There are many things that can cause web applications to slow down - too many tabs open, forgetting to shut down your computer every few days, never clearing your cache, etc.

Here are some best practices to follow to make sure your computer is at it's optimal performance:

  1. Shut down your computer every 2-3 days

  2. Delete/uninstall programs you don't use

  3. Delete large files you no longer need (music, movies, etc.)

  4. Clean up hard disk space

  5. Change the power plan of your desktop computer to High Performance

  6. Add more Ram to your computer

  7. Update your computer's software

  8. Delete browser extensions or plugins you don’t use

  9. Remove unused dashboard widgets or gadgets

  10. Stop programs from automatically launching when your computer turns on


How to clear your cache:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.

  2. At the top right, click More (three vertical dots).

  3. Click More tools > Clear browsing data.

  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.

  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.

  6. Click Clear data.


If your computer is running slow, follow these steps to check your computer's memory usage:

Mac

  1. Applications folder

  2. Utilities folder

  3. Activity Monitor

  4. Select the Memory tab, and make sure it's green. If it's in the yellow or red, look at which applications are using the most memory and quit them. 

PC

  1. Press Windows Key + R

  2. Type resmon into the search box

  3. Select the Memory tab, and make sure it's below 50%. If it's above 50%, look at which applications are using the most memory and quit them.

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