OS X Mavericks :: Application Not Responding With 10.9.3 Upgrade
Jun 23, 2014
I have upgraded my software to 10.9.3 and now I am having serious issues with all of my applications just freezing up with all of the applications saying Application Not Responding. I am using a iMac 2.8 GHz core, 4G Memory, 800 Mhz. I have as much additional memory installed as I can.
I have a Macbook pro (2.7 Ghz intel Core i7, 4 GB) with snow leopard (10.6.8) which I wanted to upgrade (finally) to Mavericks.
Sadly every time I press in the App store "free upgrade", the spinning wheel pops up and after a few seconds, when I select the application list I see that App store is no longer responding and I have to Force Quit the application.
I have a 27" iMac purchased in July 2011. I never had any issues with the trackpad before upgrading to Mavericks. I upgraded a few months ago and started having sporadic issues with the trackpad. When the iMac woke up, everything seemed fine at first. About once or twice a week, after it had been working for about a minute (just enough time to start web browsing), the trackpad would suddenly stop responding. It then progressed to being more consistent (every other day). The cursor was still visible and the keyboard still worked. The trackpad was still on but apparently not connected. I thought it was the batteries, but new batteries didn't work. I could get the trackpad to work again by using Spotlight to open the Bluetooth System Preferences. The trackpad worked immediately when Bluetooth preferences were opened (nothing needed to be changed; it would just start working).
However, it would stop responding after about ten minutes. It was interesting because even if I left the Bluetooth System Preferences open, it would still stop responding after about ten minutes. I could use the keyboard to make the preferences window active and it would immediately work again. It would then work again for a few minutes and then stop. I found that removing the trackpad and re-connecting it would cause the trackpad to start working again more consistently. It would only stop if the iMac went back to sleep for an extended period (overnight).
The useful keyboard shortcuts are cmd + spacebar to open Spotlight, type bluetooth, use the arrow keys to go to Bluetooth system preferences (hit enter), use the arrow keys to go down to the trackpad, press spacebar to unconnect, again to confirm, and then after the trackpad is automatically rediscovered, press spacebar again to pair it.
This went on for about a month, when I had what I suspect was an unrelated problem. The trackpad started acting as if it was being held down (left click was always being pressed). I took it into the Apple Store and they confirmed it was broken. At that point I had a brand new trackpad.
The issue had gone back to happening every other week or so. I thought it might be interference, but I've since physically moved apartments and all the objects around it. It's been a couple months now and it's back to happening every couple of days or so. Since the trackpad is brand new, I have to think this is a software issue. I've noticed the following consistently:
1) It only stops responding if I've put it to sleep (I usually do so with a hot corner, but I don't have any reason to believe that's related) and haven't used the computer for more than 12 hours.
2) It'll always work right when it wakes up. It'll stop fairly consistently 1 - 2 minutes after waking up.
3) Time Machine seems to be busy doing something when the trackpad stops (the little icon is spinning in a circle if I have a Finder window open). Uncertain if it's always doing something or if it's coincidence that I've noticed it more recently.
4) As mentioned above, opening the Bluetooth System Preferences will always get the trackpad to respond, but then it'll stop after a few minutes. Unpairing and reestablishing the pairing will fix the issue for awhile (at the very least until the next time the iMac sleeps).
5) I may be imagining this, but before upgrading to Mavericks, I think it used to show the message that the trackpad was connected when the iMac woke up. I no longer see that message unless I remove the connection and setup the pairing again.
I've seen lots of people with various issues with Bluetooth connectivity and Mavericks. I'm on 10.9.4.
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Magic trackpad, Bluetooth
I am running a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.3 and the latest version of Office 2011 with all the updates installed. Both run very slow and now I noticed that when I click on either icon in the dock it says "Application Not Responding" even though the applications are responding, just very slowly. If I close either application and then reopen it, the message is gone until I open a new document.
I was working on a project in final cut and my computer crashed. When I restarted my computer and Final Cut, it seemed ok. It opens on the project I was working on before the one I was working on when it crashed. When I go to scroll up in the event, towards where the most recent projects are, eventually I get the spinning rainbow of death and then final cut stops responding. I have forced quit and restarted it but the same thing keeps happening. When I open other earlier projects in the same event, they seem to open and work fine.
I tried 'Update Projects and Events' but when I click 'update all' it says that it can't find anything to update.
Info: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I have the white MacBook, I've had it about 2 years now. I was wondering if maybe I have too much on my hard drive and that is why my most commonly used applications have suddenly begun to close mid-use. I've never had this problem before and have recently uploaded quite a bit of music/photos to my MacBook, so it seems to be the only logical explanation for it? Or, I don't think I could've gotten a virus because 1. I'm very cautious about the files I download and 2. I don't think Macs are susceptible to most viruses. I could be wrong, though.
Nonetheless, does anyone know of any solution for this?
My mail.app just doesn't work. I open it and every time it asked me to log in with my account. After i did it it just doesn't responding. There is no letters (inbox, or sent), no folders, no working buttons in menu. I couldn't even close it. It isn't disappearing from my dock, but i couldn't open it again. It's freezing. I should close it through opt+cmm+esc.
I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro. I do a lot of Audio Production and Post Production work on my MBP. I have owned Macs for years and am almost always able to use, update, upgrade, install, uninstall, reconfigure, test, diagnose, and fix them on my own UNTIL recently. About a year ago I bought an SSD from OWS and a Optical Bay HD Kit for installing a 2nd drive. I removed my Optical and Installed a New 1GB SATA Hard Drive using the kit in that bay. I have no problems with that Drive that I'm aware of. I removed my old 500 GB Hitachi SATA and replaced it with a New OWS Mercury Extreme SSD. I have no problems with that drive either, that I am able to find through extensive testing. I upgraded the RAM to the full 8 GB. The factory bracket that holds the RAM in place doesn't work well (at least not anymore, if ever they did) as the tabs don't hold the ram in tight. I wedged tiny bits of cardboard in to hold it tight, it seems to do the trick. I did a clean install, not from a backup. Upon the hardware upgrades and clean install the MBP became much faster. It was very responsive and seems to really work nicely. I began installing my industry third party applications such as Logic Pro, Ableton, NI Maschine, Traktor, etc.
Everything worked great except that Ableton Live 9 then started not launching the GUI upon initialization occasionally. Then it got so bad it was inhibiting my workflow. I did a clean install again. No luck. Then over the period of the next few months the MBP began lagging sometimes on initialization of apps, and just acting a bit quirky but just occasionally while mostly working well. Then other apps began to follow suit and would just stall with the 'application not responding' in the dock icon. This would all happen randomly. I then noticed in the morning upon first opening and powering on, the apps would open. But they would not open more than a few times in succession. So about 3 weeks ago I did another clean install, upgraded to Mavericks upon making sure all the apps are compatible with the platform.
I then updated the OWS SSD HD with new firmware, I updated all the apps on my computer. Then I repaired permissions many many times, and repaired all the drives from the Disk Utility. Upon no change in the MBP behavior I ran the hardware testing from the install disk with no bad results. So then I ran it in loop mode for 18 hours. It shows all hardware is working properly. I reset the PRAM and the SMC. I ran terminal command tests, I ran the console. I booted from another MBP and ran the Disk repair from it with nothing showing as bad. I have spent hours and hours on forums with no luck. I consulted an IT who works for NBC and he was stumped. I finally took it in to a Genius Bar week before last where they proceeded to do a lot of what I had done with the addition of running their in store repair software which I didn't have. They kept it and ran tests in the back in loop mode for a few days. They then called me and said it was ready for pickup and that there was nothing wrong with it.
After I boot and log in if I attempt to open a drive or folder that's on my desktop it causes the Finder to be non-responsive and a beach ball persists. In the window of "Force Quit Applications" it reads "Finder (not responding)". If I force quit finder it will quit and relaunch, but then the same scenerio all over again. If I do a Spotlight search for say an App that's not in my dock and then select it I can get any App to launch. If I choose an App from my dock I can get it to launch. If I attempt to restart the machine while the beach ball is spinning the restart will be ignored and I have to hard shutdown and startup via the power button.
I also have another user account, on this system, which has the same problems.
I've run DU permissions repair and ran all weekly and monthly scripts via Onyx.
Booting in Safe Mode has the same effect.
If I run Console and attempt to open a drive, on my desktop, I get:
"6/30/14 11:01:28.710 AM WindowServer: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them."
"6/30/14 11:01:42.711 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."
What can I do to restore the finder and get it working again?
On my MBP, I get the error "iCloud server not responding" in the iCloud section of System Preferences under Back to My Mac. My Mac Mini doesn't have this issue. Both are running Mavericks and on the same network. I can screen share over wifi but not over the Internet because of the above issue with the MBP.
I've spent way to much time with Apple's techs on this. Using another iCloud account doesn't work. Safe mode doesn't work. Using another OS account doesn't work. I do have iCloud setup on my Time Capsule router.
This has been happening on and off for ages, from half a year to a year. I have been trying to open a document for 4 hours now, it opens it and then freezes, i then have to force quit it and start over again. Some times i have left it for a while others i quit it after it stops responding. It is getting ridiculous now, i have also searched for ages on the internet, some problems are unrelated some seem related but the fixes don't work, I need to get word to stop doing this.
I thought maybe it was because it keeps opening all my previous documents that I had open, i unchecked the box so it doesn't reopen windows and it still freezes but on this document instead. I do not have a clue what to do and I urgently need access to these documents, the documents aren't damaged, i was working on them before, and had this problem with many other documents that also weren't damaged. What should I do?
My mac is up to date with mavericks 10.9.3 but the mail application won't upgrade since when I open it a message appears "upgrading your mail database... this make take a few minutes" but it just freezes. I have tried restarting the app, the mac and I dont know what else to do.
Info: MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)
Or how can I at least set it to ask me before it opens itsself?
I occasionally click links such as "contact us" in websites that I expect to take me to something that shows an email address, but instead they automatically make my mail application open up, and that's just annoying as ****.
I know I can command+click to copy the email address. I don't need this alternate solution/not really a solution to this problem.
Preferences in the application is unavailable, I assume until I choose an account to add as it prompts me to do upon opening.
So how can I make it so that mail never opens just because I click an address?
I have other family members on mac but I do not want certain programs to be loaded to other profiles. I do not want parental controls. I have read they need to be added to my specific user folder but I cannot see anything but one applications folder in Finder.
Pages (5.2.2, which has "An error has occurred" note in the purchases section of my App Store application)
Numbers (also has "An error has occurred" note in the "Purchases section" of my App Store application, and while it shows "installed" in same section, Numbers does not appear on the recently updated list in the "Updates" section)
and iMovie (10.0.5)
I also recall an Adobe update occurring (Macromedia?).
I began experiencing slow wake-from-sleep behavior. More recently, I have been getting "out of application memory" dialogs upon waking from sleep. There have also been a couple instances where the computer would not wake and had to be restarted. At one point, without having gotten the "out of application memory" dialog, I did note that virtual memory had ballooned to over 14 GB. That stayed like that until I logged out and logged back in.
This behavior seems to be specific to a user account (did not repeat when logged in as admin for one overnight test, but haven't tried an all day admin login).
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling BOINC, as well as removing an Adobe Resource Synchronizer app from the user login items (given the recent Adobe update, and having read that said item could cause trouble).
So, I'm not sure how to proceed beyond offering the reports below:
No admin access System Version: OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)Kernel Version: Darwin 13.3.0 Boot Mode: Normal Model: iMac8,1 RAM details BANK 0/DIMM0: Size: 2 GB Speed: 800 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x2C00000000000000 BANK 1/DIMM1: Size: 2 GB Speed: 800 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x2C00000000000000 USB Back-UPS XS 1500G FW:866.L6 .D USB
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo