2 attempts to shut down

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  1. Ardmanz macrumors regular

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    This issue seemed to have resolved itself magically but it's back again.

    When I click shut down the menu bar disappears but my mac does not shut down.

    I have to open a program (which restores the menu bar) and then shut down again which normally does it.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    It's often some App refusing to quit when asked.
    Next time it happens try pressing the command option and escape keys.
    That'll bring up a window telling you what's still running.
     
  3. Ardmanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't know about that shortcut, thanks a lot, I'll check it out.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    If absolutely nothing else seems to work, you can always just press the power-on button and hold it down continuously until the Mac powers off...
     
  5. psik, Apr 11, 2014
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    No don't follow this step... Take your laptop back to apple no matter what the others on this forum say
     
  6. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    It's probably the Mail app preventing shutdown. Quit Mail first, then shutdown.
     
  7. bobdamnit macrumors regular

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    Mail app has never prevented shut down for me.
     
  8. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I have had to force quit the mail app in order to shut down a few times. It seems that sometimes, not often when I quit the mail app it doesn't fully quit and I have to force quit it before being able to shut down the computer.
     
  9. Badrottie Suspended

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    This. Mail app is the problem. :apple:
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I fixed it by repairing permissions on my SSD.
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    how?
     
  12. bobdamnit macrumors regular

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    /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility app

    Select the drive you wish to repair permissions on in the left pane. Select "Repair permissions" in the right pane. Just like in the pic below.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ardmanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't use the mail app.

    When I looked at running programs the only thing open was Finder.

    I'll try the above and report back, thanks.
     
  14. Partron22, Apr 14, 2014
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    Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    What sort of network are you on? Is anyone sharing your Mac over the network? Is network performance spotty? It seems Finder will sometimes wait for network or hardware acknowledgements that never arrive.
     
  15. Ardmanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    My mac is not shared. The network has always been flawless. I do connect my mac to a shared network drive but even if I don't it still does the same thing.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    Thanks
    I see there are several permission errors mostly ibook but I don't see much about Mail app. :apple:
     
  17. Ardmanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    This seems to have done the trick. Thank you very much for this. :)
     
  18. bobdamnit macrumors regular

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    Glad it worked for you!
     
  19. Ardmanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I may have spoken too soon! It's back. :p

    I repaired permissions a second time but it hasn't fixed it unfortunately. I take it this isn't a common bug in Mavericks?

    I'll try turning off Wifi then shutting down when I get home to see if that makes a difference.
     

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