The most common mistakes on Mac
The Macintosh computer has been able to conquer over the years a slice of increasing public thanks to ease of use and computing power, which has been very little to envy its competitors. Like any instrument, it still needs to be used with care to prevent the machine from losing power.
Today we want to talk to you about the most common errors that can happen to Mac users and how to deal with them. Compared to the Windows environment, the Mac generally has greater stability thanks to a code less open to changes from third-party software, which makes the machine less sensitive to bugs and system errors.
However, it can happen to incur these unpleasant situations, and it is good to know how to behave. So let’s see together a rundown of these situations and how to remedy them.
- Restart the computer : If your machine does not respond to commands a solution to say the least trivial, but that you cannot try it as a first approach is the system reboot. Use the ctrl, fn, and F12 keys to bring up the command bar and restart the computer.
- Close the applications : Still a decidedly simple solution, which can give a lot of satisfaction for its effectiveness. Close all active applications to free up your computer’s memory. This can be especially effective if you have many tabs open on your browser since many Internet pages are heavy and require a lot of memory to load.
- Unlock the system : If the keyboard and trackpad do not respond to the commands do not be alarmed: press the control and f2 then press enter to activate the Apple wireless keyboard integrated into the OS X system. Now press control, F12 and fn and select the system reboot.
- Quitting applications : Some applications may hang in a continuous loop with the cursor showing the typical colored loading icon. In these cases, the CPU freezes trying to load a program that is having some problems. Click on the menu with the right button and select the forced output option. The list of open applications will appear and the computer itself will tell you which program is causing problems. You can easily close it from this dialog.
- Check boot disk : As a last resort, if you have not yet managed to solve your problem, you can check your boot disk. Start disk utility from the taskbar, select the hard disk to be checked (Mac HD by default) then press SOS and check disk to check for problems.