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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AppleMactablet, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. AppleMactablet macrumors regular

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    I recently booted up my mac mini brand new 09 and noticed a very very slight lag when scrolling the icons, and my background was the default space one not the one I had up and when I went to safari page where a tad slow but the scrolling down the page was like 1mph. When I restarted it all went back to normal. Any clue how this happened?:confused:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Could be just a driver glitch... Hard to say but good that everything is working now
     
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    No, but next time it happens, you can use Activity Monitor to monitor the activity, don't forget to select to SHOW ALL PROCESSES.


    It might be Spotlight (mds process), indexing your HDD.



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  4. AppleMactablet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure and ya I did check the activity monitor nothing was over 5% CPU (regular)
     
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    Did you select to SHOW ALL PROCESSES and sorted by CPU use?

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps reoccurring. If it does, then do the standard stuff: repair disk permissions, delete the Finder plist or Safari plist, etc.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Property_list

    They store properties and preferences, so if something goes haywire, it often might help to delete the .plist file, as it is re-created during the start of an application.
     
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    Property list. It's the file extension for files that have preferences for various programs.
     
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    Preference list?
     
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    OK. First time I've seen it called that. Always seen it referred to as a Preference file/list before.
     
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    Preference list would imply that they only contain application preferences as set in [application name] -> Preferences, which is not the case. Some plists, especially those outside ~/Library/Preferences, don't contain any preference information at all.
     

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