New switcher--hanging apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jvencius, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. jvencius macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Is it common for mac apps (iPhoto, Safari, System Preferences) to "hang" and quit responding? I've had my MBP for <1 day and it seems like I've had to force-quit all of those functions multiple times since they would stop responding. In System Preferences, I would see a spinning color wheel cursor that would swich to the normal arrow cursor when i clicked outside the System Preferences window and then I could open the Finder menu to force-quit System Preferences but that's the only way that I can get SP to close. I'm a Mac noob (OK, I used a IIGS in 3rd grade but that was ~22 years ago) and I R confused.:eek:
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    It can sometimes when loading something intensive and also depends on what else you're doing. If you're running something that takes a lot of processor or a lot of RAM it can make them beachball.

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