MBP takes longer to shut down

EwanMcTeagle

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Mar 26, 2012
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Hi, I have a kind of an issue, not a serious problem. Althought it's annoying, I've upgraded my 13 MBP from Lion to ML. Everything was fine, but a couple of days ago I've noticed that the MBP takes longer to shut down. Previosuly it took about 4 seconds - screen turned to greyish background and the computer would shut down. Now it takes longer and a "thinking" circle appears before the shut down.
I know it's not a drastic issue, but annoying, especially that I'm using the 13" while I'm out, thus those additional seconds often feel like ages:)

Any guess what could've slowed it down? I didn't install anything since the ugrade...


Thanks in advance.
 

xAgustinx

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May 22, 2012
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In a mid 2012 13" macbook pro, I didn't feel any change after ml in the shut down time.
 

EwanMcTeagle

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Mar 26, 2012
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Lodz, Poland
I notice such behaviour too, though not using Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but still using Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Sometimes it just takes too long for properly shutting down, even when logged out of my account. Check the Console for hints.

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PS: Why don't you just use the SLEEP feature?
Thanks for the advice. Could you help me a bit more and explain what should I look for with the Console?

PS. I rarely use sleep mode, because when working or browsing the web at home I usually do it on my desktop, if I do it on the 13" then it's in the morning so I when done I go out for all day. If I do work outside then when I get back home I switch to the desktop thus I don't need the MBP to be asleep and waiting for me:)
Besides I'm just one of those people: when I'm done, I shut down:)
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I've found shutdown time on a couple of 2012 Airs to be very slow on Mountain Lion. I rarely shut either of them down so I haven't spent any time troubleshooting.
 

nitromac

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It might be doing something before completely shutting down. Mine also takes a while occasionally. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes it's slower.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Mar 15, 2009
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Shutting down will take longer if you are connected to any external or network drives which need to be "ejected". Your shut down will take longer if you have Outlook running and set to delete older trashed items in an IMAP account upon quitting. There are many reasons.
 

EwanMcTeagle

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Mar 26, 2012
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Shutting down will take longer if you are connected to any external or network drives which need to be "ejected". Your shut down will take longer if you have Outlook running and set to delete older trashed items in an IMAP account upon quitting. There are many reasons.
"Unfortunately" I don't have any network drives connected nor do I use Outlook. Every application is closed when I shut down... Really don't know why the longer time and why it started just a couple of days ago. I've scanned the system with CC Cleaner - wiped Safari cookies and history (150 MBs) and repaired disc permissions. Still nothing has changed... Maybe I'll do a clean install in a couple of days.