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  1. #1

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    Sep 03, 2011
    Programs quit unexpectedly
    Just got the new Mac Book Pro & it came with OS Lion installed.

    However, certain programs, including dashboard will quit unexpectedly for no apparent reason.

    Is this normal? Got a mac specifically to avoid the common issues you get with a windows machine.


  2. #2

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Well, of course that's not normal. How many programs are you running at the same time? Take a look at Activity Monitor to see what is hogging the RAM.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 03, 2011
    I am never running more than 3-4 programs at once, and to be honest its usually iPhoto, Dashboard and sometimes Safari. But more often than not its the first two.

    In fact, just tested and all I have to do is swipe between safari across to the desktop and continue on to the dashboard to then get the message:

    "Dashboard Client quite unexpectedly"

    Could this have to do with online widgets that I've got on dashboard? and potentially with a poor internet connection? My modem isn't the best

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    It could be a problem with the widgets that you're using. Go to Macintosh HD (or whatever you name it) > Library > Widgets. Move that folder to the Desktop (make sure it's moved, not copied) and relaunch Dashboard which you can quit through Activity Monitor.
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