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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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iMac freezes and then "soft" restarts/ resets

This could be a general problem, but I couldn't find my exact issue and no solution so far. I have an iMac 5k 27" 2019, 3GHz i5, 40GB RAM, Radeon 570X, macOS Monterey Version 12.3.1 In the last ...
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Beach ball color changes

My beach ball sometimes changes to green and black when updates are not installed, instead of the rainbow. Could this be particular to application hangs customizing the wheel, or is an evil frog ...
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Unable to boot MacBook Pro 15" mid-2014 (Big Sur) after update

I have a MacBook Pro 15" mid-2014 with Big Sur on it. I tried to update the operating system to the latest version (11.6.5) using System Update. During the update process it restarted itself but ...
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Portable USB-C Monitor locks up 16" Macbook Pro 2019

I just bought a small portable 1080p 14" USB-C Monitor to use with my 2019 16" Macbook Pro: https://www.amazon.de/ARZOPA-Tragbarer-1920x1080-Bildschirm-Telefon-Silber/dp/B09Q2WYRKD For some ...
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iMac "pauses" every minute or so

I have an older (2010) iMac that has been running smoothly until a few weeks ago. Since then, the computer has started to "pause" in increasing frequency. During the "pauses", the ...
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How to diagnose hanging Mac laptop

Every night, my wife closes the lid on her M1 MacBook Air (currently running Monterey 12.2.1) before she goes to bed. About one in three times, it's completely frozen (black screen) when she opens it ...
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Safari 15 for Mac hangs / freezes on launch

Within a few seconds to a couple minutes of launching, Safari (version 15.2 on macOS Catalina 10.15.7) freezes with a “wait” cursor (beach ball). Even if I open to an empty start page and just let it ...
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High memory pressure Catalina Macbook Pro causing freezing?

My Macbook Pro has been running with really high memory recently, I think it might be what's caused the whole system to freeze 2 or 3 times over the last couple of weeks. I'll have a bunch of apps ...
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iPad won't launch any app, won't update, won't reset

My iPad Pro (2018, iPadOS 15.1) will not launch any app anymore. The home screen / springboard is responsive, I can reorganize apps and browse the App Library. The home screen only has app icons (1 ...
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My macbook freezes after logging in except in safe mode

Whenever I start my mac it freezes few seconds after logging in except if I keep on moving my trackpad but when I stop it freezes after few seconds. OS Version: mac os x 10.9.5 I have tried: ...
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Issues with intense data transfer over USB 3.0

Edit: TL;DR at the bottom. Edit2: Even shorter, and Mac-specific: Is there anything I can tweak in a 2014 MacBook Air BIOS that has to do with USB performance, data throughoutput in particular? If ...
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Unplugging Sidecar connected iPad crashes OS Networking

I use Sidecar with a 2019 16" MBP (Monterey 12.1) and an 12.9" iPad Pro (iPadOS 15.2). The connection is over USB with an Apple USB-C Lightning cable. When I unplug the iPad, all networking ...
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Any idea what causes this and if it's fixable ? (iMac 27" 2009)

I'm trying to fix this late 2009 27" imac 2.66Ghz i5 Hasn't been used for some years now. It turns on and can be used for a while sometimes until it freezes, randomly it seems and some glitches ...
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iMac 8,1 freezes after selecting option to boot from USB

1 with 4GB of ram and a faulty GPU that shows some glitches at the top of the screen but still works fine and I have it running Linux and I made a bootable USB for Windows 7 using Rufus, and I can ...
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2012 MacBook Pro 13" with Mac OS Big Sur installed keeps glitching and crashing randomly - What should I do?

I installed 8 gb of ram, and I used the open core legacy patcher to install Mac OS Big Sur to my unsupported Mac, and since then my computer is just randomly crashing. The first time it happened I was ...
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Finding stuff that "autoruns" when away-from-keyboard

I was using the laptop normally with no bluetooth running nor any connected usb other than the one for standard charging before I went away for an hour, without screenlocking/screensaver, only to ...
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Potentially corrupted external hard-drive freezing MacBook Pro

I was copying some files from my old Macbook onto my external hard-drive, but at some point the file transfer completely stopped (no progress for 15+ minutes). I decided to stop the file transfer and ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2012 freezes or crashes when external monitor is plugged in

I have a MBP mid-2012 (pre-Retina) running Mojave or High Sierra. I use the latest version of SwitchResX to handle the external monitor rarer resolution of 1440x900, surely not too many pixels for the ...
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Reset Safari in MacOs Big Sur

My Safari browser freezes immediately upon launch, so I want to completely reset all settings. (the problem is I accidentally bookmarked a Jupyter server in Favorites, and this freezes the client ...
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2019 MacBook Pro 16-Inch Desktop Manager hangs/freezes whenever an app asks for permissions

I have a fresh install of macOS 11.5.2 with nothing crazy. Just some Adobe apps, Office, Parallels, iStat, etc. Seemingly at random, if an app pops up a directory permission, there is a 50/50 chance ...
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MacOS - Excel - Copy / paste causes spinning beachball

I'm looking for suggestions as to the cause / solution to a spinning beachball every time I try and copy/paste in Excel. This happens more on some spreadsheets, but is happening in one I use ...
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Mac Pro Stuck at login window - Updated Big Sur

I have Mac Pro 2019 Model. Updated from Catalina to Big Sur 11.5 Stuck at after entering password. Password accepted and Mac froze. Froze with all accounts including 2 admin and 1 local user (Tried ...
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attempt to right click on a hyperlink in safari causes safari to freeze

I have my macbook pro 2013 model with macOS updated to Catalina, everytime I try to right click on a hyperlink in the safari browser , safari freezes then I had to force quit. my safari browser also ...
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multiple Mac performance issues, possibly related?

In the last few years my Mac has acquired several annoying quirks. In order of severity: Save-dialogs take 15~45 sec to appear – and take awhile to dismiss if I hit cmd-S by accident. Hitting caps ...
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How can I kill and/or restart all wifi processes?

My MacBook (Big Sur) has a problem about once a week when it stops being able to access the internet. Why do I think this is a problem with the Wifi processes? When I go up to the Wifi symbol in the ...
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Macbook mid-2010 hangs on boot macOS High Sierra

From time to time, my Macbook hangs on boot. I've put the verbose mode startup enabled on each startup so I could figure out what's wrong there. Here is the line where it is stopping today. You could ...
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Repeated "unexpectedly quit" notifications

My Mac is showing me repeated notifications saying ScreenTimeAgent, AppleSpell and cloudd quit unexpectedly. I have no idea what any of those is. If I click "Ignore", the notification ...
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MacBook freezing up at regular intervals

I've got a very weird issue with my MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2019, running macOS Big Sur 11.4. The issue started appearing over the last few months, and updating macOS has made no changes to this ...
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Can't kill frozen Visual Studio code on mac

Somehow My visual studio code froze when It was idle for some time and I was using my Injellij application. When I found, I tried quitting the application by doing right +click on visual studio ...
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Macbook Pro Freezes Shortly After Startup, Safeboot Works as it Should, Reinstall Didn't Fix the Issue

So, I've been struggling with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013, stock config) which will freeze shortly after booting normally. The way the freeze works is that it will freeze the monitor on ...
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Unlocking Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences freezes - Mojave 10.14.6

First off, this is a work computer so I can't do anything harsh like reinstall the OS (or upgrade to Catalina) and the hard drive is encrypted. I figured I would ask on here before bothering IS since ...
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iPhone froze during a software update

I plugged my iphone to my mac to update ios to 14.6. During the update when my mac was "preparing the iphone for the update", the wire came unplugged, after which the mac said there was a ...
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Finder freeze when I go to any iCloud folder

Whenever I try to open any iCloud folder from the sidebar, Finder freeze and I have to restart it from the force stop window. The only iCloud folder I can open is the main iCloud Drive folder, but it'...
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Macbook Pro locks up after lid closed for a while

I was given an A1398 (Macbook Pro 15" Retina Mid-2015) and am experiencing frequent freezes after the lid is closed for a while, assuming the computer is in sleep mode. The freeze after opening ...
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macOS Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and Microsoft Office apps will not open [duplicate]

From time to time out of the blue all these apps stop open. Other apps like Transmission, Safari, VLC and Mail seem fine as do other preinstalled apps. Until recently after the system restart ...
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How do you exit guided access when it freezes?

I accidentally entered guided access by clicking the home button on my phone 3 time while I was on the app "Snapchat" and now I can not leave the app. I have tried clicking the home button ...
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iMac screen freezes (audio/mic/etc still function but video freezes)

I've been having a few odd issues with a new iMac. Screen will freeze occasionally (as will my camera if I'm on a video call) but my microphone, audio, and mouse will still move. If it happens on a ...
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Why does Pages constantly freeze on a particular pages document

I'm writing a report (4000 words)on Pages in the past few days. However, since this afternoon, after I added a new picture to the report, this report has been constantly unresponsive whenever I scroll ...
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Macbook is freezing and restarting again and again

I am using a Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019 with macOS Big Sur version 11.2.3. My macbook randomly freezes mid screen and I can't move the cursor. Then it restarts all by itself with a whirring sound(...
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Stuck on login for one user after migration assistant

I recently got my MacBook Air 2018 fixed after having some cryptographic error. I backed up all my data with time machine and I was able to transfer my data using migration assistant. I now have 3 ...
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Macbook Pro 2015: Cursor/screen freezes after login, runs only in safe mode

my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Big Sur 11.2.2 freezes regularly after login. I can only run it in safe mode. I had the problem before the update to Big Sur, I updated it hoping it would ...
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Big Sur - unresponsive dialogs to mouse actions

Sometimes at the beginning of 2021, I started to have a problem with the "File upload" dialogs in the web browser. The dialog is unresponsive to the mouse. I can use the keyboard for ...
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"Hang In The Main Graphics Engine"

Mac: MacBook Pro, mid2012, 9,1 Core i7 2.3Ghz, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, nVidia 650M, IntelHD 4000 I use several macOS systems incl. the default one - Lion. 2 weeks ago slowdowns began to occur - apps slow ...
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Midnight commander freezes when lynx navigation is used in a quick fashion

As a wrote in the title I use MC on Mac because I just like it and it is a very effective tool, especially with lynx-like navigation. But it gets frozen randomly when I use it basically running ...
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TCC is causing my mac to freeze for 5-20 seconds sporadically throughout the day. How can I fix it?

Sporadically throughout the day while I'm working on my 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6, the entire system will freeze for 5-20 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, ...
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New iMac freezing every click

I bought this iMac 6 months ago, model late2019, with 64gb RAM and fusion HD 3TB I ran all the utility tool and I get a lot of MT mapping warnings when i run the First Aid, but they don't seem to be ...
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Xcode 12.3 is not responding a few seconds after opening it

I updated to Xcode 12.3 on my MacBook Pro 2018 13" yesterday and face a strange problem right now. Problem: Every time I open up Xcode, it will first work fine. However, after a few actions / ...
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Name: Tags: Where: image frozen on my Mac Air desktop

I took a screen shot using Command +5 and apparently tapped "Record Selected Section". That screen shot icon is frozen on my desktop. I have tried opening Terminal and typing: Killall ...
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My mac's UI is randomly freezing for 5-10 seconds throughout the day. How can I figure out what's going wrong?

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6. Throughout the day the entire screen will freeze for a period of 5-10 seconds. This happens sporadically and there's no consistent way to trigger it, ...
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Macbook screen freezes when I move my external mouse

I recently updated to macOS Big Sur, and I wanted to use my external mouse for work and gaming. I plugged in my mouse using a USB dongle, but every time I moved the mouse, the screen would freeze. In ...
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