OS X freezes but I can move the mouse

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by abshole765, May 27, 2015.

  1. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Not sure if it's directly related to 10.10 (currently have 10.10.3) but almost every single day my MacBook Pro "freezes" up, and I've noticed if i slam down on the esc key for 15-20 seconds it will "unlock" and I can get back to doing whatever it was prior to it freezing.

    It's like the entire system locks up, and I can't select another running App from the dock (it doesn't respond), or use the keyboard shortcuts for Force Quit since the menu bar has frozen too.

    I've noticed it's happened quite frequently with Safari in use (v8.0.6). Extensions I have installed are Adblock, Ghostery, & Reddit Enhancement Suite.
  2. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Shut it down (by holding the power button until it blacks out if necessary) and try booting it up while holding down Command-Opiton-P-R to reset PRAM. Sometimes that can fix random annoying issues.

    EDIT: hold those four keys down until you hear a second start up chime.
  3. abshole765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Try creating a new user, reboot and login to the new user. Does this issue still happen in the new user account?
  5. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Try uninstalling your extension then adding them back one at a time (add one and use it for a while to see if it freezes). That may help to eliminate which extension (if at all) is causing the prob.

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