Tuesday, September 6, 2016
My laptop was running soooooooooooooooo sloooooowwwww..... Webpages were taking forever to loooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaad..... Everything was sloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww......... Then it froze. Webpages loading? Circle of doom...... Email download? Green bar halfway and stuck....... Try Restart? Noooooooooooo......... Noooothiiiinnnnngggg........ Whack! The computer equivalent of a smack across the face did get it working again -- I pulled the battery to crash it. But why had it been slowing down so much lately? Aha! Perhaps I should hit the Start button. Type %temp% in the Search box. Open the Temp file it found. Oh, my. Just look at all those folders and files. Just look at how many MBs of memory they've gobbled up. Hit Select All. Hit Delete.... Yes, skip that one. And that one. Go on.... All done? Right. Close the Temp folder. Start Firefox. BLIRT! It's open in an eyeblink. Open up a webpage, any webpage, and.... AndthedamnthingisblazinglyFAST! I need to do this more often.