ghost app and not sleeping

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrFusion, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi,

    Lately, I have something popping up in my Dock for a very short amount of time. I can't see what icon it is because it's already gone. I know it's there, because space is being made for in the Dock.

    Is there any way to find out in some log what this could be?

    Also, mac os x does not want to stay asleep. I put it to sleep before turning in myself and every morning the screen is fully lit.

    I am always concerned about unauthorised access by third parties.
    Thanks for any reply.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I doubt it's unauthorized access, but it would of course be good to know what it is. You can check the console.log (just open Console from the Utilities folder), my guess is something printer related or something you installed that's checking for updates. It's also likely the reason the computer is waking up.

    jW
     
  3. MrFusion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thanks. Next event, I will look there.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Go to system preferences, go to accounts, and check Startup items.
    What's in it?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It could also be something like an automatic check for updates, like Adobe does. When I open a .pdf file with an Adobe product, another icon pops up briefly in the dock, which is the Adobe Updater checking for updates, then it closes. It usually only appears for a second or two.
     

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