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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac Pro by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 16

Maintaining Mac Pro

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To keep Mac Pro running smoothly, maintain top performance, and reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. This chapter shows you how to empty the Trash, monitor CPU and memory usage, uninstall applications, back up your files, and more.

Empty the Trash

Organize Your Desktop

Monitor CPU Usage

Track Memory Usage

Uninstall Unused Applications

Configure Time Machine Backups

Create a Secondary User Account

Create an OS X Recovery Disk

Empty the Trash

You can free up disk space on your Mac Pro by periodically emptying the Trash. When you delete a file or folder, OS X does ...

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