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Free system cleaner for MacBook Pro

by bdiesing / September 10, 2010 7:19 AM PDT

I have a P.C. that I use CCleaner on to delete unwanted temporary files and such. I also use it to clean up the Registry. I Just bought a MacBook Pro and I was wondering if there is any free software that can do the same for my Mac?

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Not any real need for something like that,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 10, 2010 10:00 AM PDT

OS X does not have a Registry and you can easily delete the temporary files using Safari.

However, ONYX is a decent "tidier upper"

Note, if you leave your machine running, UNIX will run its CRON jobs to tidy things up for you, while you sleep


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by bdiesing / September 10, 2010 10:32 AM PDT

Okay. Thank you. I wasn't sure. I've only had a P.C. for a year, and like I said I just got a Mac so I don't know to much. Now, you say for Safari, but, what about Mozilla Firefox?

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Same deal,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 11, 2010 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Firefox?

the option is in the preferences


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by iancoruther / November 17, 2010 8:29 AM PST

For me the best feature of Onyx is the fact that you can turn off dashboard.

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