Slow Mac – Spotify could be the reason why

So, I have seen a couple of Macs in the past few weeks, of decent spec, running really slowly as well as taking ages to boot (many minutes), I checked all the usual things, such as verify disk, repair permissions, console logs etc. and there were no obvious issues

anyway, I took a look at login items and the only common item for both machines was that the Spotify app was set to run at startup

once this was disabled it was like they were new machines!

if you’re Mac is running slow, and everything seems fine, then try following

Open System Preferences

Then Users & Groups

Then click on your account, and then Login Items

click on Spotify and then click on the minus button at the bottom of the window

 

Next, click on Finder

then press CMD SHIFT G

paste in the following location

~/Library/LaunchAgents

delete the com.spotify.webhelper.plist file

 

Then reboot the machine

 

On both the machines I did this on, it was like they were brand new, and both owners were very pleased with the result, hopefully this works for you too

Oh, and the Spotify app still works, a good result all round