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

Jan 13, 2011

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.


Software :: Several Programs Not Responding?

Dec 20, 2005

System OS X 10.3.9 (Panther)-G4 (also OS9 Classic)

I saw a question recently titled 'Safari not responding' which is a problem I have been experiencing. The following programs also are not responding: Help Viewer/Calculator/software update (checks but will not install)/printer setup. I followed the suggestions and booted off the Cd and ran the Repair Disk/Repair Permissions programs but this did not solve the problem. I tried downloading the 10.3.8 Combo Updater but the installer part does not respond (spinning wheel!). Is there anything else I can try? In the past I have found some of the updates to cause problems (especially QuickTime) and have tried deleting the related preferences file but this no longer corrects the problem.

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MacBook :: Programs Not Responding Or Crashes

Jul 20, 2010

I have a macbook operating on mac OS X version 10.5.8 processor 2.13 intel core duo, memory 4gb 667 mhz ddr2. Lately I have been experiencing programs crashes i.e. program not responding also sometimes when I try to access system preferences it does not respond, I have to force quit all the time.

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Applications :: IMovie 09 - Not Responding?

May 11, 2009

I've been working on a movie for several weeks and all of a sudden it won't open. After several minutes I have to perform a forced quit of IMovie as it's not responding. This really sucks as I've been working on this presentation for some time in order to have it ready for graduation later this month. I'm going to start using the older version of IMovie.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 10.7.4 - Applications Not Responding & WiFi?

May 25, 2012

I've been experiencing the same problems since installing the 10.7.3 in February.  I have an iMac (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 - OS X 10.7.4) only 12 months old.  When I installed OS X version 10.7.3 I noticed that a variety of applications kept freezing and I would have to force quit them as they were "not responding" The applications varied from itunes, word, excel, disk utility, and so on.  It didn't seem to discriminate.  I also noticed that the wifi kept dropping out and was rarely detected by my smart phone (not problems with wifi connectivity on phone).  The other problem was that I couldn't restart the computer or even shutdown as it would get stuck on a white screen.  I would have to turn off with on/off button. 

I installed the 10.7.3 Combo with some difficulty as it kept freezing as well.  It seemed to help for a day but then the same problems came back.  Yesterday I installed the latest version update 10.7.4 hoping that this would solve all my problems but unfortunately I am still experiencing the exact same problems. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Nov 18, 2010

After finally buying my new 2.66GHz i7 MBP and a fresh copy of MS Office 2011, I was excited to finally have a copy of Office that performed quickly / speedily / comparable in speed to any new Windows machine I've ever used. Not so much. Every copy of Office for Mac I've had has been super slow. I'm talking 20 bounces (minimum) to open, pinwheel to do many functions, etc. Every copy of Office I've used on any Mac has had some degree of sluggishness.

I can't understand it! My bare bones Windows 7 computer (with much slower specs than my new i7) launches Office instantly, no lag, no problems! Why is Office plagued with speed issues? It's absolutely maddening. As a side note, I have always preferred the Windows version of Office to the Mac-skinned version MS gives us. I can't be alone here, can I? How does Office run on a hex-core Mac?

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Applications :: Mail Not Responding - Spinning Ball

Sep 23, 2007

i am pretty new at the mac-ness so i might just be dumb about everything....anyways i have a macBook thats just about 3 weeks old and something happened whenever i click the mail app it will load up like it wants to work but then no messages will show and when the curser is over the window there is a spinning ball, then i am have to force quit to close it...i tried running the 2 grey install disks (Mac OS X) thinking that might fix it but didnt.. iphoto wont load either it just bounces once and nothing will happen, tried running iLife '08 a few times but nothing....mail app is more important but i wish to fix both

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Applications :: ITunes Store Responding Really Slow

Feb 15, 2009

For the past 2/3 weeks the itunes store has become extremely slow and to load a page on it takes 2-3 minutes! It also has loads of missing images/links and when buffering a preview track it takes up to 30 seconds to play a few seconds of the track. It is defiantly not a problem my end with internet and it is over 2MB. I have just read on the Apple Discussions that this is happening to other people with the latest update. [URL].

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Applications :: ITunes Not Responding When Importing Mp3s

May 27, 2010

I'm a new macbook pro i5 user (first mac). Got it last wednesday..I've gone by with figuring stuff out myself, and browsing for help articles etc. online

I have a Western Digital 500gb fw/usb external harddrive that I used with my pc laptop. It's formatted in NTFS, and filled up with my mp3's. I've tried to drag the whole folder over to itunes, it chokes up and shows the rainbow icon thing both on usb and on FW. Then I tried to choose like 10 folders and import, still chokes up but it did manage to import SOME of those folders. So you can see it'll be a big problem for me to import the whole thing if I have to live with this and do it manually.

Second thing is, the few GB's that it has imported, everytime I open itunes now, it tries to finish estimating pauses and whatever for those tracks, but keeps choking up and get unresponsive. So I have to hard-quit itunes, or quickly hit the X several times to make it stop figuring out the pauses etc.

Wondering what is up with this...brand ned MBP that otherwise runs well, newest itunes that otherwise runs well, no problem with the harddrive...You guys have a solution? Should I format the harddrive to another format, what?

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Applications :: GMAIL No Longer Responding To MAIL?

Aug 8, 2010

I have never had a problem before but, recently, my gmail isn't working with the mail application. I can see sent messages, but the mailbox no longer downloads mail from gmail. My inbox looks empty on the application even but, I logged into gmail on google and all the inbox messages were there.

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MacBook :: Unable To Open Programs - Programs Are Not Displaying

Mar 25, 2010

I have a question about using my new samsung tv as a monitor for my macbook. I have all the cables and such and my TV reads the computer. It actually shows the desktop background, mouse, and the toolbar on the tv...
BUT....when i try and open a program such as safari or itunes it does not display the program on the monitor but rather on my macbook screen. It shows the program open on the tv monitor but it shoots off the screen and then opens on the macbook screen.

Also the mouse disappears from the tv monitor screen on the left side only, and when it does it becomes visible back on the macbook screen! Any tips or suggestions on how to get the programs to show up on the monitor instead of the macbook screen?

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Applications :: Bphone Theme And PocketMac Hangs - Not Responding

Feb 16, 2009

I bought a BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and also download PocketMac from BlackBerry's official site. I put the latest OS on the BlackBerry and installed the latest PocketMac version + the USB drive as instructed to by the BlackBerry site. I'm trying to install this bphone theme (iPhone look-alike) and PocketMac just hangs. I checked it, and it is not responding. Seems to have a problem opening /dev/cu.blackberry as it hangs thereafter in console.

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Applications :: TextEdit Not Responding When Open Existing File

Mar 1, 2009

If I open TextEdit, it seems to work ok. But if I open an existing file (RTF), TextEdit opens but is "not responding" (says the Activity Monitor), for about 2 minutes. Then the file I wanted to open suddenly appears and works fine.

How come? And how can I make TextEdit work normally again?

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Applications :: Sign In To Microsoft Messenger Failed Because The Service Is Not Responding?

Sep 3, 2010

Now I know that a lot of people have had this problem in the past but I'm hoping that maybe someone will have a solution now that actually fixes this problem.When I attempt to sign in I get the error message "Sign in to Microsoft Messenger failed because the service is not responding. The service is not available or you may not be connected to the internet."

I've tried deleting every trace of msn and reinstalling it, Which did not work. I've also tried upgrading to msn 8 beta (Which incidentally crashes when I try to open it) and downgrading to 6.0.3. Neither of these fixed the problem. I've tried resetting my router, which had no effect. I've tried disabling proxies but it turns out I don't have any so that's not the problem. I've looked at the firewall but msn is not blocked.

Other clients such as amsn and adium are not experiencing the same problem. Msn is working fine on my macbook and other windows machines in my household. It is just my Imac that seems to be having the problem.I have scoured the internet and nothing I have found has been of any use.

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Applications :: Safari 4.0.4 Unstable? Opening New Tabs Causes Non-responding Pinwheel?

Nov 21, 2009

Doesnt seem like there was ever an issue until the last few updates after SL, and I kept hoping the new updates would fix it, but same thing. Anyone have the same issue, or solution perhaps?

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Applications :: How To Download Programs

Aug 30, 2010

im looking a good program to download from binarys... used grabit on the pc.

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Applications :: How To Set Default Programs

Jan 13, 2009

In Windows there is a way to set the default program to open any file with a given extension.

I can't find any such option in OSX. Granted that I am new to the Mac, but this eludes me.

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Applications :: Forgot The Name Of Some Programs?

Mar 2, 2009

Basically I cannot remember the name of two programs I remember I wanted to get but totally forgot the names and browser history does not have the sites.

First program is a booting freeware that lets me choose boot OS Windows XP/Mac and would recognize Linux if installed. The name sounded like ribbit or rbedit.

Second program is a freeware screen capturing program, it allowed me to record my screen for long periods of time or was it pay to use? Hopefully someone can remind me...

I planned on getting these programs but totally blanked out and cant retrace myself.

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Applications :: What Programs Really Necessary For MacBook Pro

Aug 15, 2010

What are some programs you use that you feel are necessary? What do they do? Why are they necessary? I use smcFanControl, gfxCardStatus, and iStat. smcFanControl obviously lets you control your fan speed. gfxCardStatus lets you choose your graphic card or use the default dynamic switching. iStat is of course the famous widget that basically tells you everything you need to know about whats going on inside. I feel all of these are necessary for me to have complete control of my Macbook Pro.

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Applications :: What Are Good Programs For TV Series On DVD

Oct 18, 2010

I was wondering what are good programs to use to rip individual episodes off of DVD, and have them in a mpg, avi, etc format?

I am using handbreak, but I am running into trouble with LOST season 6.

I was just wondering if there are any better ones?

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Applications :: How To Restore Programs That Messed Up

Dec 14, 2010

My toast app wont accept any avi. flies and itunes wont open in the other account i have and iphoto wont open either. How do i restore all my apps to the way they used to be. Oh yeah i'm using the demo if it makes a difference.

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Applications :: Password Protecting Programs?

Apr 15, 2009

While they seem perfectly able to password protect a folder, this folder seems far from secure. In each case, the folder itself is not accessible without entering the password, but the files are visible in the finder under "recent documents".

I was hoping for a program that could securely protect these documents from casual viewing (including the "search for" section of the finder bar) while being relatively user friendly. I don't care about encryption.

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Applications :: How Deletion Of Programs Work

Jan 20, 2010

I am a potential Mac user and was wondering how deletion of programs and applications work? I understand that most of the files are contained within the installation folder because there is basically no registry for the most part. However, some applications will be tied to the OS right? What is the best way to delete applications completely?

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Applications :: Bookmark Syncing Programs?

Jun 3, 2010

can anyone say what the best option is for a program that syncs bookmarks between multiple browsers. One that maybe shows all the bookmarks in a dropdown from the menu bar and possibly free. I tried Bookit, but it doesn't even support firefox.

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Applications :: Programs To Use For Downloading Free Music?

Dec 13, 2010

Just a quick question: What programs are you using to download free music?

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Applications :: Looking For Programs To Edit Metadata Tags

Jan 1, 2011

Does anyone know of a mac application that would allow me to alter metadata tags on audio files outside of iTunes? Basically, I want to be able to alter things like "Album Title" without using iTunes.

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Applications :: Free Data Plotting Programs?

Feb 25, 2009

I'm looking for a program that can let me plot data by hand for my experiments at school, similar to a graphing calculator but I don't need an eqn to do it, or a data file (but if it can do a regression for me then great). I've tried almost all the programs I found on the Apple site and none of them worked. Does anyone know of any?

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Applications :: Running WIndows Programs On Darwine?

Mar 6, 2009

im trying to run kai photo soap which is an old windows/classic mac program from an install CD that i have.

When i insert the install CD into my macbook, the ".exe" windows files does not show up....thus preventing me from trying to use Darwine to run the ".exe" set up...

the only files that show up on the CD are the classic mac install files..

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Applications :: Cleaning Files After Uninstall Programs?

Apr 14, 2009

A good application for cleaning remaining files after uninstall programs?

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Applications :: Designing A Cafe Menu - Programs?

May 12, 2009

Looks to design a rather large Cafe menu - about 2.5 feet tall and 1.75/2 feet wide. Any one have any ideas program-wise to do so?

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Applications :: Photoshop / Office Programs Do Not Open?

May 17, 2009

I have Photoshop CS and microsoft office for my macbook pro with 10.5.6.

the programs were working fine untill about a week when my computer crashed during an update to 10.5.6. I had to reset the NRAM and PRAM, and then it started up working fine. now when i attempt to open and office program or photoshop, they dont open and it says it has closed unexpectedly.
Also, when i try to reinstal it from the disk, the intallation app closes unexpectedly as well.

Since the crash, safari and firefox open, but i have to reset and relaunch it every time.

This happened to me once before, but i ended up bringing my computer into the mac store and hey fixed it, but i am wondering if there is a way i can do it without having to bring it and not have my computer for a day.

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Applications :: Any Easy Flyer Making Programs?

Oct 10, 2009

I'm looking for an easy program for my sister to make flyers on. She has a MacBook Pro, I put photoshop on it for her but it was way too complex for her to be able to use it efficiently. Can anyone give any recommendations on a good easy to use program to make flyers in.

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Software ::How Can I Get Rid Of The The Unneeded Microsoft Applications And Programs?

Feb 28, 2009

I am using a Mac Pro, Running 10.5.6 How can I get rid of the The unneeded
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Applications :: Protection Programs - Privacy And Personal Data

Nov 27, 2010

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Applications :: Moving Adobe Programs With Serial Number?

Dec 23, 2010

I am going to purchase a MacBook Pro and would like to transfer all of my Adobe Programs (InDesign, Bridge and Photoshop CS3) to it from my current MacBook. I have the serial number but do not have the CD.

What is the best way to move these programs? Time Machine, Migration Assistant, drag and drop?

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Applications :: Free Programs That Will Do A Simple Sync Between Two Folders?

Jul 5, 2008

I am trying to sync a folder on my desktop with a folder on a USB drive. Simple, right?

I have seen several programs that (may) do this, but all of the ones that I have seen are $30-$40. I have found several free programs that do something like what I want it to do, but miss the mark by "that much" (for example, Transmit will sync, but only with a network drive). The closest I found was an Automator action, but for some reason the synced items were three seconds apart from each other, so every time it would just re-sync the entire folder (which defeats the purpose).

Are there any free programs that will do a simple sync between two folders?

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Applications :: Program That Gets Rid Of The Files Previous Programs Left Behind?

Jan 24, 2009

Basically, before I started using AppZapper for complete removal of the programs, I was just doing the drag'n'drop thing to the Trash when uninstalling programs.

Now I do not wish to keep my MBP polluted with unnecessary cache and other "remnants" of the previous programs that might not have been removed completely by the drag & drop method.

I've downloaded CleanApp, but from the looks of things it seems just like another AppZapper type of a program - for deleting current applications. However, I'd need something to look for possible remains of my previously installed programs.

Is there such a program?

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Applications :: Time Machine Back Up Only Certain Folder / Programs?

May 3, 2009

I have a 500 GB harddrive but only a 250 Gigabyte external. I was wondering if I could set it so that time machine only backs up stuff that I think is important rather than my entire laptop.

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Applications :: How Do I Install Programs On An External Hard Drive

May 3, 2009

save space on my laptop, I'd like to install a bunch of my lesser used programs on an external hard drive (Plex, Grageband, imovie, etc...) I don't really know how to do that. It seems that so many programs need to be installed on the same drive as the OS.

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Applications :: Uninstalling Programs - Not Found On Hard Drive?

Nov 23, 2009

How in the world do I uninstall programs. I downloaded a program called DIVX and it was working for what I downloaded it for but it is nowhere to be found on my harddrive to uninstall it and it is not in my applications list. Does anyone know where it might be on my hard drive? But aside from that alot of programs that are in my applications list do not even have an option to uninstall. I use firefox but if I ever wanted to uninstall it there is no uninstall option, same goes for programs like AIM or Yahoo Messenger.

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