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    iMac idle but always busy
    Whenever I sit down to my iMac, which has been left idle for a least 1 hour, usually 12 hours, I must wait (seems forever) for any window to respond. I just wait until the spinning ball icon stops. When I reboot (hard shutdown), it comes back responsive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroffman View Post
    Whenever I sit down to my iMac, which has been left idle for a least 1 hour, usually 12 hours, I must wait (seems forever) for any window to respond. I just wait until the spinning ball icon stops. When I reboot (hard shutdown), it comes back responsive.
    - How much ram do you have?
    - How many applications do you usually have open at the same time?
    - How full is your hard drive?
    - How often do you go between "hard" reboots (hours/days/weeks)?
    - When was the last time you repaired permissions?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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