Troubleshooting application problems
• If the application won’t close, forcibly quit. Restart the application.
• Try opening a different file.
• Attempt to open the same file using a different application.
• From another user account, try running the application.
• Have a look at the diagnostic reports and logs.
• Delete cache files.
• Replace the preference and resource files.
Ways to force quit applications from the graphical interface
• Open the Force Quite dialog from the Apple menu or use the Option+Command+Esc keyboard shortcut.
• On the Dock, Ctrl+right click on the icon for that application.
• Employ the Activity Monitor utility.
• Monitors applications’ activities. In case of an application crash freeze the Reporting Feature collects the System Status and Application information.
• It gives you the option to send a crash or freeze report to Apple.
• Saves a copy of the report for later reference using the Console Application.
• Preferences are stored in Library folders. Most often, it will be the user’s Library folder.
• They are capable of being saved in either XML or Binary format.
The processes in charge of Dashboard Widgets are the Dock and Dashboard Client. If supported, both 32-bit and 64-bit instances of Dashboards Client may be used to manage all the widgets, up to a maximum of two instances.
• Enables the installation of Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7 on a Mac system.
• Boot Camp Assistant primes the Mac’s drive to accept a Windows installation.
• After the installation, Boot Camp Drivers allow Mac-specific hardware to operate under a Windows environment.
Minimum system requirements for Boot Camp
• Mac must be Intel-based.
• Most recent firmware update.
• Newest Mac OS X v10.5 or later update.
• Keyboard, mouse, DVD/CD drive must be directly attached, not wireless.
• Drivers installation disk for Mac OS X v 10.5 or later.
• A minimum of 10GB free hard drive space. Vista requires 30 GB.
• When running Vista on Mac Pros that are based on Intel Xeon, 2GB of RAM is requisite.
• Boot Camp Assistant.
• A full Windows installation disk.
Installing Windows using Boot Camp
• Repartition the hard drive using Boot Camp Assistant
• Utilizing its installation disk, install Windows.
• Employ a Mac OS X installation disk to install the Boot camp drivers.
Three ways to select the startup disk on a Mac that has Windows installed
• Hold the ALT key immediately when the Mac starts up to open the Startup Manager.
• From Mac OS X, utilise the Startup Disk pane in the System Preferences.
• When booting from the Mac OS X Install DVD, you can access the Startup Disk Utility.
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