Issue with Minimizing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Laurencia7, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    I am having a recent issue with my macbook, I use Airport Wireless..and when I minimize a window, it freezes half way and makes my info bar discolor, and the font disappears. Then I get a spinning wheel.

    What do I do with this issue?

    Please let me know.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you repaired permissions yet?

    What does happen if you turn AirPort off?

    What Mac and Mac OS X version do you use?

    Does it happen with every window/application?

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor while this happens?
     
  3. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure how to repair permissions.

    Nothing changes when I turn airport off.

    Mac Version 10.5.8
    2GB or Ram
    120 GB HD though only 20GB empty
    2GHz Intel Core duo

    Yes, it happens with every window, and sometimes they go blank white when they expand.

    I have not looked at my activity monitor, but I am not doing may things at once. Just surfing the net.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    That doesn't mean anything, the CPU can be used by some process running amok, that's why Activity Monitor is there for, to look what is going on.

    So please go into Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor, select to SHOW ALL PROCESSES, sort by CPU usage and minimize a window on top of that, so you can look at Activity Monitor while t freezes.
    Maybe it will give us a clue, or maybe it won't.

    But also know, that 20GB free HDD space is not borderline small, but it is not much either for the system to breathe.

    Maybe if you can move some of your less used files to an external HDD you might (I repeat: might) see an improvement.
     
  6. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, I will do those steps and get back to you.

    Here's my stats:



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    what is the normal temperature of a hd and cpu?

    ^ those degrees are in Fahrenheit, not Celsius.
     

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