As we install more applications on a mint mac, our login/ bootup time becomes increasingly longer. No longer do we have the speedy bootup when we first got our macs! Although I rarely shut down my mac, thanks to the almost-immediate wake up time of the mac, I try to shut it down every 7-10 days just to make sure the entire system gets a bit of rest.
I realize though, that I have a ton of login applications that start up automatically with my mac, which, aesthetically, tends to clog up my menubar quite abit, and more practically, it takes my mac a way longer time to get everything set up on reboot.
Here’s a quick tip to get your mac booting up quickly just like it did out of the box - at the login window, after typing in your password (or if you have none, after clicking on your user profile), simple hold down the shift key. this should prompt the mac to start off loading only the default menu bar applications, which you can see in the screenshot below - I only have time machine, the battery meter, airport, language, time/date, bluetooth and spotlight. I haven’t done a time check yet but I think it’s safe to say that my mac goes from zero to hero in less than 15 seconds flat!
i think this is important for situations when you need to boot your mac from cold to access something quickly, and you don’t need menubar applications like dropbox for the moment.
hold SHIFT at the login screen to ensure speedy bootup!