New MBP 2016 Freezing

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  1. corruptfreedom, Jan 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017

    corruptfreedom macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2015
    Hi guys,

    I just purchased a TB MBP 15" and am having issues with it freezing. The weird thing is that the whole computer doesn't freeze but just parts of it. There will be times where I can't click on anything on the dock or desktop, but I can still use my browser and launch programs from the tool bar at the top just fine. I'm new to Macs and assuming this isn't normal. It seems restarting it will fix it but I don't really want to keep doing that, is there anyway to fix this?
  2. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    Yep, I have this bug as well and I think it's a software issue. Specifically, my Dock becomes unresponsive and requires me to Force Quit before I can click anything again. Occasionally after a reboot, my trackpad and keyboard are unresponsive as well (requires a manual power cycle).

    The Dock issue happens a little more frequently than it should, but I've always had success after running the Force Quit.
  3. corruptfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2015
    Hi Mxbzz,

    How do you go about running the force quit?
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
  5. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    I open Activity Monitor > CPU > Find 'Dock' > Press the "X" button on Activity Monitor > Force Quit

    Edit: And of course the lovely Dock does its magic as I try to delete a file from my Downloads folder.

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  6. brosenz macrumors regular


    Apr 26, 2011
    Have you tried the latest 10.12.3 Beta 4? It seems to solve most of the freezing and sleep issues. Since I started using it ALL my issues are gone, rock solid and stable.
  7. GtrDude macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2011
    15" Dell XPS
  8. GatorGhost macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2014
    Just a wild guess....but in an earlier thread some users found when they went to accessibility properties and increased the size of the mouse cursor...the result was temporary mouse and screen locks. Not sure for your issues, but if you have changed your mouse cursor size...maybe reduce it to default and see if makes a difference. As I said...just a wild guess.
  9. cubalibre macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2012
    Had mine for a few days now, and it has happened once (yesterday) - suddenly couldn't click on anything, and after invoking the force quit menu with the keyboard shortcut no key presses registered and the touch bar froze and "escape" was replaced with an unresponsive "done". Banner ads were running in safari and stuff though, really got the impression everything worked except for trackpad/keyboard input.

    Had to force a reboot, then everything was ok again. Can't remember if the problem occurred before or after I installed the 10.12.3 update unfortunately, was a bit tired.
  10. swamyg1 macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2007
    I'm still having these issues after the 10.12.4 Beta. Trackpad freezes and Spotlight search is unresponsive.
  11. cubalibre macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2012
    Hasn't happened any more for me after I upgraded to 10.12.3 and chose folder/list view for the download folder in the dock.

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