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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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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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 ...
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What is causing my Macbook Air to freeze when an external monitor is plugged in?

(Disclaimer: I am more interested in finding out exactly why this is happening than on taking a brute-force troubleshooting step that might fix the issue but will leave the root cause unknown.) When ...
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How to repair a corrupt Applescript Editor

I have an applescript that I've been working on the past week or so. I've been running & rerunning a script, fixing bugs, etc. that are deep in the code. Sometimes, the script would take a ...
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Will iMovie erase my work if I quit it?

I have been making an iMovie on OS X El Capitan for the past few days. Unfortunately, I have not saved even once, I just left it open and it would always be there when I clicked on the icon. Now, I ...
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iSight camera on rMBP13" (2012) blinking

So, today, after a lot of years of using Macs, I've discovered an app called "Photo Booth". After some time I closed my MacBook and later I've opened it again. Mac was in some kind of laggy state. ...
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MacBook freezes and can't restart without PRAM reset

I have a Mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro and am running OS X Version 10.11.2 (El Capitan). When my problem first occurred, I was running Yosemite. Here's the short story: my screen will occasionally ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing randomly

Since about two weeks ago, my MacBook Pro started freezing randomly. If iTunes is open, for example, the music keeps playing, but both the keyboard and the trackpad are not responding and it only ...
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Killing a dialog box that doesn't show up in the dock

There's lots of information out there about how to kill an application that's not responding. But what if I just have some dialog box that isn't clearly associated with any running application? In ...
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How to get pass “Downloading Windows support software” in Boot Camp Assistant?

I am having a problem in my Windows laptop, so I need to make a Windows 10 bootable to repair/restore it. I am using a Mac for making the bootable for the PC. I downloaded the windows 10 .iso file ...
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app updates locked on iphone 6

My iphone 6 has 7 apps that need to update. I hit update all, but nothing is happening, it's like they are frozen. The update all is grayed out now. I tried turning off my phone and turning it back ...
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Hide or minimize (not force kill or quit) a temporarily frozen or stuck program window?

Using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, sometimes I'm confronted with a 'nonresponsive window': a program that keeps stalling for like 10-30 seconds. In most cases this happens to be Adobe Photoshop, but I've ...
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Mac is freezing. How to find the problem?

I have Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013) with installed El capitan. Sometimes OSX just freezing and I can do nothing, but to reboot (by holding power button for a few seconds). All apps are continue ...
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Spinning Beach Ball freeze despite (what seems like) normal CPU and RAM usage

My father's iMac seem to freeze, showing the spinning beach ball of death, SBBOD, after a certain amount of time, despite the activity monitor showing normal usage. I noted the CPU usage and RAM ...
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iPad 2, IOS 8.x, power issues, freezes when screen turns off

My iPad 2 64GB non 3G has stopped working and need help diagnosing what component is broken. When I would click the power button to turn the screen off or let it auto-lock after 2 or so minutes, I ...
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All UI apps suddenly turned to not responding

Today I was working when all opened apps with UI suddenly turned to "not responding". Nothing was installed last days, neither deleted. When this happened I was just listening music and was working ...
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MBPr with El Capitan freezes at or right after login

Here's the problem: my colleague has a MacBook Pro Retina with El Capitan installed and he's been having issues with regular freezes lately. Everything has worked fine under Mavericks for well over a ...
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Preview freezes whenever I try to edit and save a pdf

Preview always freezes (beachball) whenever I try to modify and save a .pdf. I've tried resetting the preferences for Preview (as per Preview hangs when opening any image or pdf) and have also tried ...
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OS X 10.11.1 with Safari 9.0.1 freezes on opening new tab or address bar selection

I've got MBPro Mid 2014 with the latest OS X update - 10.11.1. I have noticed that sometimes Safari freezes for 3-5 seconds when I open new tab or click on address bar. I am sure that I didn't have ...
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Can't pass by apple loading screen

I own a 17inch MacBook Pro late 2011. While working on Photoshop I experienced a screen distortion with vertical strips and then it got stuck. I was forced to restart but I couldn't pass by this ...
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iTunes frozen on iPad running 8.4.1

I was listening to the Pandora app on my iPad, and then pressed the iTunes icon to listen to something on iTunes instead. A blank white notification window popped up, and it won't go away even when I ...
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Keychain popup freezes my safari when I visit specific sites

So I'm usually a chrome user, but ever since buying a macbook pro, I switched to safari because chrome drained my battery like mad and it generated too much heat. The transition wasn't bad, I actually ...
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Malware attack freezes Safari—prevention or detection?

Several times in the past few months, a web link has popped up a box alleging that malware has been detected and I should click OK to let them fix it. I'm not stupid enough to even click anywhere ...
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Old Mac Pro starts randomly hanging - how do I figure out what's wrong?

I have a 2006 era Mac Pro I've been using as a file server. It's running Lion Server, the latest version, and all software is up to date. There's very little installed on it beyond the OS. When I ...
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Installation of Adobe Creative Suite 6 hangs at AdobeHelp on Mac OS X El Capitan

I have been attempting to install Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium after upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan. The installation seems to go along flawlessly until it attempts to install ...
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rMBP 2015 onboard keyboard and mouse unresponsive intermittently, but can occasionally fix

I've recently been having a problem with my 2015 macbook pro. Sometimes after waking up from sleep or after powering on, both the keyboard and mouse are completely unresponsive, forcing me to use an ...
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Ipad won't keep charge long enough to update through itunes

So recently my sons iPad mini has gotten itself stuck in an infinite boot at the apple logo. I'd hate to have to factory reset it and lose all of his recent photos, so I'm trying to update it through ...
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My iPhone 5s is frozen with iTunes symbol and plug in picture with arrow. I can't turn it off or on it seems like! Help!

My phone is stuck with the image of charger and cord, up arrow and iTunes icon - can't turn iPhone on or off it seems. Will it restart on its own? I tried holding it down for the ten seconds and then ...
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black screen on matchbook pro jan-2015 booting in recovery mode

OS 10.0.5 My screen stays black when booting in recovery mode (CMD-R). Revives when connecting an external screen. This symptom appeared in connection with another one Launching some applications ...
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Preview hangs no matter what I do

This question is a sequel of Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF but unfortunately it's getting bigger and bigger. Each time I open a PDF I get the spinning wait cursor instead of the normal ...
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Finder freezes when samba automount not found

I've added automount entries to my wife's Macbook (OSX - unsure about the exact version as she's overseas) for some shares on our FreeNAS server at home. Sometimes when she travels for work it can't ...
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Dispatch Thread Soft Limit Reached: 64

My 2014 MacBook Air encounters this error when interacting with file dialogs in any application. At first I thought it was an issue with VirtualBox because it happened when choosing a virtual hard ...
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SMS texts hanging

I have an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook. All are interconnected for iMessage and I can use my Macbook for SMS texting as well via forwarding. Lately, my SMS texts, only, are not going through and I get a ...
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My Macbook keeps getting hung-up when signing into mail

This problem is relatively new. I am running Yosemite with all updates completed. Each day for the past week I get an (!) in a triangle near one or more of my mail accounts (gmail usually or any that ...
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Mouse/Keyboard stop responding for short time at random intervals - OSX v10.10, 13 inch MaBookPro Retina

my whole computer freezes it seems like, if I have streaming music playing it continues, however my mouse and keyboard stop working. This includes the trackpad and laptop keyboard not just my ...
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iMac running 10.8.5 hangs on password entry

Account is system admin. Other accounts on iMac work fine and, using them, I can obtain admin privileges by entering my short name and password. I've recovered all files except for Library which ...
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White Screen Hang Mac Pro

Reading related posts it seems I have a blend of other's issues. But the final blow was plugging in a nextbook tablet to download some pdf files, and THEN I booted the old Mac Pro 2008 with Yosemite ...
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Mavericks 10.9.5 / MBP 17 2011 - system intermittently hangs when a USB mouse is plugged in

This has happened to me a number of times (6-10). I am not sure of the specific circumstances because it is not easily replicated. I usually only use the trackpad, because I am just typing. But ...
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Yosemite: Cannot Music / iTunes - black screen and won't accept password

I am trying to open Music. Instead of opening as usual, it does this bizarre slow animated slide-open into a fully black background with a password prompt stating that I've been logged out of iCloud ...
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RE:Boot hangs on grey screen

I followed the advice from this page Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install) It worked though as I could log in my system but the graphic is dull and slow ...
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MacBook Pro Yosemite hangs during boot

My MacBook Pro froze earlier whilst using it, so I did a hard reboot. Ever since it won't boot up. It gets to the Apple logo with the white progress bar but the progress bar won't move past 20%, I've ...
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Safari on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 CPU problem

Since a couple of days I have problems with the CPU usage of my Safari installation. It runs on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (MacBook Pro 13" from 2011). To reproduce it I only have to open one empty tab ...