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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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 on,...
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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 usage,...
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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

My phone is stuck with the image of charger and cord, up arrow and iTunes icon - I can't turn iPhone on or off it seems. Will it restart on its own? I tried holding the power button down for the ten ...
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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 ...
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OS X Yosemite on MBP early 2011 hangs after login, even in safe mode. Other account works OK

I can't login into my main account, I pass through the login screen after filling password, the desktop background shows, but then I am stuck with sometimes only desktop, or even showing dock and top ...
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Random freezes during work (Fusion Drive not removed correctly?)

I have a Macbook Pro 13" late 2011 and ever since I've replaced DVD-reader for an SSD my notebook started freezing sometimes. It happens suddenly, for no reason whatsoever and I can only move mouse ...
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iMac get hang on login screen after updating to OSx 10.10.4 Yosemite

I don't know whether it is right place to ask or not. But as stack flow has never disappointing anyone i am asking this here. So have update my mac OSX to Yosemite couple of days ago. It downloaded ...
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MacBook Pro randomly freezes, can't do anything

My MacBook has been acting wierd for a while now. Every week or so it completly freezes, meaning I can't interact with the system anymore at all: No mouse movement and no apparent response to key ...
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iMac hangs when waking up with MAMP running

I recently installed the latest MAMP version on my iMac running Yosemite 10.10.4. MAMP runs fine, used it all day and left it running overnight. Upon waking up the iMac, I have noticed the system is ...
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How can I fix constantly resetting HD 4000 GPU?

Problem: My MacBook Pro started showing graphic issues. For a little bit more than two years the system was running without any major issues, but now it is almost unusable. Last month a few of those ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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Update to iTunes 12.2 via App store

I'm trying to update to iTunes 12.2 via App store however the app is hanging indefinitely whilst "searching for updates". This causes MacBook Pro to become unresponsive too
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Finder freezes after updating to OS X 10.10.4

The Finder is unresponsive after booting ever since I've updated to OS X 10.10.4. It takes a couple of minutes until it is ready. What can I do about it?
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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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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 ...