Software :: Computer Freezes Using ITunes / Safari - No Force Quit

Nov 16, 2008

For the past couple of weeks we have had a problem with itunes causing the computer (an iMac running OS X 10.5.5) to freeze and we can't even do a forced quit, but must turn off the machine manually. This seems to happen specifically when we are in the itunes store, not just working with the playlist. The computer has also frozen when in safari - the last time when we were trying to copy a page into Word. We thought it might be a wireless connectivity problem, but I have switched to an ethernet connection and still have the same problem happening.

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Sep 1, 2014

I just bought a Macbook Pro.  When using safari, it freezes at least once a day to a point I can't force quit, and had to do a hard shut down.  I've figured out that if I am using my computer and safari for more than a couple of hours, Safari just freezes.  An apple support representative did mention that laptops were not meant to be constantly on, so I have been shutting it down when not in use.  Still, I shouldn't have to shut down after an hour just to keep Safari from freezing.   

Does this sound normal?  Is there an easy fix?  Do I need to look at getting this computer replaced?  Or should I download a better web browser? 

I'm also new to Mac, and thought switching from a windows would mean better reliability.  So far I have been unimpressed with my computer.  I just want it to work without worrying about having to force it to shut down once a day. 

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Sep 13, 2010

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Sep 25, 2009

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Sep 8, 2009

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Is there a workaround that allows one to save the previous session, including tabs upon quitting Safari (to include Force Quit)?

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So I was on stick am yesterday and safari started to bog down, then I couldn't scroll or click on anything at all. So I proceeded to go to force quit menu and the cursor froze. I'm new to mac so i'm upset. Do macs freeze often? If its safaris fault doesn't that mean that the OS shouldn't crash anyway

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I could not get out of my Yahoo home page in Safari on my Imac. I had to force quit but when i opened back up the little light under the Safari icon was still on and when i tapped icon I was right back to the Yahoo page which would not close.

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After upgrading to iTunes 10.6 (40) this week I am experiencing (very) frustrating freezes at the start of every new track in iTunes. The freeze affect the whole computer. Nothing happens (or can happen) at all except the song plays. the freeze lasts 15-20 seconds then everything is back to normal. I expect it may have to do with caching/buffering the new song. 

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I wanted to force quit an application on my first gen MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6.3, so I looked up the short cut key command from the Apple menu. I saw that it was option-command-power-button. I pressed these keys, and my Mac instantly displayed a black screen. After about five seconds, my Mac made the usual sounds of starting up. I booted up, and nothing seemed to have been affected, so I double checked Console, which didn't help much. I looked up the short cut key command for force quit online. The Internet says its option-command-esc. I tried the command, and up popped the force quit prompt. So why is the short cut key command WRONG on my Apple menu?

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Apr 23, 2009

Sometime when some application hangs I try to force quit it and the process completely disappears from the Activity Monitor, but the little white marker under the icon on the dock remains and there is no way to restart the application. Does any one know of an easy way out without having the restart the machine? I have a 2008 MBP with Leopard 100% up-to-date on the machine. I tried restarting the application directly from the Application folder instead of double clicking on the dock, and I got "An unexpected error occurred (error code -600)" -- according to Apple, error code -600 means: procNotFound - No eligible process with specified process serial number.

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