An unintentional mistake or omission in the programming code of an application that causes undesirable results. This tag will be used in discussions identifying potential bugs and seeking ways to circumvent or correct them.

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I'm suffering from the excessive CPU use from kernel_task

My mac recently has gone wild with kernel_task. It slows down the computer, the fans blow wildly for around ten minutes after startup (shut down, restart or sleep). I did an EtreCheck scan and got ...
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In OSX Mavericks full screen apps keep switching to Desktop randomly? [duplicate]

This is a weird bug that causes a swipe to desktop at random intervals. For example if I have a web browser open and am typing something it will just swipe left onto the desktop every 20 seconds or so ...
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Can't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need ...
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MicroSD cards stopped working after OSX 10.9 installation, why?

I don't know yet whether this is a problem with OSX 10.9 but I am unable to read the cards in my MBA after installation of 10.9. Any solution for this yet?
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Shortcut used by another action/reboot breaks shortcut

I think this is a bug, but perhaps it is a unique problem to me for some reason. I really like independent display switching in Mavericks, and I set it up in what I guess is a unique way. I have two ...
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NoSleep still in in settings though uninstalled?

I have still the NoSleep options in my settings panel although it's fully uninstalled. How can I remove them, too? System is 10.9.
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What is the name of the modal dialog that says Name/Tags/Where in QuickTime Player?

I don't know whether it is a bug or a feature, but as soon as I finish dragging a QuickTime Player window, this modal dialog appears when the dragging action was initiated over the filename in the ...
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OS X Mavericks Upgrade: Wait or Download Straight Away? [closed]

Is there any particular reason(s) why people shouldn't upgrade to OS X Mavericks straight away from Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard, rather than waiting say a period of 2 months eg for reasons of ...
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Problem in installing X11/XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5

I need to install XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5.But every time when I reach the destination folder selection in installation step,it freezes and doesn't move forward.I have admin account as well but as I ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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How to submit a bug report to Apple's bug tracker?

I managed to write a piece of code that made Xcode 5's LLVM compiler segfault. Xcode prints a message that asks me to submit a bug report at http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/. I try to do that, ...
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Locked out of iPhone5 due to “Activation Required” bug [duplicate]

Yesterday, all of a sudden I started getting "Activation required" on my iPhone5 due to which I just can not login even when I enter my Apple credentials. Exactly this problem - ...
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iOS7 new/updated apps, NOT showing blue dot. Any one know why?

I have just noticed on my friends device (running iOS7) blue dots next to the app name on the home screen. I have done some research and found that these now replace the "new" banner in iOS6 as well ...
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Notes on iOS 7 crashing on Startup

After upgrading to iOS 7 the standard Notes app crashes when starting it. I'm running iOS 7.0 and have reproduced this after a clean power down of the phone.
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Can't connect to App store post MacOSX10.8.5 update

I am unable to connect to the App Store after updating my macbook to OSX 10.8.5. Following is the message I get, Nothing happens even if I click Continue button. Is this a bug in OSX 10.8.5 ...
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iPhone's hold button causes skipping in currently playing song

Yesterday, pressing the hold button (to both lock or unlock the phone) while music was playing on my iPhone 4 caused a few-second skip in all songs.* Luckily, it's not happening any more — what could ...
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ALL interface icons are gone?

Here's an interesting one: ALL my interface icons have disappeared since my rebooting my MacBook from safe sleep (the battery had died). Any ideas on what's going on?
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How do I remove black rectangles on the desktop screen in os x 10.8?

Shown to the left of the screen, on the middle. Moving a window over it does not remove it, however restarting does. But then they reappear after a while.
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What process is in charge of the background image on Mac OS?

I have a problem that occurs seemingly randomly on my Macbook Pro, 13" 2010, running 10.7. The background on the secondary screen (which is actually the laptop screen itself, the primary screen is a ...
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Cut two pages by Preview at once

When scanning documents, many pages in a row have the same problem. An example where a lot of white empty space in the corner: The application Preview allows selecting the area in a row along the ...
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Coming out of screen-lock, sometimes my machine will sleep/lock 30 seconds after

I haven't pinpointed any potential triggers yet, but sometimes when I come out of sleep or from having a locked screen, after typing my password in and re-entering the OS, about 20 or 30 seconds ...
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Edit System Dictionary on Mac OS 10.8

So, I think I've found a misspelled word in the Mac OS 10.8 dictionary. This is not a word that I've added. I double checked in \Library\Spelling and don't have it added to any user dictionaries. ...
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Automator turning well-aligned PDF documents upside-down, flipped — unreadable in OSX?

I have PDFs that are readable. When I combine the PDFs, the pages go randomly up-side-down and left-and-right. I have fixed this issue manually in Preview app but I would like to get the pages as ...
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Sometimes Safari opens with blank/empty tabs with window titles of the previous session

I don’t dare to quit Safari if I want to keep the tabs opened, because this happens quite often on my MacBook, running OSX 10.8.2 and Safari 6.0.2. Is this a known problem? It is strange because ...
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Various graphics-related corruption/errors/misrendering with Mountain Lion

Since the November 2012 update to Moutain Lion, I keep getting these weird graphical issues. The list of woes: OpenCL crashes during application startup Sometimes after the laptop wakes up from a ...
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Keystrokes getting eaten randomly

I have a weird problem on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" running OS X 10.8.2. Every now and then - say every two days - the system starts to ignore most of the keys I press for 2-3 minutes. It's like ...
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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...
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Inconsistent results when getting folder size in AppleScript

I'm using this line to get the size of a folder: set thesize to physical size of folder x The problem is that sometimes it works, other times it doesn't, and it's very annoying because there ...
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Stop flagged messages in inactive accounts from contributing to Flagged counter

I have two accounts set up in Mail 6.2. Most of the time I disable one of them (my personal account) to avoid being distracted at work. Strangely, the number of "Flagged" messages includes messages ...
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Finder doesn't starts on Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

It happens almost every time after startup. When I click on the Finder it tries to start it, the menubar starts, then the desktop icons disappear for a few seconds then they come back, but the finder ...
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Insect inside the display of the iPad Retina

Yesterday I found a bug inside my iPad display. I mean, literally a bug. My wife was reading some magazine and noticed something moving inside the screen. I thought it was some kind of animation, took ...
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Macbook pro making clicking noise

I'm not sure when it has been started to make clicking sounds randomly, but it has been bugging me a while. Any idea that what could be cause this problem? I'm using MAC OS X 10.8.2 and late 2009 13 ...
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Why “Do not disturb” bug will fix itself on Jan 7th? [closed]

Just pure curiosity! Last year, the bug is fixed on Jan 2nd too. Both are those days are Monday. Is this just coincidence? What kind of programming mistake that lead to this bug?
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Sudden flash of gray in the background

In the last few days I've had a sudden flash of gray in the background. I'm on MacOS 10.7.5. I'm not able to provide a screenshot because it only happens for a split second, but here is a more or less ...
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Bug with iPhone data usage counter

I know that I can see the data usage of my iPhone 4(iOS 6.0.1) under: Settings → General → Usage → Cellular, Usage , but the counter has a bug - now it's showing over 16GB(for 2-3 hours tethering). ...
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SD CARD saying read only after I tried to delete files from the card

I have a 1 GB SD card that I have been using with my zoom H4n recorder. I literally recorded onto the card, inserted it into my Mac OS x computer, pulled the recordings, and when I tried to delete the ...
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Incorrect Terminal.app output for long lines with tabs

When I run the following command in Terminal.app: echo -e "a\tb\tc\td\te\tf\tg\tyo" I should get the following output (using a 40-column window so that lines don't wrap here, and replacing tabs ...
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Birthdays a day early in Calendar on Mountain Lion

On my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) all the birthdays from the "Birthdays" calendar are showing a day early in Calendar. E.g. When I browse to contact Joe Bloggs in Contacts it ...
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How can I request a status update on an apple bug report?

So I was reading the FAQ for Apple's bug reporter site and I came across this: To request a status on an existing issue, please update your report directly via the Apple Bug Reporter requesting a ...
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Individual terminal tabs running emacs become buggy/corrupted over time

I generally work with a terminal window with a half-dozen tabs open, and that window lives for a week or so. Every once in a while, tabs (running emacs) become corrupted or something [every other ...
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Clocks due to change and sleep prompt goes into infinite loop

Tonight the clocks change in the UK from BST to GMT. Officially at 2am BST going back to 1am GMT. At 00:00 my Mountain Lion macbook pro asks me if I want it to sleep. Usually there's never a ...
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iMessage message freeze

I have an iPod Touch 4G and my software is updated to iOS 6.1. I was messaging someone then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. After ...
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Disabling MBP display with external monitor connected in Clamshell Mode

I have a very similar problem to mikekmcguire's question about clamshell mode. When connecting my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009 | 5,3) running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) to an external display in clamshell mode, ...
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Why can I sometimes not enter my password on my iPad?

I have an iPad 3 (16GB, no 3G), running iOS 6. Three times recently it's got into a state where when I've turned it on (from sleep, not from completely off), and I haven't been able to enter my ...
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iPhone autolock feature doesn't work

My iPhone 4 doesn't lock automaticaly anymore. It seems that it is since iOS 6 update. Is it a known bug? someone has noticed this problem? or is there a parameter or something that might be the ...
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Disable SubmitDiagInfo

This "phoning home" reporting is something I would like to completely disable. How can I make sure I never see this dialog again and no info is sent to Apple?
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Why is the number of unread messages in Messages negative?

Occasionally, and with no apparent correlation with what is going on on other devices where I have Messages enabled, I get a negative count for my unread messages in Messages on OS X: What could be ...
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PDF printing bug in OS X

On a PDF created with Office for Windows, special characters are not displaying and not printing correctly in OS X. The rendering is correct on Chrome. The issue is the same as this one: Some PDFs ...
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How to fix missing icons and labels in System Preferences -> Spotlight?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro and I started noticing a weird bug in my Spotlight system preferences. It looks like every time I open preferences -> Spotlight an assortment of icons and labels are ...
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Changing desktop background in OS X 10.8 only changes it for the current desktop space

I'm experiencing a bug in Mountain Lion. I have 2 desktop spaces open. When I change the desktop background picture, it only changes for one of the spaces and not the other. Rebooting solved the ...