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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Macbook freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

I have a 2019 15" MacBook Pro running OS X Mojave (10.14.6) (company laptop, so can't update yet) and I have a weird problem. When I am connected to the company VPN (via the built-in client, no third ...
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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 ...
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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read /Volumes/...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 retina randomly freezing, trying to pinpoint the issue (not sleep related)

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2015, fresh install of latest Catalina) freezes randomly. It requires a hard shutdown (power button for > 5 secs) and then it takes a while to turn on. The MacBook ...
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Macbook not shutting down due to a stuck app

I was trying to mount my server with Osxfuse but the server was offline but the cursor turned into a colorful loading icon and I wasn't able to click anything. Was only able too move the cursor. So I ...
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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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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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MacBookPro freezes in lock screen when waking up after sleep in Sierra

After updating my MacBookPro to macOS Sierra, the display sometimes freezes in the lock screen, when waking up from sleep. I have to wait for a few seconds before the Mac allows me to insert my ...
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Preview freezes whenever I try to edit and save a pdf

Preview always freezes (beachball) whenever I try to modify and save a .pdf. I've tried resetting the preferences for Preview (as per Preview hangs when opening any image or pdf) and have also tried ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Persistent periodic hangs

I'm hoping someone can help with regular, persistent hangs that my 'cheese grater' 5,1 Mac Pro has suffered for several years, across major OS updates (10.12 > 10.13 > 10.14 etc.) and despite my ...
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Microsoft Word locks up - “Problem connecting to server”

I just started experiencing this problem. I go to Microsoft Word -> Open Recent and I get the spinny beach ball. After a long wait, a Mac OS dialog pops up saying "There was a problem connecting to ...
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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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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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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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Why does my Network preference pane freeze every time I open it?

For some time (about a month give or take) the Network Preferences pane in System Preferences has been freezing every time I open it. Wi-Fi works fine and I can connect using the menubar icon, but I ...
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(Almost) all apps hang on Mac while building an xCode project

I'm encountering an issue on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro (system specs below). While performing an Xcode build of an Ionic project from the command line, I see (once every ten times or so?) the process ...
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MacBook Pro freezing but mouse responsive

I have a brand new MacBook Pro purchased from Amazon. I just set everything up and every few minutes while using Chrome or Firefox, the Mac freezes. Specifically, no application or icon is responsive ...
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Trackpad and Keyboard work on login screen, but sometimes don't after login

For some time (I'm on macOS Sierra right now, but I've got the problem at least since Yosemite), my MacBook Pro Mid 2010 acts weird. Even though keyboard/trackpad always work up until the login screen,...
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My late 2015 macbook pro 13" keeps freezing when installing fresh

I've been having issues with my late 2015 13" macbook pro for a few months now, it kept freezing (the screen would stay on but nothing would respond, not even the force track touchpad) after 5-10 ...
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Admin account no longer accessible on MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11.6

After installing El Capitan, I cannot login to the admin account I was using for the install. I have other admin accounts that work fine, but this was the main one I use with all my important files. I ...
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Matlab freezes after connecting to monitor while in fullscreen mode

Everytime when I am running Matlab (2016a) on my Mac (Air Mid 2013, Sierra 10.12.5) in fullscreen mode, Matlab freezes when I connect my laptop to my external monitor. The fullscreen window stays in ...
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Mac performance issues and dyld cache

I have MacbookPro mid 2012, Sierra 10.12.4, 512 GB HDD (the initial factory disk), and 16GB RAM (2x8GB, memory was upgraded from the initial 4GB). Periodically I get the spinning pinwheel of death (...
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Menu items disappear, dialog boxes go black on MacOS

This problem started nearly 4 days ago. Randomly, while browsing, or more specifically, entering a url in the address bar, my Mac freezes. After a while, it unfreezes but all the menu items disappear ...
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Macbook apps randomly become unresponsive

Recently I started to experience problems with my old MacbookPro mid 2012 which has Sierra 10.12.2, 512 GB HDD (the initial factory disk), and 16GB RAM (2x8GB, memory was upgraded from the initial 4GB)...
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MBP TouchBar Locking Up Sporadically

2016 MBP w/ Touch Bar is locking up randomly. I'll have a few programs open and I'll try to open Mission Control or open a Stack in my Dock and it will 'freeze' During these 'freezes' it can still ...
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kernel_task high CPU consumption and slow Mac

It's not a new problem, I'm facing it for sometime now. My MacBook runs fine all the time but this kernel_task issue occurs whenever it awakes from sleep. No issues with DisplaySleep. I can't put the ...
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Pages stuck after force-quit in paused state

Today my application memory ran out and a prompt asked me to quit applications I did not require. I (force-)quit all my apps (there was no option to quit because the applications were 'paused'. While ...
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Time Machine Hangs (After “Preparing” - 280Gb of 797Gb)

Thanks for reading this. Here's the details: I have done a complete wipe of the HD and clean install of Sierra. I only restored my data files from a non-Time Machine backup. I have only installed ...
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Keychain popup freezes my safari when I visit specific sites

So I'm usually a chrome user, but ever since buying a macbook pro, I switched to safari because chrome drained my battery like mad and it generated too much heat. The transition wasn't bad, I actually ...
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Preview hangs no matter what I do

This question is a sequel of Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF but unfortunately it's getting bigger and bigger. Each time I open a PDF I get the spinning wait cursor instead of the normal ...
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System partially frozen: cannot alt-tab or force-quit, but can login over AFP… how to fix without hard reboot?

So I was using Safari on my Mac Pro and randomly, for the first time ever, the system became unresponsive, except I can still move the mouse cursor (which is stuck as an I-beam), and I can login to ...
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Yosemite login freeze after sleep

I've seen several threads to this effect, but none that have resolved my issues with logging in successfully after sleep for a relatively long time, or after working with an external monitor, then ...
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My computer may be dead. Help!

Early 2011 13" MBP, formerly 500GB HDD but changed to a 620GB DIY Fusion Drive a few weeks ago. I've been on Yosemite since the first days of the Public Beta, but starting earlier today my computer ...
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VLC and Chrome freeze on start

Since last week I can't open VLC and Google Chrome, it freezes immediately after opening. It's the report output for VLC: Date/Time: 2014-01-29 23:10:52 +0330 OS Version: 10.9.1 (Build ...
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Why does OS X Mavericks freeze while typing comments on StackExchange Pages in Safari?

For a couple of days i am using OS X Mavericks and Safari for browsing. Sometimes while writing questions or comments on StackExchange pages, the computer freezes, and on the screen appear suddenly ...
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Something appears to be corrupting my kernel.log file, causing 5-10 second lock ups. What gives?

The Problem: Lately, every 10 minutes or so, my MacbookPro8,2 has been freezing up for 5-10 seconds. During those 5-10 seconds, video/audio content stops playing, all applications lock up, and hitting ...
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Connection to Mac OS 10.7 from Windows via VNC hangs on/after login screen

I'm connection to my Mac Mini from Windows, using RealVNC client (also tried TightVNC with the same behavior). And, Login Screen shows fine, but when I'm typing password sometimes it hangs. Also it ...
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Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 hanging when closing screen

I have some problems on my Macbook. Whenever I close the screen and I open it up again, the problem starts. Sometimes I am able to login, but once I am inside, the computer freezers. Other times I ...
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MacBook Pro randomly freezes, can't do anything

My MacBook has been acting wierd for a while now. Every week or so it completly freezes, meaning I can't interact with the system anymore at all: No mouse movement and no apparent response to key ...
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iOS apps unresponsive after reboot

I have an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.5.1, but this issue has happened since at least iOS 11 (with an iPhone X) If I either turn off or reset the device, when it reboots, the first app or two that I ...
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How to fix latest text bomb on iPhone 8?

I sent the text bomb (Italian flag with a non-english characters on either side) to my girlfriend while she was on iOS 13.3. phone hung as expected. Was able to get control after a reboot and deleted ...
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My 2017 iMac has always been slow, why?

New iMac Specs: Mid-2017 iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch 3.0GHz quad-core Intel i5 CPU AMD Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive 8GB RAM macOS Catalina 10.15.2 It keeps hanging, lagging or ...
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Catalina login screen hangs after power related restart

When the battery runs out on my MBP, after plugging in and pressing the power button, I am greeted with the login screen. I type my password, then it hangs and the only thing I can do is hard switch ...
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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VNC display of macOS Catalina frozen on login screen after reconnect

I have revived my Mac Mini 3,1 with Catalina thanks to dosdude1's patcher - and so far, it worked great! But, this is actually a Mac Mini Server (from 2009). So the obvious application is to deploy it ...
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Security & Privacy is not responding

I need to change enable camera for Google Chrome. So I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and it hangs. Console log: Dec 13 07:17:37 macabook com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.xpc....
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My Mac has recently been freezing several times a day and then eventually having to restart, unsure how to understand the error message or how to fix

My computer keeps restarting and I am unsure how to fix it, or if I will need to get a new Mac. I get this error report every time: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801fed1b92): initproc exited -- exit ...
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Terminal Hangs (Not Responding)

How can I fix a Terminal hang? Almost every time after the Terminal app goes out of focus, when I move away onto a different app, and then return to it the app just hangs. Sometimes it is only for a ...