"32. Track down large unused files Large and scattered files can
start to slow your desktop down, as well as any applications that
rely on reading the contents of a directory. The best tool we've
found for consolidating and deleting unused files is called
Filelight. It uses a pie chart to show where the largest files are
located, and you can easily delete directories of junk from the
right click menu.
"33. Enable vertical sync in Compiz
Compiz, the 3D whizzy desktop effects application, can be either a
resource hog or even an acceleration tool. It depends on the power
of your graphics hardware. But we've nearly always had better more
responsive results on the desktop by enabling the vertical sync
option in the general option page of the Compiz settings
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