Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

1
vote
1answer
15 views

my mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to never

my desktop mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to computer sleep never. And keyboard is frozen when computer wakes up, I have to restart.
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Eject an external disk after improperly disconnecting it

I have a repeatedly run into this problem. On the one hand we could say, "always remember to eject your external drives before removing them". However, it's a matter of fact that I will forget, at ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Finder hangs when using Ctrl+click /right mouse click

Running 10.11.6 on a Mac Pro (Early 2009) The OS is on a SSD After a cold start ie shut-down and start; whenever I Ctrl+click/right mouse click on a desktop item - file, folder etc the finder hangs. ...
3
votes
0answers
26 views

Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Macbook Pro 2016 stuck on “restarting” after installing mojave

Whenever I try to upgrade my macbook with updates which require a system restart, it will begin the update then freeze on the screen with an apple logo and partially filled progress bar with the text "...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

iMac hard freezes intermittently after booting off an external SSD

I have hooked up an external USB3 Samsung T5 SSD to my iMac model iMac14,2, formatted it as APFS, and installed macOS High Sierra on it, to use as my primary system drive. I can use the system for a ...
3
votes
0answers
336 views

com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice results in frequent hangs and freezes in my mac

Problem: com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice hangs repeatedly ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Now,everytime the process hangs it is indicated by red colored fonts in the Activity Monitor. ...
4
votes
1answer
50 views

iPhone 6s battery issues

My iPhone 6s sometimes suddenly goes to 1 - 10% and sometimes 70 - 80% after restarting. Sometimes my iPhone works for 4 - 5 hours and sometimes 100% goes down to 10% in 1 hour or less. What is this ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

Mac randomly crashes, main boot volume disappears

Retina Macbook from 2017 running Mojave here. Every few days, my mac suddenly and randomly freezes (sometimes at times without user input) and crashes. When it tries to boot again, it fails and ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Mystery 2015 MBP 13" Issue

Macbook pro started freezing during video play and I could only get it to work with safe mode. I uninstalled the software i thought could be causing it,nothing. Reset pram nvram etc nothing. End up ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

How can I isolate what is causing the temporary “stall” during startup?

As I see the progress bar on my MacBook Pro mid-2015 move from left to right, soon after it gets past the halfway point, it starts to slow down and eventually stops temporarily, at about the time the ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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,...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
454 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
418 views

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), ...
0
votes
1answer
819 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
328 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
122 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
509 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
529 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
229 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
520 views

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,...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
288 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

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 ~...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

HomePod no longer responds to Siri

HomePod does not respond to my Siri commands anymore. I have tried to reset HomePod.
0
votes
0answers
382 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
184 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
305 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
3
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...