OS X Mavericks :: Slow On Switching Between Programs
Aug 21, 2014
We've upgraded to Mavericks and Abobe CC in one time, so I'm not sure this is a Mavericks or an Indesign problem..Switching between 2 programs is very very slow now.f.ex copying text between Word and Indesign takes several seconds - if I copy too soon, I still have the previous text loaded.
Also opening several Indesign files, and switching between them is a problem: it takes time to preview correctly, text "dissapearing" for a few seconds, or only re-appearing when toggling between views..I work on a iMac mid 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 with 8 GB memory. how I can get the same spead back as before?
I recently installed the CS3 studio. Everything is working fine but Flash is taking way too long to get back to work if I switch between applications.
Assume I have a file open in flash, click back to the desktop and click back from there to flash, it takes about a minute (with the spinning wheel) for flash to "un-freeze" and lets me working on my file again. Basically every time I leave flash and come back to it, I have to wait for it to gather stuff and get back on track for about a minute. Who can work like that?
I have plenty of memory, latest OSx and not using unusually large files. Have an iMac.
I have been googeling this issue but couldn't find anything.
I do not have any of these problems with the other parts of CS3 (PS/AI/ID etc), only with flash!
PS: Is it possible it has to do with fonts (about 300 of them) that I had recently installed?
Apogee Maestro software was bouncing in the dock, then settled - but nothing happened. Same with skype. I could only force-quit both applications. Quicktime does the same, although if I leave it for 5 minutes, quicktime does launch - but all the controls are very laggy and playback is very stuttery (as in 4/5 frames every 30 seconds. I ran disk utility, and some permissions needed repairing. I then checked the boot disk and a 'significant/serious (whatever the nomenclature is) error' was found, so I ran the boot disk for Leopard and repaired the disk, which Disk Utility seemed happy enough with.
The problems are all still present though. Clicking through folders on all three of my drives is very slow, and luck alone seems to determine the success of attempting to launch any application. Does anyone know what may be happening - or is there any diagnostic software which may help? I've suffered hard disk failure before, and this doesn't seem like it (although I am backed up).
even when i dont have any programs actually running i get the stupid coloured spinning circle and i can hear the computer thinking like ive got 20 programs running at the same time , kind of like the windows CPU usage stuck on 100% problem.
just purchased right before he left (Febuary). His computer is now giving him troubles with programs taking ages to load. He said that one program took about 3 hours to load completely. What/any advice can I give him to resolve this issue? He has the warrenty package but since I'm in Alaska, shipping costs are expensive and we'd like to avoid them as much as possible.
Ive had my macbook pro since August and I have had problems with it in the past. This time however (this has been happening for almost a week) my computer has been very slow and unresponsive. Programs quit due to "errors" and i have to force quit everything. Safari doesnt work either. I have already backed up any files i need and would just like to try and fix this without ANOTHER trip to the apple store.
I was wondering if there is a keyboard short cut to swtich language input of the keyboard than manually clicking to swtich language. I'm an English user, but sometimes use Korean keyboard. i tried to look in keyboard --> shortcuts but don't see that option nor understand how you can manually set up that short cut like in windows.
Over the past month or so I've noticed my Macbook has slowed down greatly. I am using a blackbook, 2.2 GHZ, 4GB ram, santa rosa. Many of my programs are failing to close completely causing me to force quit. I'm having several troubles with iWeb(uploading). I've tried to repair permissions several times, and executed batch tasks with Main menu and still it's buggy, freezing, and slow. I have about 30GB of HD space left, don't know if that could be an issue.
I have just purchased a new MacBook pro 2ghz 15". Since first using it I thought it was a little slow and now it quits programs every day I use it saying "iphoto has quit unexpectedly" etc and its the same for safari, email and garageband.
I have had my 27" Imac for about 2 years now and I am starting to have problems with it running slow. Iphoto and itunes and sometimes safari stop responding and then crash, I then get a problem report which has pages of information, what can I do? do I need to reload the OS?
I have a neat scanner connected to my mac via USB. My wife and I both use the scanner and have separate accounts on the same machine. The issue is that the scanner gets "connected" to either one user or the other. Let's say the scanner is working fine for user A. User B can't use the scanner properly. It seems like first come first serve. When user B pushes the scan button on the device and user B is the active account on OSX. User A's account still gets the popup window responding to the scan request. I guess I am looking for a terminal command, or some procedure, so that user B can come in and gain access to the scanner without logging out user A.
Finder freezes every time when switching to another tab or folder, or renaming a folder. I really don't know why Here two logs from the console.
Jun 1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Exited with code: 1 Jun 1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds Jun 1 16:26:26 B***s-MacBook-Pro kernel: revoking trust for process 1594
Jun 1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them. Jun 1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Exited with code: 1 Jun 1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
I also have another Problem: Every time, I restart my mac, the process "installed" goes wild and uses over 100% of the CPU. After a few minutes also my disk is full. It seems to write Gigs of data in private/var/vm.
I have had nothing but problems since I upgraded to Yosemite. My graphics programs crash and run impossibly slow. I have to restart constantly to clear maxed out memory. My internet speed drags to a crawl, and I constantly have to repair permissions to open files THAT I CREATED. I can't open file attachments from Outlook either (I will NOT use Apple Mail - my clients use Outlook, so I have to as well).
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
I have 2 monitors on my computers - 2 Mac Pros (2011) and an iMac. All are running 10.10.1. I have one monitor in each case that is the "home" monitor - with the dock and files on the desktop. All 3 of my computers keep switching the Dock to the other monitor. Once switched, the Dock stays on the other monitor until I use system preferences to change the arrangement. It started for me with OS 10.9
Info: Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), iPad, iPhone5, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro
It seems that Outlook 2011 Reminders switch the active screen (when using multiple spaces in OSX which I always do) when they pop. This seems to happen whether I have the reminders set to appear on all desktops or just the first desktop. This is hugely annoying when I am in a fullscreen app (e.g. parallels) and suddenly I'm warped over to the first screen again. I'm talking about spaces functionality in OSX, not multiple monitors. This feature. OS X Mavericks: Work in multiple spaces
Just recently my macbook has began to lag when I swipe three fingers left or right to get to another desktop. I believe it happened after I used VMWare Fusion 5 but I do not believe that is the problem because I have used it before without any issues. I also tried reinstalling Mavericks OS X but that did nothing. The transition is just not a clean and pleasant transition from one desktop to the other.
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
when I switch users on my mid 2007 iMac (with Mavericks 10.9.3), the background pictures resizes and the dock doesnt load. I've noted also that switching applications via command+tab doesn't show the icons of the applications, and when accessing "Notifications", it doesnt draw correctly on the screen (the area of the notifications center appears on the right of the screen, but an extension of the notifications is also drawn under hte desktops icons).
I tried to open iPages after upgrading to Mavericks. I was given a report that the current software could not be opened and to contact the developer. I have tried to download the new version from App Store. It won't do that since I have up to date software according to their record of purchase. I have now deleted and emptied the trash containing these old programs. Now I still can't download new versions.
My iMac will not boot normally only in safe mode and then all programes keep flashing.Safari and mail continuously flashing grey lines..Reset the PRAM and it worked but turned the computer off and on again and its gone back to same problem...It's an iMac 27" late 2013 3.2 ghz
Info: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 on an iMac 27" mid 2011. If I run OS X Recovery on my system just to wipe everything clean and start fresh. Will I also loose all my other Apps and installed software like MS Office, Adobe CS6, etc. etc.? If so, how can I do a system recovery without losing all my current apps or programs. I don't have any of the original disks.
Why does the red button in windows' top left corner have different functionality in different programs? For instance in Messages, it closes the window but leaves the program running. In Reminders, however, it closes the window and the program and the same happens, for instance, in Disk Utility.
I am surprised that OS X-specific programs behave differently like this.
Info: Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), 2x3TB 2xSSD+Sonnet TempoPro ACD 23"
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?
Two weeks ago, my SSD had been broken due to the "Invalid node structure" error. I cannot fix it by using `fdisk_hfs`. Then I have to format and re-install, but got another error: "Install Failed: OS X could not be installed on your computer. OS X can't be installed on the disk because a recovery system can't be created. Visit [URL] .... to learn more"
Visit that article, then resize the partition and try again but nothing changes.
There is no other way, I have to bring it to the warranty service. They said they replaced my SSD with a new one. But now my Mac boot quite slow:- 10s from console to Apple logo- 30s from Apple logo to login window
It used to boot in ~ 11, 12s, the login window seems appear immediately after Apple logo.
Here're my EtreCheck report:
EtreCheck version: 1.9.13 (49) Report generated August 29, 2014 at 8:30:05 AM GMT+7 Hardware Information: ? MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) (Verified)
So, I have some questions:
1. Is there any way to make sure that my SSD has been replaced?
2. I would like to know what does it actually do from Apple logo to login window?
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
After the OSX 10.9.3 update, whenever I open Finder for the first time, it takes 20-30 seconds to load (beachball is spinning the whole time). I've read other posts where people post the log from Console, so here it goes. This is what comes up as soon as I click on Finder.
6/17/14 9:00:50.264 AM WindowServer: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
6/17/14 9:01:04.264 AM WindowServer: disable_update_likely_unbalanced: UI updates still disabled by application "Finder" after 15.00 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds). Likely an unbalanced disableUpdate call.
6/17/14 9:01:11.024 AM WindowServer: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 21.76 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
Also, if I leave Finder alone for not even a minute and then come back to it, it is frozen w/ beachball and have to wait another 20-30 sec before it's responsive again.
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)