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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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New MacBook Air slow to shut down...

I just got my MacBookAir (11 inch, early 2012) today and I'm very pleased with it, however it seems to take a while to shut down (like 20 seconds or so, instead of like 2-3) I know from using other MacBook airs that this doesn't seem quite normal. What could the issue be? I'm running OS X 10.8.2 (with the latest software updates) Thanks!!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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External-attached devices incl USB, monitor and LAN shares will cause this delay. I suppose u can manually eject them before hand but that's the reason.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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External-attached devices incl USB, monitor and LAN shares will cause this delay. I suppose u can manually eject them before hand but that's the reason.
Thanks, but nope... nothing is attached. It does this even when I have no apps running in the background :/
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I believe it's a known issue with 10.8.2

Maybe it'll be fixed with 10.8.3
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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I believe it's a known issue with 10.8.2

Maybe it'll be fixed with 10.8.3
hopefully!
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x2, as I'm having it also!
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hmmmm if I repair permissions before I shut down it is normal, but when I restart it again it is back to the same old slow startup
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Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Startup Disk, and select a disk

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hmmmm if I repair permissions before I shut down it is normal, but when I restart it again it is back to the same old slow startup
From reading various posts over the last few weeks, it seems like a lot of people are having this problem, and I don't think anyone's found a reasonable (i.e. not dicking around in terminal) workaround.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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I just got my MacBookAir (11 inch, early 2012) today and I'm very pleased with it, however it seems to take a while to shut down (like 20 seconds or so, instead of like 2-3) I know from using other MacBook airs that this doesn't seem quite normal. What could the issue be? I'm running OS X 10.8.2 (with the latest software updates) Thanks!!
Just curious, if you have configured the Mail app and it has lot of accounts?

Next time quit the mail app completely and then do a shutdown and see if its faster.
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Just curious, if you have configured the Mail app and it has lot of accounts?

Next time quit the mail app completely and then do a shutdown and see if its faster.
I only have my icloud email in it... and yeah I've tried it, but it still doesn't work :/
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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No, that's a waste of time, really. It's more generic issue that many users deal with. Search these and Apple forums and you'll find many cases... The most useful thread is probably this one:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4339540
where they made some progress in locating few causes. However it's only about some workarounds (with varying effect) so far. It really has to be taken care in the OS.

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I only have my icloud email in it... and yeah I've tried it, but it still doesn't work :/
How much memory and hard disk space is empty?
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How much memory and hard disk space is empty?
I have over half of the disk empty and memory is 2GB...
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I have over half of the disk empty and memory is 2GB...
Memory is 2 GB.. thats tight. Maybe its clearing out the virtual memory before it shuts down as there are too many services and programs running? Just a guess.

Now boot your laptop and don't run anything. Check your activity monitor and kill all the user(your) processes. Maybe you have a lot of small programs running like google drive, evernote etc etc...

Now do a shutdown and see what happens.
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