8. How to improve computer performance for mmhmm

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Hi there! If you’re like us, you’re spending a lot more time on video than ever before. With mmhmm, we’re trying to make that a bit more fun and engaging. Clear, compelling video communication should be easy for everyone.

This document is meant to be a user manual of sorts, so read it in its entirety or use the table of contents to jump around. Don’t see the answer to your question? If you’re having technical difficulties or want to suggest a topic for this guide, drop us a line at support@mmhmm.app.

 

Table of contents

 

How to improve computer performance for mmhmm

Video software can be demanding on your computer. When you are running mmhmm alongside  Zoom, Meet, and other memory-intensive programs, you may notice issues such as slower response time, computer fan noise, or choppy or delayed video. Here are some steps you can take to optimize your computer’s available resources.

 

Restart your computer

Restarting your machine can free up more memory, especially if it’s been a while since you last rebooted.

 

Quit unnecessary programs

There are two ways to find and quit running apps quickly. Method 1, with the Dock: Look in the Dock at the bottom of the Mac screen (if icons are not visible, move your mouse over that area to show them). Running applications have a dot under them. 

  1. Tap the icon once to activate that application (Tip: Look at the top left corner of the screen to see the active application’s name, next to the Apple icon)
  2. On your keyboard, hold the command key and tap Q (⌘-Q) to quit that application
  3. Repeat until all the applications you aren’t using have no dot

 

Method 2 (more fun), with the Application Switcher: 

  1. On your keyboard, hold the command (⌘) key down, then press Tab (⌘-tab) to see the Application Switcher
  2. You’ll see a row of icons for the running applications appear in the middle of the screen. 
    1. While continuing to hold the command key down, tap the Tab key to cycle through them. 
    2. When the icon for an application you want to quit is surrounded by the box, while continuing to hold the command key, press Q (⌘-Q) to quit that. It should disappear from the icon list.
  3. Repeat as needed to close the other applications you’re not using.



If you have a physical green screen, use it

The virtual green screen feature in mmhmm requires a lot of computer resources. If you have a physical green screen, consider using it instead. 

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