posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 10:49 AM
I have a 27 in imac bought new in 2012. It has X lion 10.7.5. First mac ever and totally clueless. I've always been a Windows user, and did fairly
well, but I'm starting over from scratch in the learning process.
First question that's been bugging me for months. Why is it every time I open a new window, if I click the history tab, I ALWAYS see " Shawnette
Hadely" google search? I am the only one who uses this computer and I can guarantee I've never done a search for this person.
And secondly, why is this mac SO slow? I am constantly getting the color wheel when trying to load pages. It's not my internet connection because I
have a Win pc right next to the mac and it loads almost instantly. I have tried to google the answer, but there are so many answers and I'm not sure
if I should be trying a bunch of stuff myself when I'm not familiar with the system. I'd feel better if someone could help me, instead of my
trying to pick and choose from google searches, if that makes sense.
I did reduce my desktop to one folder, because I read a cluttered desktop could make it run slower. That
had no affect on my problem. I try to keep only one or two things open, and that doesn't seem to help either.
Is there something specific I can do to make this machine faster?
I would be so grateful for any help.