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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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read ...
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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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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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My computer may be dead. Help!

Early 2011 13" MBP, formerly 500GB HDD but changed to a 620GB DIY Fusion Drive a few weeks ago. I've been on Yosemite since the first days of the Public Beta, but starting earlier today my computer ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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Something appears to be corrupting my kernel.log file, causing 5-10 second lock ups. What gives?

The Problem: Lately, every 10 minutes or so, my MacbookPro8,2 has been freezing up for 5-10 seconds. During those 5-10 seconds, video/audio content stops playing, all applications lock up, and hitting ...
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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 hanging when closing screen

I have some problems on my Macbook. Whenever I close the screen and I open it up again, the problem starts. Sometimes I am able to login, but once I am inside, the computer freezers. Other times I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paste operation while running Parallels Desktop causes Yosemite to hang

I don't know exactly how/when/why this behavior started, but recently whenever I perform a paste operation (mostly this happens in a browser, from one tab to another), my entire system (2013 MBP ...
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Copying Xcode.app to another location causes system lockup

Whenever I try to copy or compress Xcode.app on a computer (downloaded from the Mac App Store, currently version 6.1), the system completely locks up, just allowing me to restart with Ctrl+Cmd+Power. ...
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Login window hangs upon user login

When I want to fast user switch from user A to user B, a login window appears where I enter user B's password. When I'm done, a rotating progress indicator spins for a couple seconds, until user B ...
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rMBP Late 2013 crash without log and have to restart by power button

I bought rMBP around November last year. As I open Chrome, it crash without log. I can't move the mouse, and the mms stream player keep working. The only solution is to restart it with power button. ...
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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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OS X 10.6 kinit hangs on ticket renewal

I (grudgingly) upgraded an old Mac Mini from 10.5 to 10.6 last September (and the likelihood of me upgrading beyond that for this little beast is slim to none). I have been using an AFS cell as my ...
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Why does OS X Mavericks freeze while typing comments on StackExchange Pages in Safari?

For a couple of days i am using OS X Mavericks and Safari for browsing. Sometimes while writing questions or comments on StackExchange pages, the computer freezes, and on the screen appear suddenly ...
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How to take advantage of Intel's SpeedStep technology

I've never formerly know about Intel's SpeedStep capabilities in my Mac(Book Pro 5,1) until the last few days. And let me say that the possibility to make the battery last longer is good enough to ...
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mac blue screen and computer freeze

I have a macbook pro, OS 10.8.5 In the past month or so, I have had problems where the computer will freeze, and then switch to a blue screen. It's not 100% blue, but has some very slight vertical ...
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27" 2009 iMac screen occasionally freezes (mouse still moves) after upgrading RAM and SSD

I have a 2009 iMac that has been working fine (but slowly) until now. I decided to upgrade the hard drive to a 500 GB Intel SSD (MZ-7TD500BW) and put in 16 GB of RAM (PNY Optima PC3-8500). I've ...
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ps on remote Mac doesn't work

I have a Mac Mini (latest model I believe) running OS X 10.7 at a remote location that I can only access via SSH. The problem is that the ps command* does not work. When I run it in any form, from ...
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OSX freezes upon USB connect

On a new (end 2012) iMac 21" with OSX ML as delivered I performed a migration from a backup drive that contained a bootable clone of the old machine, OSX 10.6.x, Users, Application, Libraries, etc, ...
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Console Mode from Desktop

With most linux distros you can hit control + alt + F1 or the like, and get a Console. This is really useful when your X11 / display manager freezes, because you can restart that process / service in ...
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How do I unfreeze my iPod Nano 4th Gen?

tl;dr -- My iPod hangs on the boot screen (black background, silver apple logo). When I try to restore it (on both my Virtual Windows XP and on a Mac laptop), it'll restore fine, but when it reboots ...
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Retina Macbook pro freezes when Notification centre is triggered

Okay, so this is a really weird error. Every so often when I trigger the notification centre using the two finger swipe, the machine will freeze. The notification centre can't be dismissed and any ...
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iMac hanging on startup

I've got a 2011, 21.5" iMac with a 1TB hard drive (likely Seagate, although I don't think I can check right now). After it froze, I did a cold restart by holding down the power button for a few ...
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Freeze issue after installing an optical bay drive

I am having issues after I installed another drive in the optical bay. When I wake the computer from sleep, it randomly freezes within 0-5 minutes. I cannot do anything, the mouse won't move, trackpad ...
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iMessage Conversation Freeze

I was messaging a friend then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. Since then, my iMessage freezes if I go into that same message. I ...
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Mountain Lion freezes for 20 seconds after waking up from suspend to disk

Is there any way to get a progress bar or whatever when waking up from suspend to disk? I remember seeing other Macbooks with older versions of OS X which showed a nice little progress bar after ...
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iMac 2011 spinning beach ball after login

the following is the HW profile of my iMac: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz ...
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What is causing Lion's Mail to freeze for upwards of 45 seconds after launch?

This just started happening today. I have no idea what is causing it. No useful system.log information. I tried rebuilding the envelope files to no avail.
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MBAir 13" 2011 blinks after open lid

I have a 2011 MBA (13", 10.7.2, 256 GB). Very often, when I open the lid (and the MacBook is sleeping) the system freezes for 2-3 seconds, then the display blinks; after that, the system waits 1-2 ...
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Why is my login screensaver freezing, instead of the display going to sleep?

I have an iMac running Mac OS 10.6.8 with fast user switching enabled, Vine VNC server running on one user account, and the login screen displayed. The screensaver on the iMac activates but then ...
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3 finger select and drag freezes Finder

Using the 3 finger drag to swipe across document icons and then dragging from one finder window to another (say drag and dropping to an external drive) freezes the icons in their position on the ...
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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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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 ...