I have Mac Mini running *Very* slowly - CleanMyMac3 consistently reports "Unresponsive Applications"
starting Google Chrome with 6 pages takes 56 Sec.
Start macOS from powerup takes 4.5 minutes
LaunchPad count is 104 Applications.
About this Mac reports:
Mac Mini (Mid 2011), 8 GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 RAM, macOS 10.13.2
System Information reports:
Macintosh HD 130.23 GB of 499.25 GB available
About 25% of the Apps can be temporarily deactivated - (Move to another storage folder - Folder Name, i.e. Inactive Applications?)
Many data files can be stored in iCloud & local backup & recalled for use.
How best to speed up system response?