The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.

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Safari makes os freeze

I have a Mid-2014 MBP retina 15" running OSX 10.11.5. It runs flawlessly except for occasional Safari freezes. It happens only while I'm using Safari, and mostly when I try to close a tab. I've ...
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Macbook still frozen after multiple reboots.

I'm typing this on my phone. My gui froze on my mbp and after restarting the computer by holding the power key multiple times whatever has frozen it is not getting reset. I can move the mouse around ...
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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor on my Mac (running the latest version of El Capitan) has been freezing for a split second around every 10 seconds – it then reappears in the place it should've been if it hadn't disappeared. ...
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MacBook taking long time to load the boot loader; rEFInd freezes

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 and I am dual booting with Linux. I use rEFInd and since day 1 it has been working fine on most occasions. Sometimes it would take a long time to show its screen and then it ...
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How long does diskutil appleraid add member take for mirrored drive?

I had a disk go bad on a lacie 2big drive, and I followed instructions in the accepted answer here Replace a failed disk in a Disk Utility RAID 1 Everything seemed to go fine until the "add member" ...
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Mac mini wont shutdown

I can't shutdown my Late 2012 Mac mini, running El Capitan, in the normal way, by selecting the Shut Down... on the Apple menu. Every time I try, Finder vanishes and the shutdown progress freezes. I'm ...
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Accessing automount causes Finder (and other apps) to hang if server is offline

I use an Ubuntu server with SMB shares, and access them from a Macbook running OS X El Capitan 10.11.15 using auto mount. Sometimes the server is not available because I shut it down, or I'm away ...
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Need help in figuring out why my MacBook (mid 2012) crashes even after reinstalling ElCapitan

My MB Pro mid 2012 is crashing since already some time quite often. ~2 years ago I put in 16GB Ram and a Samsung Evo SSD, no problems after that. Just recently those "crashes" started to appear. What ...
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Why does distnoted take up all CPU and freeze my system? [duplicate]

I have several Macs that are exhibiting the same behavior. They are running 10.11.5 but I have seen this on different operating systems as well. The behavior is that the file system locks up and ...
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Macbook freezes every few seconds when monitor input is switched

I have a macbook pro running 10.11.5 El Capitan. I have it connected to two external monitors -- one using HDMI, and the other using thunderbolt to HDMI. These two monitors are also connected to ...
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Total screen freeze in El Capitan, but audio keeps playing

Lately I've been having lots of issues with my Mac randomly freezing. As in, multiple times per week. These are the symptoms: My screen freezes completely. The picture stays on screen and my ...
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MacBook Pro Issues: Stalling and Detection of External USB

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I bought it in end of July 2015 and am using it since then. I am using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4 Recently I am facing two problems. My ...
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iPhone 5 hanged and now cannot be entered

Was using Chrome and WhatsApp on my iPhone 5 when the two apps hanged. Since I was unable to activate multitasking, such as to restart those apps, I tried to lock the phone. However, upon locking my ...
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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What means SecTaskLoadEntlitlements failed error=22

I'm trying to run a game I bought from Steam: Dread Out. It starts the main screen, options, etc. but when I'll play the first level, it does not load the level. The loading screen stays forever, with ...
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OS X partially freezes

I have a 27-inch, late 2012 iMac. After I upgraded to El Capitan the user interface (UI) partially freezes at apparently random moments. Parts of the UI continue to work (e.g., I can close ...
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Boot Camp - frozen during hard drive partitioning - iMac 27” w/ 3TB Fusion Drive

(iMac 27” late 2012, 3.4GHz, 3TB Fusion Drive, running El Capitan 10.11.4.) I've gone through the Boot Camp Assistant steps with all of the recommended options (created a bootable Windows flash drive,...
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Macbook freezes intermittently

Last month I bought Macbook Air 13-inch model, after running it for around 10 days , I observed that it is occasionally freezing and is becoming completely unresponsive. First I talked with the ...
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Safari freezing computer

I'm running MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) on 10.11.4 (15E65). Recently I've observed, that when I visit page like vimeo.com or 9gag.com my computer completely freeze. Unfortunately I have ...
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Macbook Pro keeps freezing and restarts

I have a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2012) running El Capitan. As soon as I start it up after 5-10 mins of Safari usage or immediately when I click the Downloads folder in the Dock, it freezes completely. ...
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OS X 10.11.5 hangs occasionally for 30 seconds for multitasking, gestures and the Dock

Since a few weeks (maybe since updating from 11.3) my system (MacBook Pro Retina 13" 16 GB RAM) hangs for about 30 seconds every now and then. I am able to use the app where the focus is on, e.g. ...
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Has anyone else seen /usr/libexec/java_home hang on Yosemite?

One of our build machines stopped accepting ssh connections recently. Because the build process did a failover to another machine we didn't notice for a while. I tracked it down to the /usr/libexec/...
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2007 iMac 24" beach ball at login

I just recently installed a Seagate 2 TB internal hard drive and installed Yosemite. If my WD external drive is connected via firewire during startup, the iMac boots and shows the users, but when I ...
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Finder unresponsive and hanging in Yosemite 10.10.5 with Promise Pegasus R4 (RAID 5 12TB)

I have a bizarre issue, I'm trying to rip into a project and I am halted by Finder in Yosemite. Finder frequently freezes, as in beach ball hour, when I open a clip in a Finder, the Get Info window, ...
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iPad music downloads frozen and not selectable

since trying to back out of Music and get my music back, there´s 100´s of downloads on the iTunes store and all are frozen, unselectable. and Mail and Safari keep freezing when a link is selected.
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GUI Firefox, Safari and other apps freeze after 10.11.3 update

Some apps seem to freeze when they were started at login. The apps are still responsive, but the GUI does not update. Did anyone else experience this problem? What can be done to solve it?
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MBP running El Capitan freezes at login

Since today, my mid 2011 15 in Macbook pro freezes after login on the admin account. The status bar doesn't even appear, nor the desktop icons. Nothing responds and I need to force shutdown to be able ...
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iPad 2 crashes at usage

I'm using an iPad 2 with 32 GB and SIM-Card-Slot. The sim-card-slot is not in use, so it's empty. Installed is the latest iOS version (no updates available). I don't use any jailbreak (and didn't used ...
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How would I identify what's causing my Mac to permanently hang on shutdown?

Whenever I try to shutdown or reboot my Mac (Macbook Pro 15" Retina late 2013, OS X 10.11.3) it closes all programs like normal and then it goes into that black screen with the progress bar. When it ...
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When Mac OS freezes is it ok to hard shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, so it has an SSD but no HDD. I use Dr. Cleaner and I've often noticed that when 99% of the app memory is being used, the OS X El Capitan freezes. At this point of time, ...
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Mac El Capitan Spotlight XPC Connection Invalidated

I first started using El Capitan when the public beta was released. I continued to enjoy the snapping operating system until one day my laptop's SATA cable decided to give up on me. I got the cable ...
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EFI Boot Frozen When Trying to Install Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Mac Pro Early 2009 Edition which should be possible according to this page: https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT201457 I went through all of the ...
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fsck -fy hangs on Checking catalog file + issues booting (MacBook)

Last night my MacBook Pro crashed. This morning I tried turning the computer on, and it had a few issues.. Computer doesn't get past initial boot up loading. Fan activates loudly while starting up. ...
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MacBook Pro fuzzy screen and freezes on startup at the Apple logo with half progress bar

Details: MacBook Pro 2011, El Capitan. Issue: As mentioned above in the subject. Picture Given below. Resolutions tried so far: PRAM Reset - Heard the Chime of reboot but still hangs the same way ...
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Intel Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after ~5 minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 keyboard and trackpad completely freeze

The problem Every once in while the keyboard and trackpad completely stop working and I have no way to affect the software. The mouse pointer is left frozen exactly where it was when the problem ...
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Macbook freezes (keyboard, mouse, audio not working) with external hard drive

I've installed some apps on external hard drive, as I don't have enough space on my macbook's drive. Sadly macbook behaves really weirdly few times a day. Basically it freezes completely (although ...
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El Capitan freezes then Shutdown on MBP 15"

I have some strange behaviour in my MBP 15" (Early 2013) with fresh El Capitan installation. Sometimes it freezes for about 20 seconds then shuts down with no message. This began after changing screen ...
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Booting from SD card freezes Macbook

I followed the instructions found here: http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install#osx for installing Kali onto a 4 GB SD card. I got output from the terminal similar to that in the ...
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VLC keeps freezing on Mac OS X El Capitan

I have the latest versions for both El Capitan and VLC, however, ever since I've upgraded to El Capitan, VLC keeps freezing during playback. Generally to solve this: I have to pause, exit fullscreen, ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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Mac freezes after login

My mac laptop freezes after I login with correct password. All I see is my wallpaper. after that the rainbow thing starts spinning. I tried to start in safe mode but that didn't help either. I also ...
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Encrypted Hard Disk troubleshooting

I have problems to read an encypted hard disk. Unfortunatly I do not remember if I did encryted with Time machine or Disk Utitlity. I think I did it with the first one (Time Machine) as I used the ...
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Can a webpage open in Safari crash the whole computer?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air. Everything seems to be working fine, except Safari keeps freezing and stops responding. Sometimes, when Safari freezes, it causes the whole computer to crash and I have ...
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Only root login remains (all other users gone) and even root hangs, so can't access!

We have been locked out of our iMac running on El Capitan. Basically all known user accounts have disappeared. Only "other" remains which seems to the "system administrator" or "root" and when trying ...
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My iMac Doesn't boot it. Hangs with spinner and verbose mode can't boot

I have my iMac and I have to install Yosemite because I got iMac with older version when I got it. Then I did too many updates but I had my iTunes account and I had my credit card option set to "None" ...
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XCode problems - freeze and high memory usage

I had a problem with XCode - during debug session on device randomly see freeze and in Activity Monitor I see that XCode uses a lots of memory (over the physical RAM installed in MBP). I'm sending ...
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Apps freeze on quit, and cannot be restarted after force quit

This issue usually turns up after the computer's been on for a while. The OS is 10.11.2, and the computer is a Mac Pro (Early 2009), with a non-stock graphics card. The issue basically manifests ...
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Connecting external display turns MacBook screen black

For years, connecting to external monitors on my MBP 9,2 (10.10.4) worked just fine (except the occasional crash). Until yesterday, where I had three crashes in quick succession. Now when the display (...
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Macbook Pro OSX 10.11.2 random freezing and spinning beachball - possible chrome

My Macbook Pro has been freezing a lot lately during normal computer operation. I get the spinning beach ball and i can't click on anything (although the mouse moves just fine). I know this question ...