Every time a Mac starts up or reboots, it is accompanied by the startup sound. Here is how you can permanently disable Mac’s startup sound.
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Have you ever wanted to run bash script as a root user during startup? Here’s how you can harness the power of cron and set your scripts to run at startup.
Are you always connected to a VPN for security reasons? Here is how you can get your Mac to auto connect to a VPN on startup.
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If you love music and want your Mac to play your favorite track every time you boot up, you can do that using the Automator app to add a startup sound. Here’s how.
While you can temporarily disable the touchpad, wouldn’t you rather have the ability to fully shut it off at startup? Here is how to do so in Linux.
There are lots of things to hate about Windows and the slow startup process is definitely one of them. Here are five of the best tips that will help you to iron out niggles, eliminate bottlenecks and generally improve the startup process of Windows 8.1.
There are times when a user wants to know the startup and shutdown history of a computer. Mostly, system administrators need to know about the history for troubleshooting purposes. If multiple users use the computer, it may be a good security measure to check PC startup and shutdown times to make sure that the PC is being used legitimately. In this article, we will discuss two ways to keep track of your PC shutdown and startup times.
Measuring the speed of your startup allows you to find out how much time you have saved after implementing the speed up measures. Here’s a quick way to measure and speed up your Windows startup.
Do you realize that your Windows PC is running slower and slower everyday, especially after installing/uninstalling applications? There are plenty of causes for a slow running PC. While we have covered plenty of tips and tricks to help your PC boots and runs faster, sometimes you just want to have a software to do everything […]
KDE has an easy-to-use system for configuring programs or scripts to run at startup. Linux distributions also have methods of starting programs at boot, but there are some unique instances when it would be ideal to start a script at the moment KDM starts, in between the start of X and the start of your […]
Some of us like our PC to always be ready when we enter the room. Waiting for the system to boot up can be annoying. Thankfully, there is a solution that allows you to schedule startups and shutdowns to save you time, and possibly reduce your electricity bill. Startup on schedule This step will vary […]
Hardware keeps getting faster and faster, and most of us are running machines that would have been unthinkably speedy a decade ago, yet somehow it never seems to feel that way. As the hardware gets faster, the software seems to get bigger and slower and we always seem to end up with something that dances […]
Keeping a Windows installation clean, trimmed and running efficiently can be difficult. There are multiple tools that we have suggested in the past to help with tasks such as deleting unnecessary files, stopping unnecessary programs from starting at launch, and uninstalling unused programs. However, you have to use multiple programs to achieve all these tasks. […]
It’s amazing how many special pieces of software there are for the simple task of managing Windows’ startup items. Especially considering the fact that Microsoft has long included a tool in most versions of Windows for just this purpose. It’s called msconfig, and it’s been there all along waiting to help you speed up your […]
Every modern operating system has some sort of startup routine. Even DOS had the old AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. The startup system defines what is launched on system startup, under what conditions, and in what order. DOS did things the simple way, having a file that was read on every boot that would run commands in […]