Apple Tips and Tricks – inQuo’s Tech Tip Tuesday Newsletter Volume 8

Most Mac owners have a love affair with their computers.  The sleek and shiny computers have a special place in their hearts.    But what happens when the honeymoon is over?  When your beloved Mac starts misbehaving?  Fret not, Mac lovers, there are ways to resolve the minor nuisances that can sometimes plague these wonderful computers.

An Un-responsive Program
If you have program that is stalled, you can perform a Force Quit command.  Simultaneously press Command-Option-Esc.  The Force Quit window will appear.  Just click on the application you want to shut down, then click the Force Quit button.

A Stuck CD/DVD
Close the program that is using the cd/dvd.  Use the Force Quit command above if necessary.
Open a Finder window and click on the eject icon on the sidebar, or drag the cd//dvd icon on the desktop to the trash.
Restart the computer and hold down the mouse button (left mouse button) when the computer starts up.

Corrupt Fonts
Sometimes programs or files will install fonts on your Mac.  If these fonts become corrupt, it can cause your system to freeze or hang when you open the program or file that is using the corrupt font.  We recommend using a program called FontNuke.  It is an easy to use program that will clear out the font caches and get your system up and running again. (More troubleshooting may be necessary to find and remove the troublesome font.  Click HERE for more instructions.)

Booting in Safe Mode
Safe Mode is a way of booting up the computer with a minimal set of drivers and programs running.  If you are having major problems with your operating system, using Safe Mode is a way to run diagnostic programs and resolve issues.
To boot in Safe Mode, simply hold down the Shift key when booting up your Mac.


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