Another Fix for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Freezes, Stalls: Turn Off Spotlight

Users continue to experience intermittent mouse/keyboard freezes and/or system stalls after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3. The issue is typified by the cursor freezing in place, or  text input becoming suddenly interrupted then catching up a few seconds later, and is covered in our Mac OS X 10.6.3 troubleshooting guide. Previously mentioned fixes include removing […]

Flash Causes Freezing Keyboards/Trackpads; Fix

Dozens of users on Apple’s Discussion boards have reported an issue in which keyboard, trackpads and mice stall, pause or freeze under varying circumstances. One anecdote: Sandra Guzdek: “This started happening to me Monday night, the 22nd (well, I first noticed it Monday night) when the mouse and cursor disappeared while I was editing a […]

Mac Pro Audio Update 1.1 Released

Apple has released Mac Pro Audio Update 1.1. Release notes read: “This update addresses an audio anomaly that some customers may hear coming from inside their Mac Pro computer when using FireWire audio devices. This update is for Mac Pro (Early 2009) computers running Mac OS X v10.6.3.” The new update can be applied through […]

Display Dim After Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update; Fixes

Several users have reported an issue in which displays, particularly external displays, are dim after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3. Apple Discussions poster KAdamsInCo writes: “My Mac Mini was running just fine until I installed 10.6.3. After the reboot the display came up very dim. The icons and overall display are noticeably darker […]

Mac OS X 10.6.3: Mouse/Keyboard Freezes Continue; More Fixes

Users continue to experience intermittent mouse/keyboard freezes and/or system stalls after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3. The issue is typified by the cursor freezing in place, or  text input becoming suddenly interrupted then catching up a few seconds later, and is covered in our Mac OS X 10.6.3 troubleshooting guide. Recent anecdotes from […]

Troubleshooting Guide: Mac OS X 10.6.3

The following is a guide to the biggest issues users are experiencing after the Mac OS X 10.6.3 update. Before we delve into the specific problems and their associated fixes, let’s examine a routine that will eliminate 99% of show-stopping issues that occur after an incremental Mac OS X update. If you’re experiencing such a […]

Mac OS X 10.6.3: Mail.app Not Receiving Mail

Some users have reported that Mail.app fails to retrieve all mail or certain messages after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3. Mail.app may also stop automatically checking for new mail (i.e. it will only receive mail when the check mail button is clicked or the app is quit then re-launched. Possible Fixes Re-apply Mac […]