Hi all todays mac tip is going to be on how to increase the speed of your web browser and searching by using a free application call namebench. What this does is it actually searches the fastest DNS servers that are located in your area and on your network, in order to increase the speed of your browsing. Now the DNS servers are set up in your network Preferences and I am going to show you where to change them once you run through this report. But the first thing you will need to is get the application. Go the website I ndicated.
In the comment section and click on the download linke for the mac dmg file, download it and open it up in your downloads folder open it up and copy the application to you desktop or applications folder. After you do so run the application and it will open up and click the start button it will run for a while going through thousands of posiibbilities and when it’s done a report will pop up that looks like this which will give you basically the suggestions for a faster DNS service for you to use. In My Case it actually told me that.
I would be 40.1 percent faster if i change the dns servers to the 3 suggested here. i will show you now how to change them in your network settings. Go to your apple menu go to system preferences got to network click advanced click on the DNS tab and in this case I already put the new ones in but I will remove them to show you that you dont have to save them, if I click on them individually and hit the minus sign all there of them can be removed when I remove them I got a another 2 dns servers that popped up which are coming.
From my dhcp settings. so in order to put the new ones in click on the plus sign go to the report copy them one at a time and paste them one at a time. twice to get the light blue highlight and paste. When your done hit OK then dont forget to hit apply once your done restart your web browser and you should have an increase in speed. This is a great application and its free and it did speed me up, I highly recommend it. Its a great tip and good luck and surfing faster.
How to Speed Up Your Mac Best Tips
Speed up your first your desktop are you can see my desktop completely clean saving things to the desktop more cluttered your desktop is gonna be and will slow you down how much applications you got its start up one indication is this icons on my menu bar.
This indicates how many applications are starting with my machine to handle this go into your system preferences users and groups and Login Items here you can check and uncheck which applications you want starting with your system all unused applications there is a great utility called ap cleaner that is perfect to uninstall those unused applications.
You just have to find in drag that application into at cleaner and he will list everything associated to that application and allowed you to just one click deleted speaking a believing things makes keep your system nice and tidy make sure you have plenty of free space as unused applications you probably have files that rarely access them.
To check your space it’s easy just go to your mac hd drive or a specific folder and press Command I get info and we’ll tell us how we are utilizing our desk consider to move your unused files to an external drive in other hand utilize a cloud system like Dropbox copy dot com or other options out there.
But keep in mind you taking out space with your dropbox documents folder periodically go through in and tidy up just make sure you have plenty of free space on your hard disk thing else that we should do is invest in some type a blog cleaning utility a lot cleaning utility I use is on X a very useful utility and it’s free cleans up your cash is.
And other places where can get really clattered cashers from the system can be clean user information can be clean internet fonts blogs miscellaneous stuff and of course permanently deleting the trash from your system tool for cleaning up those locations and other optimizations that can do for you as well.
Great tool to clean up your mac but it’s not free is clean my Mac with oneclick solution it can scan and clean your Mac from the same locations among other features and tools thing we should do to keep things tidy optimized in running well is to go into our desk utility you find this.
Utility under applications utilities go to your Macintosh hard drive and verify disk permissions and then repair your disk permissions if necessary and then verify and repair your desk if necessary another tool to identify performance its problems is Activity Monitor you find activity monitor under applications.