This chapter is for speed demons only. At some time in their Mac lives, most users have wished that their machines would work faster — even if their Macs have multiple cores or processors. I can’t help you make your processors any faster, but here’s where I cover some ways to make your Mac at least seem faster. Better still, at least some of these tips won’t cost you one red cent.
Because this is a chapter is the infamous Part of Tens, the powers that be require the word ten in the chapter title. But try as I might, I couldn’t come up with ten ways to speed up your Mac. The nine tips that follow were the best I could do. So if you think of another great way (or two) to speed up your Mac, please send it to me at Yosemite4Dummies@boblevitus.com. If your suggestion is really good, I’ll include it in the next edition and give you full credit for thinking of it!
Keyboard shortcuts (see Table 22-1 for a nice little list of the most useful ones) can make navigating your Mac a much faster experience compared with constantly using the mouse, offering these benefits: