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An instance when a particular application or your entire Mac or iOS device refuses to respond and/or function properly. Usually causes the app to "quit" or the interface to "freeze".

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How to make Google Chrome Helper not use as much CPU

I've found solutions for this problem but they dont seem applicable now in 2017. For some reason, Google Chrome Helper is using a lot of my CPU and fans are going full blast. I found this link on ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: "watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd"

I have an iMac late 2012 with 24GB or RAM and 3 USB disks connected to it, all running time machine in sequence. After updating to catalina, every time I shutdown the system it takes ages to shutdown ...
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Can you actually use Terminal to crash your computer?

People who don't understand Terminal are often afraid to use it for fear that they might mess up their command and crash their computer. Those who know Terminal better know that that's not the case - ...
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App crashes, dock icon remains, can't reboot, yet no process in ps aux to kill

I've been encountering an extremely annoying problem since I upgraded to Yosemite. FCPX (but I've been having reports of this problem on other computers with finder.app and safari.app) sometimes will ...
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How can I run newer Unity games on OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Most games built with Unity 2018 and Unity 2019 do not work on Mac OS X 10.9. They will launch initially, and occasionally even get as far as the main menu, but invariably crash before entering ...
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XCode 6 on Yosemite crashing in fullscreen mode when build & running app on device

Xcode 6 on Yosemite crashes everytime when pressing Build&Run on Device. Current window disappears and Start screen appears. Anyone else experiencing this? UPDATE: As it seems Xcode is not ...
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Avoiding all apps reopening when OS X crashes

Sometimes my computer will crash and restart due to unknown errors. It usually happens when I'm working on something so a few apps are open. OS X has this annoying feature where it tries to reopen all ...
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Constant kernel GPU panics (GPUPanic.cpp:127) on mid-2010 MacBook Pro (6,2)

Hardware is a mid 2010 MAcBook Pro 15", i7 2,66ghz, 8 GB RAM, 512 MB Video RAM. I encounter regular kernel panics for a while now, I think since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually it used to happen ...
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Xcode 8.2.1 crashes on opening project with array index out of bounds

I just upgraded to Xcode 8.2.1 and Xcode crashes every time I open my project with the following traceback. I verified that an older version of Xcode (8.1) can still open the project file. Any help ...
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Mac keeps restarting with kernel panic "UPSB thunderbolt power on failed"

Does anyone know what could be causing this? Happening at least daily now, sometimes multiple times :( Anonymous UUID: 9BD0D242-70AD-9DEC-BCA3-D8DCCE96A963 Sat Oct 6 09:25:04 2018 *** Panic ...
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Can someone help me read this crash report as a user?

How can I read a crash report to get an idea as to what happened? Sample Sanitised Crash Report: Process: SoftwareUpdateCheck [16198] Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Software ...
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macOS Catalina watchdog timeout kernel panics

Ever since upgrading to Catalina, my MacBook Pro 2018 randomly freezes up completely. The screen will be completely frozen and the trackpad won't click anymore. After a minute or so, the fans blow ...
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Google Chrome Helper Using Up Too Much Memory

Google Chrome Helper is appearing in Activity Monitor a dozen times and overall using a ton of memory. How do I curtail this? Most advice columns say to go to my plugins and check "Play on click", ...
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Does the developer of a Mac OS X app get the crash reports when the app crashes?

If an app crashes while I'm using it in OS X I get a little (apparently) OS-driven dialog that lets me "report the crash to Apple". It sends along a stack trace and some other system information. ...
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Repeated crashes of 'suggestd'

I've been running OS X 10.11 without issues since it was released — until today, when suggestd began repeatedly crashing (from every few minutes, up to every 30 seconds). What is suggestd and how do ...
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Why is the Network Link Conditioner preference pane crashing as soon as I turn it on?

I am trying to use the Network Link Conditioner preference pane included with the Hardware IO tools in the developer tools to throttle Internet speeds. I can open and load the preference pane, but as ...
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MacBook keeps crashing every day: Panic (element modified after free)

My MacBook 16" keeps crashing, mostly when connected to external screen and provides the crash report below. Unfortunately I can not visit the next Apple store as it's closed and perhaps somebody ...
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What causes iPhone low battery crashes? Is there a software fix?

Some iPhone users (especially those with devices that've been in use for a while) encounter a problem where the device crashes once the battery gets low. For example: "After updating to iOS 7 my ...
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QuarkXPress crashes when opening one project

I am having a problem with QuarkXPress 9.5.4.0 on an iMac running Mac OS X 10.11.6. The problem is that whenever I try to open a particular project QuarkXPress crashes. I would normally have a ...
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Plugging in external monitor "logs out" (crashes?) user session

When plugging a second external monitor, macOS Sierra "logs out" (crashes?) user session. I get presented with the login window. No error message. It's not just "show login window", because all apps ...
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Can't kill Preview app [duplicate]

I have strange problem, my Preview app is not responding and can't kill it. leo-mac:~ leo$ sudo killall Preview No matching processes were found Force Quit button also doesn't give any result. ps (...
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VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports

As stated above VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports to the point that the ReportCrash system process will use 50-100% of cpu. Application Specific Information: Client is ...
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iMovie crashes on startup

I've just installed iMovie from the App Store. When I run it, it crashes after the Welcome wizard. I've rebooted, deleted and reinstalled, and the same thing happens each time. I've tried opening ...
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iMac freezes complete, except mouse pointer. What can I do?

Recently, I've noticed a strange behavior on my iMac (Yosemite 10.10.4, Late 2009). Everything freezes completely - it's totally unresponsive. HOWEVER, I can continue to control the mouse pointer ...
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Can I turn off swap and/or memory compression on macOS 10.12, Sierra?

Is there a way with macOS 10.12, Sierra, to safely turn off compressed memory? And is there a way to turn off safely swap? This was possible on macOS 10.9 and macOS 10.10. Although it sometimes ...
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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...
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"This UPX compressed binary contains an invalid Mach-O header and cannot be loaded."

I'm trying to launch an older app in macOS Sierra. It worked fine in El Capitan, however since the update to Sierra it crashes immediately on launch with the error… This UPX compressed binary ...
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MacBook Pro black screens and shuts off after a few minutes' use

I have a MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2014, running Sierra). Recently, it has started black screening and shutting off shortly after, after a few minutes' use—let's say 3 to 10 minutes. The screen will go ...
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Following Mavericks upgrade, Microsoft Word closes silently right after opening

After the Mavericks upgrade, I'm seeing Microsoft Word close silently, no error message, about a second after opening. If I open a .docx file directly, the file displays during that one second, so it ...
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MacBook Pro error report

I received the following error report from my MacBook Pro: UUID: 334D8DD6-1F4F-4E65-8D2A-D8EC96CE2E52 Stackshot Reason: Sleep transition timed out after 180 seconds while entering darkwake on way to ...
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How to clean uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Having to fill a government document I was suggested to install the last version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on my Mac (10.10.4). I downloaded version 2015.009.20069 from Adobe server. This software ...
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Is there a way to stop MS Word from automatically opening previously opened documents?

I know there's probably a setting in preferences, but I need to be able to do it without Word being open. The problem is one of my docx has become corrupt, so every time Word opens it immediately ...
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Report Crash ~350% CPU Yosemite

10.10.3 There is a process, I do not know how its started and what it starts, which uses ~350% of the CPU. Its performed by 'root'. When I quit it from the activity monitor it comes back straight ...
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Where are crash logs after a system freeze?

When your entire macOS freezes up and restarts, are there crash logs or core dumps to diagnose the problem? I would in particular like to know which kernel module was active at the time of the crash. ...
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Starting Preview without opening previous PostScript documents

I'm running the latest version of OS X and Preview is hanging whenever I try to start it. It attempts to open the documents which I previously had open, which is ~10 PDFs and ~3 PostScript files, and ...
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Why does Finder use 59GB of swap space?

My new retina MacBook Pro(with 16GB RAM) keeps receiving this "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory" message. I have 300 GB of free space on my hard drive, and ...
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OS X Private Folder - Runaway file "crash recovery" 126.61GB!

Woke up this morning any my 250GB, which had approx. 50% free space last night, was totally out of disk space! Took me all day, but finally found a file in /private/var/audit/ called "20110423020458....
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Safe to post iOS crash logs in public?

One of the iOS apps I use has been crashing a lot more than usual lately, so I'm posting about it on their forum. I've got a bunch of crash logs. Is it safe to post iOS crash logs in a public place? ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Random Restart > Previous shutdown cause: -20

I have MacBook Pro 2018 (Mojave 10.14.1) just brought it 3 weeks ago, now i have random restart when i use it. i only browse internet, play spotify but suddenly the screen goes black and it ...
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My macbook pro os x sierra 10.12.3 keeps crashing and report AirPortBrcm4360 issue

My configuration : MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32) MacBook Pro (Retina, 15', late 2013), Model: MacBookPro11,2 2 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-4750HQ) CPU: 4-core . BANK 0/DIMM0 .. 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok . ...
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How to solve blank Safari Window / Safari crash (10.1.2)?

Running Yosemite 10.10.5 on MacBook Air (early 2014), with Safari v. 10.1.2. New Safari windows come up blank. Typing a URL into them doesn't load the pages. Quitting Safari and relaunching causes ...
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MacOS High Sierra crashes after a while

Every time I start my MacBook, everything works fine. For around 3 minutes. Afterwards, it crashes with a kernel panic. I am forced to write this question in safe mode, as booting normally will make ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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Kernel Panic right after sleep in macOS High Sierra

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro restarting as soon as it tries going to sleep. If I plug it in and leave it on for the whole day, it will work fine. I have tried resetting SMC, NVRAM etc. ...
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CrashReporter itself keeps crashing

I never get crash logs when an application crashes, and the reason is that CrashReporter itself crashes: 4/20/12 10:11:25 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[104] (com.apple.ReportCrash.Self[133]) Job ...
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macOS 10.12.6: Panic, assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, bsd/netinet/in_pcb.c, line: 3458

I am getting sporadic kernel panics like this: *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80189d435f): assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, file: /Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/...
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How to fix failing Open Directory (database "cn=authdata" cannot be opened, err 12) after hang

A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 server running Open Directory hung. SSH was still possible but the sudo reboot command didn't restart the server within 15 minutes. That is why a power cycle was issued. After ...
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Shutdown Cause -128

My Macbook pro (early 2011, upgraded to 10.11) started behaving strangely lately. It started randomly crashing multiple times of the day, and the only information I've been able to find is the ...
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MacBook Pro freeze and goes off by kernel panic

For several weeks, my mac bug when I use Chrome or Photoshop. The mouse cursor make rainbow loops, for 2/3 minutes I can't do anything and voilà, it turns off alone ! This happens 2/3 times a day! ...
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Spigot - ApplicationManager quit unexpetedly

Since a few days ago, about every 20 seconds a popup window appears saying that ApplicationManager quit unexpectedly: I can't think what I could've done to cause this, but what is ApplicationManager ...
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