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Applications :: Most Of My Mac Programs Are Not Responding?

Programs such as iTunes, EyeTV, Skype, PhotoBooth, etc just RANDOMLY stop responding. I always have to restart my Mac to get them to respond again. The programs work fine on a guest account.

This is my first Mac and this is my only problem with it please help. I don't want to return it to Apple it's worked so great.

View 11 Replies (Posted: Jan 13, 2011)

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