.

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