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Questions tagged [hang]

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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How to keep process running when I lock my Macbook

I'm on macOS 10.13.6. I often need to set a long process running from the terminal, and then lock my Macbook for a while, and I want the process to be still running when the screen is locked. However,...
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Intel HD5000 graphics driver renders late-2013 MPB display unresponsive

This problem has been bugging me for a while now and I'm not sure what to make of it. When AppleIntelHD5000Graphics.kext gets loaded up the display freezes wherever it was. This usually happens right ...
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macOS Mojave Beach Ball when saving a file

When I'm trying to save or select a file in a web browser, or any other application the beachball appears and the app hangs for ±30 seconds. I didn't have this problem in High Sierra. Is it a common ...
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Mac Pro Tower Repeatedly hanging/rebooting. Mint clean install with zero internet time

Hardware 5,1. I have replaced the power supply once. Machine keeps either rebooting or display the "your mac has a problem and needs to reboot screen". This is on a largely mint OSX and audio app ...
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Mac refusing to shut down because of finder?

When I shut down, restart, or update and restart my mac goes about shutting applications down to get ready to turn the computer off as it normally does but after my top bar and desktop icons have gone ...
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My MacBook Pro freezes if nothing is moving on the screen

My MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) started freezing every time I boot it. I've tried resetting the NVRAM and SMC, and have even reformatted it. After doing that, I noticed that if I kept ...
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I constantly get a never-ending spinning beach ball in Safari on tabs that have Google Calendar loaded

I keep seeing the spinning beach ball on any tab that has Google Calendar loaded. It doesn't happen right away, it typically takes a while before it starts beach balling. The calendar works fine the ...
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External monitor causes very high CPU usage

I have an external LG 27UD69P-W monitor connected (via HDMI) to my late 2013 MacBook Pro, which causes the CPU usage of the Mac to go extremely high (kernel_task > 400%, sometimes much higher even), ...
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Why does loginwindow keep freezing in Mojave?

This is a follow-up to my previous question: Function keys stop working after a while in Mojave The issue I had is that loginwindow kept freezing. In this Gist, the issue is explained in detail. The ...
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YouTube freezes with Safari

I'm running macOS High Sierra and have had a bizarre problem for months. When I use Safari to watch videos on YouTube, occasionally changing the time of the video (either with the arrow keys or with ...
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No Reboot on MacPro using a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD

From the standard hard disk I can start, restart, and shutdown with no issues. From the new Samsung EVO 860 I can start and shutdown, but I can NOT restart. It freezes with a black screen. If I ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.7 freezes on restart

I recently got a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.7. I installed the software update that was available, and when I tried to restart it, it seemed to be going well until it froze on the original space ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) hang ups with artifacts on the screen

Sometimes my Macbook Pro hang up with the artifacts like on the photo Basically it occur if i move my notebook from one place to another, open-close it and so on. If notebook stay still, this hang ...
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Mac freezes after entering login password

My Mac starts up normally, but when I enter my password on the login screen, it freezes with a spinning beachball. I am unable to access it due to this problem. How do I resolve this issue?
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High Sierra freezing all the time

I have a Macbook Air 2014 that I updated from Yosemite to High Sierra 10.13.4 just recently, but now the laptop freezes multiple times per day :( Here are the things that I've tried: Upgrade ...
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macOS freezes. keyboard/mouse input is registered. screen freezes

I am on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Macbook Pro 15" w/ Retina display, mid-2015. The OS seems to freeze sometimes: the screen freezes all output sounds freeze (most of the time now, but didn't use ...
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Macbook Pro: all apps crashing?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. Today, System Preferences app suddenly stopped responding, followed by every other app whenever I had them active. Force quitting them was useless, ...
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Troubleshooting macOS 10.13 (beta) freeze

I have a MacBook Pro (13" Retina, Mid-2014) running the macOS 10.13 public beta (currently 10.13.6) and it freezes pretty regularly for a few seconds at a time. Then it thaws out and goes about its ...
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TouchBar keeps freezing

The TouchBar in my new MacBookPro 2017 keeps freezing every time I use it to adjust the brightness of the screen. In order to circumvent this, I need to use the "Force Quit" command, but is becoming ...
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macOS temporarily freezes

After working fine for days, my Mac has started freezing temporarily. This is triggered by switching between applications. This freeze may last a couple of seconds to a minute or even more. After that,...
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Brief mouse-disappearances + frozen video when using trackpad, late 2016 MBP

When I'm using the trackpad, occasionally the mouse pointer will disappear and the whole screen will freeze. It will remain frozen indefinitely if I continue to slide my finger back and forth on the ...
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macOS freezes every few days

I've bought iMac 27' in 2017 since the beginning I'm having a very annoying issue with it. On average every two weeks, my mac will freeze to the point where the mouse is still moving, audio continues ...
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System crashes / logs out after visiting specific website

This might be a weird question, but I'm asking for some guidance for how to investigate this more. It's not a reproducible issue, but it happens often enough (e.g. a couple of times a week). Here's ...
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iPhone 7 Plus freezing and acting weird after storage became full

A family member has an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10. Last night, the storage filled up completely (while doing video recording, it stopped, and no new recording could be started). Strange behavior ...
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HDMI freezes on High Sierra

Sometimes when I plug my HDMI cable in, the macbook freezes. It's 15inch retina, early 2013, recently clean installed macOS High Sierra. I've resetted the NVRAM and the SMC, many times, problem is ...
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How to determine why my Mac temporarily freezes?

Every couple days, my Mac will simply freeze for several seconds to a few minutes. Any audio stops playing, and the mouse stops responding. Then it's back to normal. The 99.9% of the time it's ...
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How to fix long delay after clicking on Wifi symbol in menu bar?

I'm on a Early 2015 13-inch macbook pro with macOS version 10.13.4 (model MacBookPro12,1). When I click on the wifi symbol in the menu bar (the 4 curved lines in the shape of a triangle), there is a ~...
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HomePod no longer responds to Siri

HomePod does not respond to my Siri commands anymore. I have tried to reset HomePod.
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Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.4 Broken/Frozen

So yesterday I went to sit down and use my computer (for programming with Xcode) as normal. When I opened up my computer it froze and I was unable to interact with any apps. I shut down and rebooted ...
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Mac OS stuck after login

This screen came after I entered my credentials to login, and stayed here for a long time. I have tried reinstalling the os and clearing nvram, tried booting into safe mode and run diagnostics and ...
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Cannot force quit an application, which is not listed in processes but wont let computer shut down

I was running a computationally intensive code from Rstudio, and it stopped responding. I used forcequit on the app, and tried to restart my computer. Although Rstudio wont show on ps -ax, mac refuses ...
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Apple Mail - Occasionally hangs

Environment OS: macOS 10.13.4 Application: Apple Mail, version 11.3 (3445.6.18) Problem: Apple Mail hangs (occasionally, but more often than I'd like) Problem: I have 22 email accounts that I ...
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App Store update and softwareupdate in terminal hang indefinitely

OSX 10.13.1 The App Store shows a badge of "3" on the icon, but opening it and pressing "Updates" will result in an indefinite hang with low CPU utilization. Tried going into the terminal and ...
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Can a bad battery cause random beachball and other crashes?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro exhibiting strange, seemingly random, beachball and application freezes. Sometimes so bad the machine has to be force shutdown. On a recent hardware diagnostic test (hold D ...
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mail app freezes and destroys drafts whenever I try to access them

I'm not sure when this behavior started, but whenever I try to access a saved e-mail draft by double clicking on it, mail app freezes. When I force quit and restart, I see that the entry for the draft ...
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Mac OS X is not creating a swap file

I recently started running into a lot of memory issues on my mac running High Sierra. Rather than the force quit window coming up, my system would freeze completely and the only way to recover is to ...
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How to stress a MacBook Pro Retina?

I need to stress my rMBP components (e.g. CPU/GPU/RAM) without loading any additional software tools. Background - My rMBP has a hardware fault (similar to this issue) which causes system freezes ...
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Unknown kernel error from IOAcceleratorFamily2

I keep receiving the following error message in Console logs on a new factory refurbished Macpro6,1 with macOS 10.12.6 pre-installed each time I connect to a previously logged in session via Screen ...
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iMac hangs trying to restart or shutdown 10.13.3

I'm having an issue with my iMac where it hangs during shutdown. It gets to a black screen with just the cursor showing. I am able to login from another computer via SSH and see that it's doing ...
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iPad sticks when scrolling to notification screen

iPad 4th gen (MD520LL/A) with iOS 10.3.3 As the title says, the screen sticks when scrolling to the notifications page. I've removed all notification panels on the screen so all that is left is the ...
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iPhone 7 screen is frozen on the shutdown screen [duplicate]

my screen is frozen on the slide to power off screen and it won't let me get out of it. I've tried holding down the home button and the lock button for a long time and it hasn't worked. I've also ...
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Safari shows blue dot below Dock icon though it's not in process table [duplicate]

Summary: Safari is running according to the Dock (icon has dot below it, and right-click shows "Force Quit"); however Activity Monitor doesn't show it and ps -ef | grep -i saf returns nothing. ...
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MacOS dock freezes when I launch Java application

I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro (without Touchbar) - MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 - Java 9 Since one or two weeks, when I launch a Java application (NetBeans, a JavaFX app, Eclipse... etc) my MacOS docks ...
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Finder freeze on High Sierra (with ps aux output)

A High Sierra user at my company is seeing Finder freeze hard 4-5 times a day. Clicking "restart" in the task list has no effect. The only solution we've found is to reboot the machine. During one of ...
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iPhone 8 plus stuck on loading screen

My iPhone froze and wouldn't unfreeze. After messing with it for awhile it finally went to a black loading screen. I have help power and home button down together and down volume and power button ...
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iPhone often freezes nowadays

Is there a reason why nowadays, even in warm conditions, my iPhone freezes and restarts? By this I mean it freezes for a while and then restarts into a black screen for 10-20 secs followed by the ...
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iPhone freezes for >30s whenever I install or update an app

Issue Whenever I install or upgrade an app after the install step (but before the app is able to launch) my device freezes for between 30s - and a couple of minutes (worst case). During this, it's ...
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freeze on wake when sleep connected to windows share

All our MacBook Pros (various generations, OSes), freeze (usually, app just hangs, but sometimes whole machine freezes) when they wake from sleep if, when going to sleep, they had anything open from ...
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OSX freezes and logs me out when switching workspaces, it doesn't happen everytime and it's not consistant?

I'm running OSX High Sierra 10.13.2. also, where can I collect more info about why this is happening?
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macOS freeze - How to find faulty software or system crash logs?

For 6 months now my Mac freezes 4 to 5 times a week, forcing me to reboot. The software I run the most when my Mac freezes are: Google Chrome and Molotov.tv. I don't notice anything wrong in ...