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= General Maintenance Tips =
== General Maintenance Tips ==
* Perform Time Machine backups to prevent data loss
* Prevent data loss: Time Machine backups OR put everything into Google Drive
* Upgrade the operating system to the latest version
* Upgrade the operating system to the latest version
* Keep your software up-to-date in the App Store and elsewhere
* Keep your software up-to-date in the App Store and elsewhere
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* Review the Trash and empty it
* Review the Trash and empty it
* Review contents of Downloads folder and delete files that you don't need
* Review contents of Downloads folder and delete files that you don't need
* NOTE: You're also welcome to open a ticket and we can assist you with a performance tune-up!


= Browser Fixes =
== Browser Fixes ==
* [https://www.lifewire.com/using-task-manager-in-chrome-446159 Chrome Task Manager] - like the Activity Monitor, but for Chrome (if you use Chrome)
* [https://www.lifewire.com/using-task-manager-in-chrome-446159 Chrome Task Manager] - like the Activity Monitor, but for Chrome (if you use Chrome)
* Check browser extensions / add-ons - running a lot of them can slow down your browsing
* Check browser extensions / add-ons: Running a lot of them can slow down your browsing
* Clear your browser (especially Chrome) - history, cache, passwords - these things can dramatically speed up Chrome
* Clear your browser (especially Chrome): history, cache, passwords - these things can dramatically speed up Chrome
* Restart your browser: Especially after clearing things above
* Restart your browser: Especially after clearing things above
* Reset your browser: This is a last-case fix, so come discuss with the Tech Dept before doing this
* Reset your browser: This is a last-case fix, so come discuss with the Tech Dept before doing this

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