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Slow Login on Macs

Issue: your Mac takes a long time to login.

Causes:

  • Most likely this is a bug in the OS. Click on the apple menu and select "Software Update", then install the most recent software updates for your Mac.
  • Very little disk space left. Solution: Free up some disk space.
  • Lots of applications set to open automatically when you login. Solution: Open System Preferences => Accounts => Login Items and remove items that you do not want to start automatically.
  • Lots of files/folders on the Desktop. Solution: Move all the files from the Desktop into a new folder outside the Desktop. Move things to the Desktop as you use them.
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