Increasing/Variable Startup and Shutdown?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Danley, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Danley macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2014
    So I still love my MBA (early '14). I've kept my Macbook focused on being a writing/music machine (only really use it for browsing, Pages, Garageband, have about a dozen pics in iPhoto... Aside from the pics and music files, nothing is on this computer that wasn't available from day one, no apps except for GarageBand).

    From day one I noticed that occasionally the computer would boot up (from dead, I never hibernate or sleep it) without showing the Apple logo and bar (and sometimes it would show). Similarly, with shut-down I noticed that sometimes it was near immediate, sometimes it would spin for a while. I couldn't identify what variable affected this.

    I'm a couple months into ownership now, and I'm noticing that while shutdown is still (mostly) immediate, I almost never get the 'boot without Apple logo/bar' thing going on any more. My startup folder is empty.

    Is there a reason for this, anything else I should check? I know it's not really a 'problem,' I don't even think it takes a noticeable increase in time to boot. But... This bugs me.
  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Well, you could use the Console app to check the system logs.

    So when you see some behavior you don't understand, open Console and paste the last fifty or so lines in your topic. Sometimes, system services leave clues in the log.

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