WindowServer using all of CPU and causing freezing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swindmill, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #1
    I am getting huge slowdowns which result in an eventual freeze. When I notice the slowdown, Activity Monitor is showing WindowServer using up to 99% of the CPU. Any ideas on what is happening?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Do you have any third party themes installed? Do you have any third party items in the top right of your screen? :)
     
  3. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #3
    The only 3rd party thing I had that I could think of was APE with Clear Dock. I uninstalled that and so far things seem fine.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    That makes a lot of sense. Post back if it starts acting up again. :)
     

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