Big Sur slow on MacBook Professional 2019

May 27, 2011
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My Mac started running slow after updating to Big Sur. Any advice on how to deal with this?
Nov 14, 2012
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Can I ask you the spec's of your MacBook Pro?

I can think of two areas to possibly look at.

(A) Disable any unwanted startup items

1. Click on Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen
2. Select System Preferences
3. Select Users & Groups
4. Click on your username
5. After selecting your username you will see a Login Items tab on the left of the window. Click on that, and you will then see a list of login items that open automatically when the computer is started up.
6. Select the checkboxes located next to any of the items you wish to turn off on startup.
7. Click the – button to remove them

(B) Check your Activity Monitor for system hunger processes.

1. Select Utilities
2. Select Activity Monitor
3. Once you have the Activity Monitor open, you will see a list of every program that is currently running. If you click on the CPU tab, you will see how much of a CPU demand each process running has in the for of a percentage.
4. Select any processes you want to close and click on the X button on the top right of the window
5. Select Quit when asked if you are sure you want to quit the desired process

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