Random Pop-Ups on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jayrav13, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. jayrav13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2012
    Hello everyone!

    I'm having a concern where I see a small, INSTANTANEOUS pop-up on my MacBook Pro every once in a while. I'm assuming that this is something regarding software updates, etc. However, I'm concerned it may be something otherwise. Is there anyone that has experienced this?

    The pop-up is so instantaneous that any message, etc. on the pop-up has been illegible. It occurs maybe once every hour or two.

    I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions. Thank you!

  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Try opening Quicktime X and starting a screen recording ('new screen recording' from the file menu).

    Once it happens, find the spot in the movie and hopefully there's a single frame in there with the message.

    Otherwise, you may never know. Any particular thing you're doing when it appears? What apps do you ave running when it happens?
  3. GGJstudios, Jul 22, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Delete any non-essential items from the following locations:
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
    1. Launch Activity Monitor
    2. Change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes"
    3. Click on the CPU column heading once or twice, so the arrow points downward (highest values on top).
    4. Click on the System Memory tab at the bottom.
    5. Take a screen shot of the whole Activity Monitor window, then scroll down to see the rest of the list, take another screen shot
    6. Post your screenshots.

Share This Page