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Mac does not restart, shutsdown instead

I have several Mac's that when selecting restart they shutdown instead. (MacBookPro 15 SSD, MacBookAir(new), MacBookPro 15) By that I mean, if I select from the menu restart they shutdown and do not ...
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How do I power off my Mac with the Mavericks OS?

Since downloading OS X Mavericks my power button just puts my Mac to sleep. I want to know how to power off and restart.
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Upgrade to OSX 10.9 from 10.8 causes random restarts

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro (late 2011, core i5 2.4ghz, 8 gigs of ram) to OSX 10.9 from 10.8 (which in turn I upgraded from Lion). The installation seemed to go well and everything was great ...
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Mac Lion Prevent restart after a new software install or uninstall

Sometimes, Mac requires a restart after installing or uninstalling an application. What are the steps to prevent complete restart cycle and still achieve the desired result? I remember I used to do a ...
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Using The Terminal Command to Shutdown, Restart and Sleep My Mac?

I'm getting more interested in using Terminal as an alternative way to address solutions on my Mac. I have seen this question entitled "Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?". I would ...
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What would cause a MacBook to restart instead of shutting down or sleeping?

I know there's a lot of advice for MacBooks randomly shutting down or restarting, but my question is a bit different. My MacBook Pro (mid-2010 15") only turns off when I instruct it to. However, it ...
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Restart OS X if an application has crashed/is not responding/beachballed?

How can I automatically restart the machine if an application has crashed in any way? It might have cleanly exited, have a quit unexpectedly error, or be frozen with the spinning beachball. I don't ...
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Clean restart from terminal?

In the last several weeks, my OS X 10.8.4 laptop has gotten completely stuck in states where it's impossible to interact with directly. Several times VMWare Fusion's USB shim has broken keyboard input....
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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How to use font installed without rebooting the system?

I have a problem with Mac OS. I copied new font file to /Library/Fonts folder. I want to use that font without rebooting or logging off the system. Is there a way to add a font without restarting my ...
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iPhone 4 restart when the lock button is broken

My iPhone 4 suddenly just crashed and turned itself off - without any Message. I've tried to plug it in to my PC, but I can't get my iPhone to power up. The Apple logo appears for about 3 seconds, and ...
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Reload driver for USB card reader without restart?

I have a USB card reader that I use for online banking (Handelsbanken, Sweden) purposes. Ever so often the driver to this card reader stops working and forces me to restart the computer. The broken ...
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How can I restart an app game from the beginning [duplicate]

I would like to restart two games, bubble safari and bubbleseason, from the beginning. When I delete the app and reinstall it from the App Store all my old data is on there and I start from the same ...
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Any way on God's green earth to disable resuming applications after a crash?

Using OS 10.6.8 Every month or two I'll have a hard crash on my MacBook Pro and I'll have to force reboot by holding down the power button. No big deal, I've been doing this on various macs since ...
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Mac Pro Randomly Restarts

I have a MacPro from Early 2007, and it will restart and at random times. It's not even at times where I'm doing something graphically, RAM-wise, or processor-wise intensive. Does anyone have any ...
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System Preferences lock always unlocks itself after restart

The Mac's System Preferences panels have a universal "lock" icon which, when locked, will apply to all panes, therefore preventing the user from changing any settings until they unlock the System ...
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Are there any other way to restart to recovery HD

I tried to restart while keep pressing Command-R However, my keyboard is not mac keyboard. There is windows-R. It works exactly like Command-R in all circumstances. Well, I keep failing to get into ...
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Mail App Restarted Itself

I closed mail an hour ago, when I opened mail back again 10 minutes ago the mail app at reseted itself, there are no accounts anymore, no mails, no nothing. I was wondering if there was any fast and ...
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Apps that were open when I restart still open on startup even though I disabled that? [duplicate]

I'm on an iMac mid-2010 with OS X Mountain Lion. I disabled the feature that reopens windows the next time I startup my computer after a restart, but for some reason the windows that I had open when ...
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I keep getting kernel panics on my MacBook Pro

My 15" MacBook Pro keeps getting kernel panics, especially while watching videos or playing songs. I have tried memtest, TechTool Pro and also an AHT. They all say everything is fine. Here is the ...
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“Always open with” option not saving after reboot

Setting a filetype to always open with a specific application works only until I restart my computer. Macbook Pro Retina under OSX version 10.7.5. Why?
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Disable warning: “There is a user sharing this computer.”

I have a Mac used as a test server and it restarts daily automatically. Occasionally we connect to it to grab files, but if we forget to disconnect, the Mac fails to restart because it waits for ...
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OSX Mountain Lion: Automatically restarts after showing screen saver a certain amount of time

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion it happens to me every day when I enter the screen saver while having lunch it tries to restart the computer. I don't have any clue why this happens. If there is ...
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Your computer can't be shut down now, because software is being installed

I was trying to install Microsoft Office 2011 when the installer hanged (and it is not going anywhere, I waited about 12 hours before trying to reboot this macbook). Now I can't restart this macbook ...
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iMac restart issue

I've got a 21.5", late 2011 iMac which has been acting up lately: after a normal shutdown, the computer would hang at the Apple logo, with the spinning 'loading' wheel below it. I managed to fix this ...
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Why does my MBP say it was restarted “because of a problem”?

Since upgrading my MBP from Lion to Mountain Lion, every time I restart (planned restart, with nothing abnormal - I even close all applications before selecting Restart), my MacBook briefly shows the ...
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How does the hardware manage to save the current workspace state so efficiently?

Basically, how does the system save every state in the workspace (windows, desktops, open programs etc) when you do a restart ? Does that affect the efficiency of the software in the long run ? For ...
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How can I restart on a schedule, if network users are connected?

I want to schedule a nightly restart of my OSX media server, but I routinely have other machines in the house connected to this machine remotely (since it's also our TimeMachine system, iTunes library,...
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How to check what is preventing MBP from graceful shutdown/restart and fix it? [Now with log entries]

And hopefully really final edit: After upgrading to Mountain Lion, the issue seems fixed, hopefully permanently. Final Edit: The problem doesn't happen all the time, sometimes I have to wait several ...
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Mac spontaneously restarts

I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I leave my machine for an hour. When I return the machine is asleep and all the applications have been shut down. It is almost as if it has spontaneously restarted. ...
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Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?

Now that I know how to lock the iPhone if the lock button is broken, I was wondering how I can restart the phone or turn it off. The lock button is completely unresponsive and holding it down does ...
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Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?

Whenever I want to shutdown/restart OSX I click on the menu, select shutdown, and then click the box for not saving the session, and then click OK. Then there's always at least one program that ...
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Preserve the desktop where an application's window was placed, after a system restart

As the image below shows, I've a few applications which I keep open on my main desktop and I've another space/Desktop for applications like Twitter for Mac, Stickies, etc. Now, the problem is that ...
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27" iMac (fall of 2010) won't shut down

Whenever I try to shut down my iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, running 10.7.3), it closes out all programs, goes to the gray screen with the spinning ball and just hangs there. This occurs in restart or ...
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Powerbook G4 not fully booting to login screen

I wanted to change the boot logo for my Powerbook G4 so i used MacOS X to find the location. I changed it and had to change some permissions to do so. I then restarted the computer. It reached the ...
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Is there a way to automate restarting with a different boot disk?

I have Lion and Snow Leopard installed on my machine, and I switch between them all the time (I develop for compatibility on both platforms). Going into System Preferences and selecting the startup ...
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Why does my iMac reboot every day at the same time?

Every evening around 10:30, my iMac just stops and restarts. It's not a power outage because another iMac next to it (same plug) is not affected. I'm thinking maybe a service that's set to run at ...
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How Can I Restart in Windows Using a Script?

I'd like to be able to reboot into the Boot Camp partition without needing to go change the Startup Disk in System Preferences or holding down the Option key at startup. After reading some stuff on ...
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Uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” by default

The shutdown/restart dialog has a check-box Reopen windows when logging back in which is checked by default. I need to change its behavior to be unchecked by default. Is this possible? If yes, how can ...
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Why do I keep getting Recovered files in my trash after restarting?

Whenever I restart my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8, I see a Recovered files folder in the trash—most recent example shown below. This is after a regular restart and not after a crash. Any ideas ...
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MacBook Pro randomly restarting

I'm new to daily Mac use, but I think I have my settings correct. My laptop is kept plugged in at work - never runs on battery. In my Energy Saver system prefs, I have Computer Sleep and Display Sleep ...
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iPhone restarts whenever a call is made

I updated my iPhone yesterday and now whenever I take or make a call my phone restarts itself. It was updated via iTunes on my computer. Each phone call can last between 1 - 10 minutes. I've never ...
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SMC issues on a MacBook Pro Thunderbolt

I've bought few months ago a MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 13'. As a Linux geek, I'm really happy with this computer, and it usually works fine. Unfortunately, three days ago, I wasn't able to restart it. ...
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My iphone always restarts by itself

My iPhone often restarts automatically. It happens when I charge for long time and sometimes, it happens when I'm talking on phone .