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Is your Mac slow in Safe mode too? Try Safe mode - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564?viewlocale=en_US If faster in safe mode, then you may try to uninstall programs which are non-Apple and run as background tasks like Anti-virus. I had installed McAfee before my upgrade to Yosemite and it slowed everything. Uninstalling McAfee in Safe mode solved it for ...


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The Mac should boot without a video card. However, a malfunctioning video card will prevent it from booting. If the original card was an 8800GT, search the web for "8800GT bake" for instructions on how to fix it by sticking it in the oven for several minutes. I've done it twice as unbelievable as it sounds and it does work. However, that doesn't sound like ...


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Troubleshooting a slow mac is fairly easy, but sometimes tedious. You will want to and quit all apps. You might even go to the Users & Groups preference and remove all applications that start when you log in to your Mac. Turn off WiFi and then shut down the Mac so you can start isolating it. Remove all peripherals except the keyboard, display and ...


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Check out Console.app. I had serious battery life issues, so I left Console.app running for a couple of days, noting the major problems at the end of the day. There were some super noisy processes, and quieting them greatly improved my case. There's still this glaring problem that I haven't found out how to shut-up yet, but I know it's there because of ...


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I sometimes have a similar problem: Finder is completely unresponsive, i.e., all Finder windows are frozen, and they all show the spinning beach ball. In that case, for me the only thing that helped was to open Activity Monitor, and kill Finder (i.e., relaunch) it a number of times. Sometimes, I had to relaunch it up to 5 times. (So far I haven't been able ...


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You can find the app that steals focus by saving the following code in a find_focus_stealer.py file and running it via python find_focus_stealer.py in a terminal. Start running the script, it will print out the name of the active app every 3 seconds. Keep working as usual, wait for the problem to occur, and after a few seconds see the output in the ...


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It is odd that you didn't ever set up a password but when restoring, iTunes still asks for password. Here are several ways you can have a try: Sign Out of and In Again to iTunes Account Disconnect your iPhone with computer by extracting your iPhone digital cable out of the USB port. Sign out of your iTunes account. Connect your iPhone again back to ...


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Just resolved this issue on OS X Mavericks. I'm not sure how it started on my computer to begin with. I went to Audio MIDI Setup. Then in the Audio Devices I went to Built-In Output. Then where it says "2ch-24bit Integer" I selected "2ch-16bit Integer". After that I was able to change the volume and the volume icon wasn't greyed out. You can then change it ...


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As you probably well know FF had a rough road recently. Starting with FF 32.0.0 they got up to 32.0.1, 32.0.2 and 32.0.3 in one week while trying to solve a problem that shows up as heavy CPU loading and sluggish behavior. They are still working on resolving the issues with last release. Best you can do is disable all add-on and extensions to test if it ...



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