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Clean shutdown/restart from terminal in 10.7+

I have a headless system that is controlled remotely that I need to shutdown/restart in an automated way (without the use of VNC or local keyboard/mouse). Using various commands via SSH or via my ...
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Why are my Login Items cleared upon restart?

Since I have been using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (Beta 15D13b), most of my login items are not remembered. With the exception of Dropbox and WD Quick, all other applications I put into Login Items (e.g....
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How to force restart an iPhone with broken home button [duplicate]

Earlier today I was on my iPhone and it randomly froze so I turned it off. When I went to unlock it it wouldn't move. I couldn't unlock it or tap anything. So now I can only stay on the lock screen. I ...
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Finder wont respond on every restart attempt

Starting recently, every time I try to restart my laptop (MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2012) everything exits fine, the menu bar disappears, but then finder won't quit. If I open the dock and right-click ...
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Garbled screen graphics after wake up Macbook from full battery drain

A couple times now when my Macbook Pro running Yosemite was left unplugged overnight (with the screen open) I have come back to it like this (That's the drained battery symbol that indicates you need ...
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Can't boot after El Capitan Installation

Partly installed El Capitan on my Mac Book Air and was unable to finish the installation due to time. Now when I go to log into my computer the home screen with my personal icon is white, and when I ...
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Does a force restart in iOS do anything different from a normal restart?

I'm presenting a talk on troubleshooting OS X and iOS for a Mac user group next month, and I was surprised to hear that several members thought a "hard reset" or force restart of an iPhone or iPad is ...
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Mac restarts again and again

I have a huge problem with my iMac. When I boot it, I hear the "start sound", I see the Apple icon and a charging circle. After 2-3 minutes the Mac reboots, black screen then the start sound and then ...
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Weird screen problems---iPhone 5S, iOS 8.3

I was using the "Alien Blue" reddit app on my iPhone when suddenly the app closed out and my phone turned off. After turning the phone back on I was greeted with a flickering backlight in both lock ...
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iPad restarting every 5 minutes after updating to iOS 9

After the update on iOS 9, iPad 3 with Cellular Model A1430 itself is restarting after 5 minutes. I made hard reset but it didn't help me. I didn't drop my iPad. How can I fix it?
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2013 MacBook Pro crashed, won’t restart

I was using Firefox when my MacBook Pro crashed. I was not initially concerned, as it does this about once a month. However, it no longer starts. It had 80% battery when it crashed, and plugging it ...
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Have OSX Launch Applicaiton on restart?

This may seem like a odd question since most people would want to know how to start a program on boot. I was wondering if there is a way to have OSX launch an application when the restart button is ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 HD locks on boot

Today my laptop has started to lock the HD. When booted it either stays black with the fans going nuts or it loads up a dialog to reset pw. In this window I can choose startup disk from the top left ...
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I can't open Network without my MacBook Pro crashing

I'm aware of the spontaneous reboot glitch as it happened many times before I found Apple's specifics on how to stop it, but starting earlier today, when I try to open System Preferences my MacBook ...
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Trouble with local iCloud services

I reset my password for iCloud recently and everything went pretty smoothly. My mac still connects to iCloud and the password to log in has also been changed. However whenever I restart my computer, ...
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Apple Watch Apps Don't Load

I received my 38mm Apple Watch Sport only a little under a month ago. So far, I love it. It works great... usually. Plenty of people online have complained about slow load times when opening apps, ...
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iPad randomly restarts every few minutes

Starting from a few days ago, my iPad mini(1st gen) was restarting every 3-5 minutes. I tried to normally restore, then recovery mode restore, and today DFU restore mode. None of these methods worked. ...
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Restarting automatically

My macbook pro automatically restarting and it shows your computer restarted because of a problem... How can I solve this problem?
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How do I set my computer to restart in the last operating system

I swear when I first installed windows on a partition of my Mac HD my computer would restart in the last operating system used. By that I mean that if I hit restart whilst in Windows, my computer ...
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How can I diagnose random restarts?

My Macbook Air is randomly restarting — a real problem when I have it set up to give a presentation, and walk to the stage to find it back at the login screen. How can I diagnose the cause?
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How do I know a mac needs to restart?

Is there a way to figure out from a script whether a Mac needs to reboot? A file, the presence or contents of which I could monitor perhaps? I'm looking for an equivalent to the file /var/run/reboot-...
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Can't restart because OS X thinks an app is open

I was working with Xcode and it stopped responding so I force quit, reported the error, and tried reopening the app. When reopening the dock hung too so I ended up having to restart the dock with ...
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Is using a key shortcut for restart (Cmd + Ctrl + Power) bad in any way?

I restart my Mac (for various reasons) often, about once a day. Recently I found about the key shortcut to do this: Cmd + Ctrl + Power. I really like this because it's fast and avoids that annoying ...
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Killing an application

I try to kill a buggy application without success. I tried the Force Quit… feature in the Apple menu but it doesn't work. In order to find the PID I tried the following command from the Terminal but ...
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Daily Kernel Panic on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro kernel panics daily. I have clean-installed Mavericks yet it's not fixed. Could you tell me what is wrong from these reports? panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8006adbf5e): Kernel trap at ...
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My mac is rebooting everytime I login

I have downloaded these apps to conveniently shutdown or restart my MAC from spotlight. Usually I used the shutdown app which worked great. Today I used the restart app. Since then my MAC is ...
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Shell script to restart a certain process if it is not responding

I need an java application to run 24/7 on my mac. Unfortunately the JVM process sometimes gets stuck and thus the java application does not respond anymore. Is there a possebility to detect if a ...
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AppleScript executes itself again after a reboot it initiated. How to avoid that?

I have a shell script that is run by an AppleScript app. That shell script restarts the machine at some point with shutdown -r now. How can I avoid having the AppleScript application automatically ...
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iPhone wouldn't launch apps, restarted and now showing Apple sign-on screen

I restarted my iPhone 4S because the apps kept backing out instead of loading but my phone has been showing the Apple sign on the screen for about an hour. I've already tried pressing the home button ...
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Why is my iPhone 5S overheating so much?

Activities such as: Phone Calls that last around 10 minutes 3G Browsing for 5 - 7 minutes Watching videos for 5 minutes Using apps such as facebook / instagram etc for 5 - 7 minutes, lead to my ...
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Mac stuck in safe boot

I accidentally did a hard reset on my mac by doing contorl+c when my mac was booting up. I typed /sbin/fsck -fy because it was supposed to fix my Mac so that it is no longer stuck in safe boot. It ...
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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iPhone 4 restarts again and again, not detected by PC

I have a network locked phone which my uncle sent my from foriegn. I previously updated it to iOS 7.0.4 and activated it using Hactivate tool because I did not have the network SIM. I used it for 6 ...
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Identifying users who are sharing

When I select Restart from the Apple menu and get the alert "There is a user sharing this computer...", I would like to know which user (e.g. their IP address or some other identification) is sharing. ...
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Improptu restarting of Macbook Pro while in Sleep Mode

A week ago I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (mid 2014) version - and in the first few days of running it I have noticed about 4-5 times that the Macbook occasionally restarts itself - so far always in ...
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Black Screen Failure, requires forced reset restart Macbook Pro 15"

I'm getting the Black Screen more & more often. I didn't have it a few months ago & then it started once in a while in a week, now it happens a few times a day, everyday! My machine is a ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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After update OS X 10.9.3 MacBook Pro 2010, Restart suddenly

Yesterday I get OS X 10.9.3 after update, my MBP 2010 getting restart when I open VLC, Illustrator and sometimes Safari. The message shows "Your Computer restarted because of a Problem. Press any key ...
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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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After restart OSX 10.9.2 Mavericks starts apps that were closed before restart

For example just now I quitted all applications and performed a reboot, however, all applications were re-launched after restart even some of those that were closed long before restarting (maybe 12 ...
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Are OS X shutdown cause and sleep cause numbers listed/explained anywhere?

The numbers in which I'm most interested -2 0 3 5 … I might add to that shortlist. What do those numbers mean; where might we find authoritative explanations? Somewhere in Apple open source, ...
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iPod Touch stuck in Recovery mode

I am using iPod Touch 5G and I've recently jailbroken it. First, all my apps disappeared from the springboard. But now the iPod is stuck in recovery mode. I get a 9006 error when I try to restore ...
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Will a MacBook with its lid closed (asleep) restart at the scheduled time?

I think the title says it mostly. Will a sleeping MacBook Air with the lid closed restart automatically at the time scheduled in the energy saver pane?
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Crashs of MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A)

I am using a a MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) with the following characteristics MacBookPro 7,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz RAM: 8Gb (2x4Gb in replacement of the 2x2Gb) HDD: WD Blue 500Go 5400trs/min (in ...
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OS X restarts every app when waking up

When my MacBook Pro (late-2013, Mavericks) wakes up, it restarts all apps after a few seconds. After a wake up, firstly I see all apps running normal then all apps begin restarting. I think I ...
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Upgrade from OS X 10.7.5 to 10.9.1 has caused my Macbook Pro to crash regularly [duplicate]

I have Macbook Pro (mid 2009, core 2 duo 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM), which I updated to OS X 10.9.1 yesterday. Since I have updated it, I have had it crash about every ten minutes. Here is an error report: ...
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How can I reset a device with broken lock button and touchscreen? [closed]

I have an iPhone 4s on iOS 7. My lock (sleep/wake) button has been broken for months now and I've been using the assisted touch service to lock my phone screen ever since. However, just over an hour ...
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iPhone iOS7 hangs and requires restart when Switching between apps

Occasionally, the iPhone hangs and requires a restart when trying to switch between apps by double-clicking the home button. Mostly happens when in landscape mode, but yesterday that phone hanged ...
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How to restart an iPhone with a broken Hold Button?

I have an iPhone 4S (iOS 7) and my Hold Button is broken. Consensus on the Internet seems to be that if this is the case, one can maximize phone capability by activating Assistive Touch (Settings > ...
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Mac won't finish logging in after restart, must shut down to login completely

Not sure if this is a duplicate question (I haven't been able to find a question dealing with this yet). Here's my problem: Currently on OSX Mavericks. I restart my machine. It shuts down and starts ...