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Mac Help maxing out processor
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Dec 3, 2004, 08:46 PM
I've asked this in the Apple forums and never really gotten a good answer....

When i start Mac Help my processor maxes out.. and stays maxed out until I quit Mac Help.

Sometimes I just get the spinning beachball of death & nothing happens until I manually select a Help Library.

Other times nothing at all happens & i have to force quit it.

This is just the start of my Mac Help problems..


PS I run 10.3.6 with all current updates. I am on a 26.4 dialup (No, broadband is NOT available on the north side of Fairbanks, Alaska.)
I was up all night wondering where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

1.6 G5, Gig-o-RAM, 80HD, DVD, 80 external FW, 15g iPod. (Old Beige G3(running 10.2.8 very nicely) w/tons of accessories)
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Join Date: Jul 2003
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Dec 3, 2004, 11:32 PM
ugh...26.4kbps? I feel for you...
I can't help you much with you issue though, but I know that it's notoriously slow and prone to beachballs on every system I've used it on.
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Dec 5, 2004, 10:14 PM
See my Troubleshooting Help Viewer FAQ for comprehensive advice on fixing issues with Help Viewer.
Good Luck!

Dr. Smoke
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Dec 6, 2004, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by AlaskaBoy:
(No, broadband is NOT available on the north side of Fairbanks, Alaska.) [/B]
Now that's some place I wouldn't mind being!
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