If you want to keep your house clean, you need to clean it regularly. If you want your car to work well, you should provide service every year. If you want your computer to respond quickly, you need to do your own maintenance – digital spring cleaning.
Not only will we be talking about erasing the keyboard, but we’ll also be cleaning up the digital clutter that occupies system space, including applications and files that are no longer in use. How does this begin?
What are the hazards of keeping unused applications on your computer? These programs take up valuable storage space, making operating systems more difficult than they actually are. They force your computer to merge items in the start menu, filter setup files, and install updates to programs you don’t actually use. In addition, every application on the system can be targeted by a hacker or data mining company, so the less maintenance the better.
Take the time to identify programs you no longer need and uninstall them – you can reinstall them at any time if you change your mind. On Windows, open the start menu, enter the Settings screen, and click on the application and functionality behind the system. You can sort applications by size or date to clear unwanted applications, or you can click on the application to remove them. On the macOS, open the Launchpad, click and hold down any applications, and then click the delete button. Some programs may require you to start the unload utility. To do this, open the Finder, navigate to the application folder, and find the unloader. If not, simply apply the entries in the application to the wastebasket.
When filtering an application, you’ll find what you want to keep. To do this, download the update to ensure that you are running the latest version.
This is a corollary of modern computing, when you use your device, you will build garbage files: you create and forget projects, operating systems or applications to create temporary files, and so on. You can’t prevent this from happening, but you can keep it at its best by periodically cleaning it up.
Unless you really know the Windows or MacOS methods, it’s a good idea to get help with this task from a third-party program. CCleaner (for Windows and MacOS) has long been one of the best free options in the division, and we also like the CleanMyMac and System Mechanic (Windows), although the latter two are not free.
If you don’t want to rely on these programs, you can do some simple cleanup yourself. Sit down for an hour or so to delete photos you will never look back on, or to clean up old files and spreadsheets that are no longer relevant.
We spend a lot of time on browsers, and that’s another area we can take seriously. CCleaner is a great way to clean up digital junk that the browser doesn’t really need, but each browser has its own options that you can use.
In Chrome, go to Settings, then click to display advanced Settings, then click to clear browsing data to clear cached files, browsing history, plug-in data, and so on. This should make your browser easier. On Firefox, this option is in preferences, advanced, network, and cache Web content. In Microsoft Edge, you need to go to Settings and clear the browsing data. Finally, in Safari, open the application menu and select clear history.
When you click and burn, check the download folder for any files you have forgotten. Delete content that does not require more space to be freed.
Finally, deleting unused browser extensions may have the same benefits as uninstalling unused applications. This will simplify your browser, reduce the need for computer resources, and ensure your security. Open the browser extension or plug-in page to see if any other components are not available.
If no one else sees your computer, what’s the point of neatness? You may have the same attitude towards your house. So, as we’ve already mentioned, this means that your operating system and application time is easier, and it can save you time when you’re looking for important documents. In addition, if all goes well, the chances of the document being forgotten are reduced, and the hard drive can be used for other things.