MacMost Now 447: OnyX Maintenance Utility

If you are an advanced user with trouble, or someone who like to tinker with Mac OS X settings, then take a look at OnyX. This free utility gives you easy access to Terminal commands and hidden preferences.

Comments: 4 Responses to “MacMost Now 447: OnyX Maintenance Utility”

    Clockdrummer
    9 years ago

    Gary, thanks for sharing your knowledge and recommendations about Onyx.

    Will use cautiously etc.

    Donna Brooks
    8 years ago

    Thanks Gary! I don’t have OnyX, but I do have Ice Clean, which I only used for the daily/weekly/monthly maintenance tasks, but now I know I no longer have to do that because of the changes you mention in Snow Leopard. I do like to tinker, and seeing all those OnyX settings really made me curious!! However, I am not about to use apps like that on my new iMac. If I ever hook up my G4 again, I might give OnyX a try. There are a lot of things one can do on Ice Clean, too, (& other such apps I used on my G4), such as removing .DS Store files, but my understanding is that those files are what determines how items are displayed in the Finder. Like some of the other capabilities, I don’t know WHY anyone would want to do this!

    Donna Brooks
    8 years ago

    Oh, I meant to ask something about Disk Utility: I used to regular run Permission repairs on my G4. I do so far less now on my iMac b/c there are ALWAYS incorrect permissions! I read somewhere a list from Apple of known items that would always come up as errors when Verifying permissions on my model & OS, but it was so long as to be worthless. I can’t possibly visually compare that list to my results list. SO, since Verifying permissions is of no use, HOW OFTEN do you recommend I just run the REPAIR permissions process as maintenance?? THANKS!

      8 years ago

      I wouldn’t run it at all, unless you come up with a problem where fixing permissions is recommended as a possible solution.

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