OnyX
OnyX 2.8.5
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OnyX is a multifunctional utility for OS X. It allows you to verify the startup disk and the structure of its System files, to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, to configure the hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Spotlight, and of some of Apple's own applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.
What's New
Version 2.8.5:
  • Deleting the Internet Cache improved
  • Deleting the System Cache improved
  • Deleting the all users Cache improved
  • Deleting the all users Temporary Items improved
  • Deleting the logs improved
  • Deleting the diagnostic reports improved
  • Bug when deleting the .DS_Store files corrected
  • New option: Color/Gray background for Launchpad
  • Turn on/turn off the Safari Debug menu function corrected
  • New version of sqlite3
Version 2.8.5:
  • Deleting the Internet Cache improved
  • Deleting the System Cache improved
  • Deleting the all users Cache improved
  • Deleting the all users Temporary Items improved
  • Deleting the logs improved
  • Deleting the diagnostic reports improved
  • Bug when deleting the .DS_Store files corrected
  • New option: more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later





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OnyX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Soneé reviewed on 23 Apr 2014
Let me start out by saying that most users will not need to use this app as OS X is very good at taking care of itself. But nothing is perfect and sometimes OS X can give you problems that's where Onyx steps in, it's so simple and straightforward to use I especially love the automation tab. One suggestion to the developer is to add a quick clean/fix tab that will perform functions which should address most of the common problems users might have with their Macs. Best of all the app is free but, that does not say that we should not show a little love and donate :)
[Version 2.8.5]


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Michaelthegeek commented on 21 Apr 2014
The current build is not good at all!! I told onyx to delete the user data in the cleaner section that contains the user cache and the app locked up! This happened 2 times before I gave up and deleted onyx.
[Version 2.8.4]


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IngvildM1084 reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
Hi, used Onyx and all my files on my mac were deleted! What do I do?
[Version 2.8.4]

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Rpmurray replied on 06 Apr 2014
When you first start up Onyx, the first thing you see along with the Software License Agreement is the message to Back Up Your Data. To get back your files just restore from the backup you made.

If you are still having problems, click on the the link to Visit Developer's Site at the top of this page, and then ask your question in the forums there.
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IngvildM1084 replied on 07 Apr 2014
Hi and thank you for your reply, it worked after I restarted. Can someone tell me how I delete my account here (and this comment possibly)
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GeoProf commented on 20 Mar 2014
An important question: Can the permissions for an installation of OS 10.7.5 on a portable USB or FireWire drive be accurately fixed using Apple’s Disk Utility from an OS 10.6.8 startup disk? In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can one OS’s Disk Utility accurately fix the perms of a different OS?
[Version 2.8.4b3]

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Gazman replied on 27 Mar 2014
NO, permissions can only be repaired by the same OS.
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GeoProf replied on 27 Mar 2014
That’s not what I asked. I’m wondering if the permissions of an OS 10.7.5 disk can be repaired using Disk Utility from a 10.6.8 startup disk. In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can they be repaired by any OS?
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Gazman replied on 27 Mar 2014
That's what I answered. Although you would be able to repair permissions on your 10.7 install from your 10.6 disk, you definitely shouldn't as they have different install packages - attempting to do this could actually make any permissions problems worse.

However, you should be able to boot into recovery mode on your 10.7 install (hold down option key at start-up) and repair permissions from there. Otherwise, you could boot into single-user mode and repair permissions from the command-line - ONLY use this option if you are confident using the command line, although the actual commands aren't that difficult if you are.
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GeoProf replied on 27 Mar 2014
Hmm, I misread your first response. Thanks for that.

Your second response helped clarify for me that it’s possible but stupid, and therefore not recommended! Thanks for that, too.
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Brooklyn_Al reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
Listen...Listen...what don't you hear? That darn start-up chime. Thanks developers---silenced both my 27 inch iMacs (2010 and late 2012). Now my wife can sleep undisturbed:)
[Version 2.8.4b3]


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Djefis reviewed on 16 Mar 2014
Must be really difficult to find the correct compromise. .... Too many resources.
[Version 2.8.4b3]


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Tim Holman reviewed on 06 Mar 2014
Great utility. It solved a persistent "spinning beach ball" lag that was steadily growing worse on my Macbook Pro. The Onyx maintenance script restored my laptop to usability once again.
[Version 2.8.3]


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Ashes2Ashes reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
Simply awesome. Awesomely simple. A thousand thanks to the developer for keeping this free.
[Version 2.8.3]


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Indipendent reviewed on 01 Mar 2014
First of all sorry for my bad English ..
Still many compliments to the developer Onyx. Now thanks to this program I was able to solve a problem discussed on many forums (even the official Apple), but not yet solved ... https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5490918?tstart=0
Thanks to Onyx the problem has been eliminated, it would seem a problem with Spotlight is that due to the indexation of corruzzione email ....
Thank you again ..
PS, I tried to bring this solution within the Apple community, but my post was promptly done away with!
[Version 2.8.3]


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Tomeg reviewed on 01 Mar 2014
I can't say enough how grateful I am to have OnyX. It has always been a fully competent system utilities app. It also has a beautiful look and feel, a real thoroughbred! I recommend it to any Mac user who wants to keep h(er)is Mac running smoothly and pleasurably. A real gem!
[Version 2.8.3]


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Gitte had trouble on 02 Feb 2014
I'm new to Mac and someone advised me to run Onyx on regular maintenance basis.
On first run it locked up and I could only move the mouse pointer. Clicking in anything did nothing at all.
The only way to get past this lock up was to shutdown by pressing the on/off button of my iMac for several seconds.

Seeing this program gets a lot of positive reactions, it may well be my new iMac caussing this? Should I return it? Should I run Onyx again?

Please advice.
[Version 2.8.3b2]


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BillL3505 had trouble on 01 Jan 2014
I just saw that the ability to change the Login image has been restored in version 2.8.2. When I change the image, either one of my own or one of Apple's included backgrounds, my Sleep, Shutdown and Restart buttons disappear. They seem to still be there because if I click on the area where a button should be (for instance Sleep), then the command is executed. Note that I do not have the button checked to hide these items on the Login screen.

Any ideas on this? And yes, I did read the manual.

BTW this has been my favorite utility since it came out!

Thanks
[Version 2.8.2]


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SandraR6250 had trouble on 03 Dec 2013
It seems that OnyX on my machine gets through the entirety of Automation until it gets to the Deleting the Trash contents part. It's been stuck on that part for more than 2 hours, but I'm hesitant to force close the application. I deleted the trash contents myself, so was pretty confident that there isn't much to do there...

I'm running OS X 10.9, if that helps. Anyone know what might be going on?
[Version 2.8.1]


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The Jtizzle had trouble on 01 Nov 2013
2.8 tells me I need to repair my boot volume, but when I scan it I show no problems... any thoughts?
[Version 2.8.0]


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User-Name had trouble on 15 Oct 2013
As a habit (for years now) I run "Automation" once a week. 2 days ago my 2012 iMac (10.8.5) could not boot up after running Automation. I had to re-install Mountain Lion, which fortunately restored the iMac to prior-condition without losing anything.

Thinking it was an isolated incident and perhaps my iMac was at fault, I ran "Automation" on my 2010 MacBook Pro (10.8.5). Regretfully exactly the same thing happened.

I searched and no one seem to encounter the same issue... but having it happened on both my Mac seems unlikely I'm the only one experiencing it.
[Version 2.7.3]


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Davelon had trouble on 15 Sep 2013
Using 2.73 Onyx messes up my permissions such that I have to do a restore from backup to use the disk.

This happened before with earlier versions but I wasn't 100% sure it was Onyx but today I ran it only for permissions and boom, useless disk with lots of "you cannot use that " etc due to not having the right permissions and we are talking about my home directory. Running other permission repairs does not help.
Is this just my machine or have others had this issue?

DaveLon
[Version 2.7.3]

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Xplicit replied on 16 Sep 2013
You might consider a donation then: http://www.titanium.free.fr/donate.php
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Drsfg had trouble on 20 Jan 2013
Still having a problem updating from within the program.
[Version 2.6.6]


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Drsfg had trouble on 01 Jan 2013
I can't seem to update the program from within the program itself. It always says that there is an error, the site may be down and try another time. This has happened with several different attempts.

I wind up downloading from MU and replacing the program manually. Anybody else have this problem?
[Version 2.6.5]


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Win8blows had trouble on 14 Dec 2012
I used onyx and some how it deleted files from my MBP. Now I admit if I was any more newb, I would be still using a Atari.... I did check for a alias.. but there wasnt any.. I ran some recovery programs but did not find the lost files which consist of, documents, pics and music. Any ideas?
[Version 2.6.5b2]


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Steved had trouble on 09 Sep 2012
This is for Onyx 2.4.7 on Lion 10.7.4
re: scripts hanging. Took over an hour to run Automation scripts. Partial solution is to keep clicking (periodically) in progress bar while waiting for script executions to finish. It seems to help "unstick" the scripts. More permanent solution is to delete Onyx and install YASU, at least until developer fixes this glitch.
[Version 2.6.1]



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Ededed rated on 21 Apr 2014

[Version 2.8.4]



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Quiiick rated on 08 Apr 2014

[Version 2.8.4]



creo318 rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.4b3]



idealista rated on 10 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



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Domes rated on 10 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



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IroniMAC rated on 08 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



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Lancetx70 rated on 05 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



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Jamess6 rated on 04 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



Boriel rated on 28 Feb 2014

[Version 2.8.3]



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BadBadger rated on 28 Feb 2014

[Version 2.8.3b4]


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Version Downloads:1,655
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Free
Date:23 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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OnyX is a multifunctional utility for OS X. It allows you to verify the startup disk and the structure of its System files, to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, to configure the hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Spotlight, and of some of Apple's own applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.


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