I'm experiencing an unusual problem that is affecting many of the apps I use on a regular basis, including (but not limited to): Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, Sublime Text 3, FileZilla, and even Apple's native TextEdit! The sequence of events goes something like this:
- An app freezes and I must Force Quit out of it.
- I try to re-launch the app, but the icon just bounces in the Dock endlessly (until I Force Quit again)
- I try to Shut Down the Mac, but macOS insists it can't shut down because said app is still running (although it shouldn't be, since I did a Force Quit). Also, no dot is shown below the app's Dock icon, leading one to believe it is not open, but it's still running.
- I must physically hold the power button to shut down.
^ As you can see, the application is "Not Responding". But there is no dot below to indicate it is even open to begin with.
I have tried to Force Quit the app(s) in question via Terminal as well, after identifying their Process IDs. Unfortunately, this has not worked either.
macOS is the most current version to date: Mojave 10.14.2
This iMac shipped with High Sierra and I immediately updated it to Mojave before beginning to use it. This problem came to my attention after less than 1 month of use. I updated Mojave to 10.14.2 hoping it would fix the problem, however the problem persists. The Mac is just over 2 months old.