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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External FW800/USB 3.0 drive slows down many system operations on my MBPs

I have experienced this issue for a long time on my old 17" MacBookPro8,3 and now seeing it on a new 15" MacBookPro11,5. Often the drive connected now through USB 3.0 will spin-down to rest state when ...
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OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, applications, rtc.)

I'm running OS X Yosemite on an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB. According to the title: "OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, ...
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Prevent a force quit program from opening the windows again in Yosemite [duplicate]

I've been using the Preview app to read some pdfs. Yesterday, I opened a dozen of them, and after using the search function in one big document, the whole app froze. I force quit, but now, every time ...
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Command + f hangs Finder

I just bought a new MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.3 and then migrated from my old Mavericks MacBook Pro. Now when I search for a file using command+F, Finder hangs/beachballs/becomes unresponsive ...
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iOS iPhone Safari freezes and is unresponsive

Safari on my iPhone is completely unusable. It opens fine but when I try to visit an address it freezes. The loading bar sticks at maybe 10%. This happens with any address I type or any search query ...
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Mail App keeps hanging (not crashing) on Yosemite 10.10.3

Mail runs fine for a few hours, then hangs. I must force quit, then reopen. It runs fine for another few hours then crashes. This is a fresh install of Yosemite, and I rebuilt the index and tried ...
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Brand new MacBook Pro flagship behaving strangely

Today i got the newest available MacBook Pro flagship model. After setting up some basics, installing Photoshop, JRE, XAMPP and NetBeans, i started to use the machine a bit, doing some basic coding. ...
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Mid 2012 15 inch MacBook Pro Yosemite 10.10.3 Grey Screen Startup Freeze w/ Bootcamp

Recently, I tried to log into a windows partition (created with Bootcamp) that I had not been on in a while. When I selected that partition from the boot options screen, it would freeze on a ...
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Applications in OSX Yosemite independently freeze then execute simultaneously

I have ample storage on my hard drive and 8GB RAM and have serious freezing issues, even doing things as simple as running Chrome. Seems to happen when I'm doing something new (e.g. pausing a Youtube ...
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My 2009 iMac keeps freezing up, only able to move the mouse cursor

I've been having problems with my iMac freezing up. My mouse pointer moves around the screen, but nothing else responds at all. My music keeps playing through iTunes. I've tried taking out all USB ...
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MBP Late 2011 freezes under yosemite

**/!\ SO I figured out that's not any app who making these awful freezes.. but I don't know what, I killed all error making apps from the console and now I don't have any error messages in the ...
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Macbook Pro Freezes when waking from sleep/hibernation

When I open my MacBook Pro after it has been closed (usually for more than 1 hr) I get a slow response. One of the following happens: I hear a mechanical startup sound, and grey screen appears. ...
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Ipod classic freezes after library is half loaded - restore, new hard drive and Disk U don't work

My elderly 160gb ipod has a problem loading more than about 21,000 songs on to it. The loading from my Itunes from a late 2012 Mac is uneventful and everything looks fine and the Itunes goes through ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 crashing often

I've only been using my MBPr for a few weeks and it's been crashing often. It'll freeze and then either restart on its own, or what's often the case, need a hard reset. It started doing this on the ...
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Macbook freezes, safari cache problem

i'm new here so hi to all my problem is that from a couple of days my macbook freeze sometime and the fan start running higher so i had to hard restart cause i can't do anything with the mouse from ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashing Frequently (Safari?)

I've got the problem that my Systems is often freezing and than shutting down or restarting. I have a Mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina and before Yosemite I've never had such problems. Just while writing ...
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Input freezes shorty after wakeup or accessing computer after period of time

Accessing the computer after a period of time freezes shortly, especially from the login screen after it has gone to sleep. It is unresponsive for a short period of time (probably 30 seconds). It ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my ...
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Sudden input device hang and automatic reboot after closing the lid

MBP (mid 2014 model), Mac OS X 10.10.3. I have two USB input devices: DasKeyboard V4 and Logitech Trackman Marble. Suddenly all input devices stopped working including the keyboard and trackpad on the ...
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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Macbook model A1342 randomly freezing

I have a Macbook white model A1342 that I'm fixing for a friend of mine. The macbook will freeze up totally randomly (usually while surfing the net but it happened even when no browser was opened). ...
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Problem with Photoshop CS6 Freezing up on OSX Mavericks

I have a iMac we purchased last year (27inch, 32GB Ram, 512GB Flash Storage, OSX 10.9 Mavericks) with Adobe CS6 installed on it. About 2 months ago our Graphic Designer started having problems where ...
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Can't access root from remote desktop when root is already logged in

I can access all users even root using remote desktop from Windows to Mac with the TightVNC Viewer. The problem is trying to access root from my PC when someone in Mac already logged in root, then ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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MBP Freeze + Graphics Card Problems

I have an unusual but annoying problem with my MBP. The problem occurs often when running my laptop with an external monitor connected, and watching YouTube in Chrome. The problem is that the video ...
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Macbook Pro Hangs/Freezes sometimes

I don't turn off my MacBook Pro very often, and sometimes it just freezes and restarts itself after a few seconds. Its very annoying, especially when I'm working on something. I contacted support a ...
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File Open/Save dialog boxes hang infinitely

Today for the first time I have this issue where any app showing a file browser (load/save) dialog box hangs indefinitely until I kill it. The Finder works just fine however. I can browse everything, ...
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Have the Retina MacBook Pro GPU Hangs been fixed?

I have an early 2013 15-inch retina Macbook Pro running the latest stable version of Yosemite on which I've encountered the fabled GPU hang-ups, detailed in this question. I'm almost certain I have ...
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Macbook Air 2014 Yosemite “soft freeze”

I have a 2014 Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.2 that is "soft freezing" regularly. By that I mean that the (built-in) keyboard and trackpad do not respond at all anymore, but I can see that if ...
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How to investigate high kernel task memory usage?

I was using my MBP (with 16GB of RAM) as usual and out of blue I've this popup that: Your system has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, quit any applications ...
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How to disable disk cache in Yosemite

My MacBook constantly freezes because of using all RAM (8GB). The disk cache seems to be the cause. The command sudo purge only helps a little bit. In some older versions of OS X, my MacBook worked ...
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System partially frozen: cannot alt-tab or force-quit, but can login over AFP… how to fix without hard reboot?

So I was using Safari on my Mac Pro and randomly, for the first time ever, the system became unresponsive, except I can still move the mouse cursor (which is stuck as an I-beam), and I can login to ...
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How do I regain access to Font Book? It opens, hangs, then requires Force Quit

I just purchased a new MacBook Pro and migrated everything over from the old one. I had imagined that it was the old one that was preventing me from being able use Font Book (Font Book.app); it’s not ...
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Is my Macbook too old to edit videos?

I got my Macbook Pro 15" around 2011 to edit videos for my film school. I carried my MacBook around with me using Final Cut Pro 7 with no problem for around 2 years. I stopped editing videos after I ...
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Advice for troubleshooting hard freezes associated with Safari? (Mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro, 10.10.2)

I have a Macbook Pro 10,1 (Mid 2012) running 10.10.2. Over the last few months, I have had issues with the system suddenly hanging - mouse won't move, keyboard does nothing, and the clock is stopped. ...
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vm_compressor=VM_PAGER_DEFAULT in Yosemite caused freeze when physical memory was full

The memory compression caused frequently lag so I tried turning it off by using the command sudo nvram boot-args="vm_compressor=1" The lag was gone but I got crashing freeze when I opened some ...
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iPhone 6plus freezes and unresponsive

I have an iPhone 6 plus 128 gb and it is running iOS 8.1.3. The phone was never broken. I noticed after the latest firmware update that it hangs and becomes unresponsive. Whenever that happens a ...
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Strange slow down and frozen like behaviour of Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) on Yosemite

Do you also start facing such strange Chrome behaviour? I am facing it mostly when browsing websites like YT with flash content. The browser freezes and I can not do basic things like e.g coping the ...
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Only the spinning beachball when I try to open anything from spotlight

I can't start any programs or open any document from the spotlight since yesterday. It finds the right program / document, but when I press enter I only get the spinning beachball for about 40 ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning ball of death?

I got this error with everyday tasks. I tried verifying disk, permission. fsck -fy - files has been modified, then disk is ok. I repaired keychain. Do you have any idea what causes this problems? ...
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How to debug hangs in multiple subsystems (typically audio and networking)?

I can give system logs for anything, just let me know. Hardware: Mid 2014 rMBP OS: 10.10.2 “Special” things installed: Bartender Multiple VPN providers Multiple chat/voice providers (plugins for ...
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My iPhone 6 is frozen after resetting it while jailbroken

My friend wanted to jailbreak my phone and she took it and jailbroke it then I told her I didn't want it so I restarted it and now my phone is stuck on the apple logo with a loading bar at the bottom. ...
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Yosemite Install or post-install Boot-up Frozen

Smartphone typing, please excuse brevity :) I'd attach a photo, but can't seem to. The screen I'm on does not have a time remaining estimate, that was the prior screen. This one simply shows the ...
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Is it possible to reserve exact amount of space for the indexing and virtual memory?

Is it possible to reserve exact amount of space for the indexing and virtual memory? I have Macbook Air with 128 GB SDD (with OS X Yosemite). When I run out of memory (free space less than 1 GB) the ...
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Yosemite login freeze after sleep

I've seen several threads to this effect, but none that have resolved my issues with logging in successfully after sleep for a relatively long time, or after working with an external monitor, then ...
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Network Folder Alias Causing Finder to Hang

I've done some research and I can't seem to find anyone who is experiencing the issue that I am in the same way that I am, and I'd appreciate any help you folks can offer. Background: I have a ...
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How to manually control processes launched on start?

Every time my Mac starts, about ~210 processes are launched, requiring about ~1000 OS Threads. With every Apple update this number increases. My laptop freezes for 1-3 min a couple of times per week ...
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MBP freezes when I print

My MBP13 Retina freezes when I print a file from Preview. I can continue to use the computer on other softwares but Preview is freezing... I have 4 network's printer and one unplugged USB printer. ...
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Game freezing every 10 seconds

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a legit question here, but I don't know where else to ask. I have installed the Call of Duty 2 MAC version on my iMac. My system capabilities (RAM, processor, video) ...
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Is there a way to kill an unresponsive applescript launched by an application without killing the application?

I've got an AppleScript that I usually launch out of Quicksilver, but occasionally, the script hangs, never exiting. (I think it's waiting on a non-existent window to appear). This results in ...