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It could very well just be the slow-ish hard drive. Apple generally does not put 7200RPM drives in its Macs. While it could be the O/S and it might be worth your while to image the internal drive onto an external drive and wipe the internal and start fresh with the OS and Apps. Depends on what is more valuable to you time or money. An SSD WILL speed up your ...


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You need to go to Keyboard Preferences and add a new keyboard. Instead of using USA International keyboard you will need to use USA Keyboard. So from Use instead When you are going to add a Keyboard you select English. At the end of the list you will see both keyboards. Use the one that is not international.


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This sounds implausible, but do you live in a multi-floor building or near a loud street where some kind of heavy walking or loud noise may be physically shaking your desk just enough to move your mouse? It doesn't take much to wake up the mouse, and thereby wake up your computer.


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Reseting the NVRAM seems to solve the issue. Here is the procedure. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063


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A good first step towards debugging power management-related issues on OS X is: pmset -g assertions It can take a little practice to read the output, but it can lead to finding processes that are erroneously making power management assertions against the kernel. It can also be an iterative process — keep running it at appropriate times, ad see what crops ...


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This is all anecdotal, tested using a sample size of 2, so barely counts as experiment... Restart the Mac, it's been up 12 days. That would be fine for a machine with a lot of RAM, but it's going to hit a low RAM machine harder. I'd say the simple solution would be to double the RAM. Two of the machines here are always on, the one with only 10GB RAM used ...


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I do not know which program you used to generate the output in the screenshot, but assuming it outputs the ordinary figures such as for example Activity Monitor or top would do - the reason for the seemingly erraneous swap usage is simply one of time. Imagine that a process on your Mac allocates 12 GB of RAM. The system hasn't got 12 GB of free RAM, so it ...



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