Mac mini VPN headless, slow graphics performance when no monitor plugged in

I am using a Mac mini, headless, with no monitor, keyboard or mouse, via VPN from a Windows machine over a LAN. Everything works fine and setting everything up was a breeze. However, something very odd I noticed was that if my Mac mini does not have a monitor plugged in to its video output, the rendering of the graphics over the VPN is very slow. It is most noticable when hovering over the dock and activating the animations etc, though it is noticable all the time. It's so bad that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to watch a video clip or simple animation. It's as though frames are being dropped. Now, this can be immediately fixed if a monitor is plugged into the Mac mini and turned on, and the VPN to the Mac mini from my Windows machine works flawlessly and the graphics are rendered perfectly, with little to no delay or frame skipping.
I have a hunch that the Mac could be disabling some kind of graphics acceleration when the monitor is not plugged in, but I am not a Mac expert by far, this is my first Mac experience. It was purchased solely for the VPN and headless use, so if I can't get it working properly, it's a waste.
Note, I have tried several VPN client/viewer combinations and they do not change the situation.
Thanks in advance.
Message was edited by: HopkinFrog
Also, when I try to use the remote with the Mac mini (pressing the menu button), over VPN with no monitor attached to the machine, I simply get a white blank screen until I press the menu button again.

I must have been HALF ASLEEP when I wrote this.
I do not mean VPN, I mean VNC!!. Sorry for the confusion.

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    28.04.14 09:55:58,874 mDNSResponder[35]: mDNS_Register_internal: ERROR!! Tried to register AuthRecord 00007F931180E5F0 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. (PTR) that's already in the list
    28.04.14 09:55:59,615 WindowServer[80]: GLCompositor: GL renderer id 0x0102260e, GL mask 0x00000003, accelerator 0x0000428b, unit 0, caps QEX|MIPMAP, vram 256 MB
    28.04.14 09:55:59,715 WindowServer[80]: GLCompositor: GL renderer id 0x0102260e, GL mask 0x00000003, texture max 8192, viewport max {8192, 8192}, extensions FPRG|NPOT|GLSL|FLOAT
    28.04.14 09:55:59,716 WindowServer[80]: GLCompositor enabled for tile size [256 x 256]
    28.04.14 09:55:59,716 WindowServer[80]: CGXGLInitMipMap: mip map mode is on
    28.04.14 09:55:59,726 WindowServer[80]: **DMPROXY** (2) Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.
    28.04.14 09:55:59,801 loginwindow[38]: **DMPROXY** Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.
    28.04.14 09:56:00,154 configd[54]: network changed: v4(en0+:192.168.178.24) DNS+ Proxy+ SMB
    28.04.14 09:56:00,166 configd[54]: setting hostname to "susannes-mini.fritz.box"
    28.04.14 09:56:01,357 awacsd[57]: Exiting
    28.04.14 09:56:02,738 WindowServer[80]: _CGXGLDisplayContextForDisplayDevice: acquired display context (0x7fc9bb513090) - enabling OpenGL
    28.04.14 09:56:03,337 WindowServer[80]: Display 0x764bdc00: Unit 0; ColorProfile { 2, "SDM-HS74"}; TransferFormula (1.000000, 1.000000, 1.000000)
    28.04.14 09:56:03,383 WindowServer[80]: Display 0x764bdc00: Unit 0; ColorProfile { 2, "SDM-HS74"}; TransferFormula (1.000000, 1.000000, 1.000000)
    28.04.14 09:56:03,397 WindowServer[80]: Display 0x764bdc00: Unit 0; ColorProfile { 2, "SDM-HS74"}; TransferFormula (1.000000, 1.000000, 1.000000)
    28.04.14 09:56:03,448 ntpd[106]: proto: precision = 1.000 usec
    28.04.14 09:56:03,489 launchctl[126]: com.apple.findmymacmessenger: Already loaded
    28.04.14 09:56:03,785 com.apple.SecurityServer[25]: Session 100004 created
    28.04.14 09:56:04,311 digest-service[63]: digest-request: uid=0
    28.04.14 09:56:04,312 digest-service[63]: digest-request: init request
    28.04.14 09:56:04,316 digest-service[63]: digest-request: init return domain: MACMINI-270CCC server: SUSANNES-MINI indomain was: <NULL>
    28.04.14 09:56:04,363 digest-service[63]: digest-request: uid=0
    28.04.14 09:56:04,364 digest-service[63]: digest-request: init request
    28.04.14 09:56:04,368 digest-service[63]: digest-request: init return domain: SUSANNES-MINI server: SUSANNES-MINI indomain was: <NULL>
    28.04.14 09:56:04,370 UserEventAgent[127]: Failed to copy info dictionary for bundle /System/Library/UserEventPlugins/alfUIplugin.plugin
    28.04.14 09:56:05,219 loginwindow[38]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    28.04.14 09:56:05,648 SecurityAgent[142]: This is the first run
    28.04.14 09:56:05,649 SecurityAgent[142]: MacBuddy was run = 0
    28.04.14 09:56:05,672 SecurityAgent[142]: User info context values set for susannescherwinski
    28.04.14 09:56:06,399 loginwindow[38]: Login Window - Returned from Security Agent
    28.04.14 09:56:06,427 loginwindow[38]: USER_PROCESS: 38 console
    28.04.14 09:56:06,000 kernel[0]: AppleKeyStore:Sending lock change 0
    28.04.14 09:56:06,970 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[145]: Background: Aqua: Registering new GUI session.
    28.04.14 09:56:06,996 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[145]: (com.apple.EscrowSecurityAlert) Unknown key: seatbelt-profiles
    28.04.14 09:56:06,998 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[145]: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
    28.04.14 09:56:07,002 launchctl[147]: com.apple.pluginkit.pkd: Already loaded
    28.04.14 09:56:07,002 launchctl[147]: com.apple.sbd: Already loaded
    28.04.14 09:56:07,029 distnoted[149]: # distnote server agent  absolute time: 479.663146784   civil time: Mon Apr 28 09:56:07 2014   pid: 149 uid: 501  root: no
    28.04.14 09:56:07,530 UserEventAgent[148]: Failed to copy info dictionary for bundle /System/Library/UserEventPlugins/alfUIplugin.plugin
    28.04.14 09:56:07,569 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class AMDRadeonX4000_AMDAccelDevice.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,569 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class AMDRadeonX4000_AMDAccelSharedUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,569 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class AMDSIVideoContext.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,569 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class Gen6DVDContext.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,569 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IGAccelDevice.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IGAccelSharedUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IGAccelVideoContextMain.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IGAccelVideoContextMedia.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IGAccelVideoContextVEBox.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IOBluetoothDeviceUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IOHIDParamUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IOSurfaceRootUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the mach service named com.apple.AirPlayXPCHelper.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,570 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named AirPlay.driver requires extending the sandbox for the mach service named com.apple.blued.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,608 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named BluetoothAudioPlugIn.driver requires extending the sandbox for the IOKit user-client class IOBluetoothDeviceUserClient.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,608 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named BluetoothAudioPlugIn.driver requires extending the sandbox for the mach service named com.apple.blued.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,608 com.apple.audio.DriverHelper[161]: The plug-in named BluetoothAudioPlugIn.driver requires extending the sandbox for the mach service named com.apple.bluetoothaudiod.
    28.04.14 09:56:07,732 com.apple.SecurityServer[25]: Session 100006 created
    28.04.14 09:56:07,760 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputerIndexed"
    28.04.14 09:56:07,793 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    28.04.14 09:56:07,820 sharingd[170]: Starting Up...
    28.04.14 09:56:07,954 WindowServer[80]: **DMPROXY** (2) Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.
    28.04.14 09:56:08,649 WindowServer[80]: Display 0x764bdc00: Unit 0; ColorProfile { 2, "SDM-HS74"}; TransferFormula (1.000000, 1.000000, 1.000000)
    28.04.14 09:56:09,364 com.apple.IconServicesAgent[201]: IconServicesAgent launched.
    28.04.14 09:56:09,577 accountsd[202]: assertion failed: 13C1021: liblaunch.dylib + 25164 [38D1AB2C-A476-385F-8EA8-7AB604CA1F89]: 0x25
    28.04.14 09:56:09,719 com.apple.SecurityServer[25]: Session 100009 created
    28.04.14 09:56:10,587 WiFiKeychainProxy[182]: [NO client logger] <Nov 10 2013 18:30:13> WIFICLOUDSYNC WiFiCloudSyncEngineCreate: created...
    28.04.14 09:56:10,588 WiFiKeychainProxy[182]: [NO client logger] <Nov 10 2013 18:30:13> WIFICLOUDSYNC WiFiCloudSyncEngineRegisterCallbacks: WiFiCloudSyncEngineCallbacks version - 0, bundle id - com.apple.wifi.WiFiKeychainProxy
    28.04.14 09:56:10,847 SystemUIServer[156]: Cannot find executable for CFBundle 0x7fb68855c320 </System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu> (not loaded)
    28.04.14 09:56:10,864 SystemUIServer[156]: Cannot find executable for CFBundle 0x7fb68847aab0 </System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Volume.menu> (not loaded)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,097 imagent[189]: [Warning] Services all disappeared, removing all dependent devices
    28.04.14 09:56:12,122 imagent[189]: [Warning] Creating empty account: PlaceholderAccount for service: IMDService (iMessage)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,123 imagent[189]: [Warning] Creating empty account: PlaceholderAccount for service: IMDService (iMessage)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,163 soagent[184]: [Warning] Services all disappeared, removing all dependent devices
    28.04.14 09:56:12,181 soagent[184]: No active accounts, killing soagent in 10 seconds
    28.04.14 09:56:12,184 soagent[184]: No active accounts, killing soagent in 10 seconds
    28.04.14 09:56:12,417 secd[207]:  __EnsureFreshParameters_block_invoke_2 SOSCloudKeychainSynchronizeAndWait: The operation couldn’t be completed. (SyncedDefaults error 1025 - Remote error : No valid account for KVS)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,417 secd[207]:  __talkWithKVS_block_invoke callback error: The operation couldn’t be completed. (SyncedDefaults error 1025 - Remote error : No valid account for KVS)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,639 secd[207]:  SecErrorGetOSStatus unknown error domain: com.apple.security.sos.error for error: The operation couldn’t be completed. (com.apple.security.sos.error error 2 - Public Key not available - failed to register before call)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,639 secd[207]:  securityd_xpc_dictionary_handler WiFiKeychainProx[182] DeviceInCircle The operation couldn’t be completed. (com.apple.security.sos.error error 2 - Public Key not available - failed to register before call)
    28.04.14 09:56:12,944 com.apple.time[148]: Interval maximum value is 946100000 seconds (specified value: 9223372036854775807).
    28.04.14 09:56:22,465 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    28.04.14 09:56:23,038 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    28.04.14 09:56:23,156 soagent[184]: Killing soagent.
    28.04.14 09:56:23,156 NotificationCenter[181]: SOHelperCenter main connection interrupted
    28.04.14 09:56:23,159 NotificationCenter[181]: SOHelperCenter main connection interrupted
    28.04.14 09:56:23,160 imagent[189]: [Warning] Denying xpc connection, task does not have entitlement: com.apple.private.icfcallserver  (soagent:184)
    28.04.14 09:56:23,160 imagent[189]: [Warning] Denying xpc connection, task does not have entitlement: com.apple.private.icfcallserver  (soagent:184)
    28.04.14 09:56:23,314 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    28.04.14 09:56:23,316 mds[34]: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    28.04.14 09:56:24,403 parentalcontrolsd[216]: StartObservingFSEvents [849:] -- *** StartObservingFSEvents started event stream
    28.04.14 09:56:33,245 com.apple.time[148]: Interval maximum value is 946100000 seconds (specified value: 9223372036854775807).
    28.04.14 09:56:33,310 soagent[217]: [Warning] Services all disappeared, removing all dependent devices
    28.04.14 09:56:33,318 soagent[217]: No active accounts, killing soagent in 10 seconds
    28.04.14 09:56:33,467 com.apple.dock.extra[212]: No endpoint returned trying to load UnreadCountController.bundle, suspending
    28.04.14 09:56:33,493 soagent[217]: No active accounts, killing soagent in 10 seconds
    28.04.14 09:56:33,494 soagent[217]: No active accounts, killing soagent in 10 seconds
    28.04.14 09:56:44,319 soagent[217]: Killing soagent.
    28.04.14 09:56:44,320 com.apple.dock.extra[212]: SOHelperCenter main connection interrupted
    28.04.14 09:56:44,322 com.apple.dock.extra[212]: SOHelperCenter main connection interrupted
    28.04.14 09:56:44,324 imagent[189]: [Warning] Denying xpc connection, task does not have entitlement: com.apple.private.icfcallserver  (soagent:217)
    28.04.14 09:56:44,324 imagent[189]: [Warning] Denying xpc connection, task does not have entitlement: com.apple.private.icfcallserver  (soagent:217)
    28.04.14 10:00:56,532 WindowServer[80]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    28.04.14 10:00:57,256 WindowServer[80]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 1.72 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
    28.04.14 10:00:59,103 com.apple.IconServicesAgent[201]: main Failed to composit image for binding VariantBinding [0x42d] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x1f3] - extension: docx, UTI: org.openxmlformats.wordprocessingml.document, fileType: WXBN.
    28.04.14 10:00:59,104 quicklookd[227]: Warning: Cache image returned by the server has size range covering all valid image sizes. Binding: VariantBinding [0x203] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x103] - extension: docx, UTI: org.openxmlformats.wordprocessingml.document, fileType: WXBN request size:64 scale: 1
    28.04.14 10:00:59,143 com.apple.IconServicesAgent[201]: main Failed to composit image for binding VariantBinding [0x3df] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x2e5] - extension: pdf, UTI: com.adobe.pdf, fileType: ????.
    28.04.14 10:00:59,144 quicklookd[227]: Warning: Cache image returned by the server has size range covering all valid image sizes. Binding: VariantBinding [0x403] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x303] - extension: pdf, UTI: com.adobe.pdf, fileType: ???? request size:64 scale: 1
    28.04.14 10:00:59,208 com.apple.IconServicesAgent[201]: main Failed to composit image for binding VariantBinding [0x1f5] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x42f] - extension: mp3, UTI: public.mp3, fileType: MPG3.
    28.04.14 10:00:59,208 quicklookd[227]: Warning: Cache image returned by the server has size range covering all valid image sizes. Binding: VariantBinding [0x603] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x503] - extension: mp3, UTI: public.mp3, fileType: MPG3 request size:64 scale: 1
    28.04.14 10:01:03,377 mds[34]: (Normal) Volume: volume:0x7f9c5c863000 ********** Bootstrapped Creating a default store:0 SpotLoc:(null) SpotVerLoc:(null) occlude:0 /Volumes/firmwaresyncd.S2FNIL
    28.04.14 10:01:17,708 System Events[269]: .sdef warning for part of complex type 'any | number | boolean | date | list | record | text | data' used in suite 'Property List Suite': 'data' is not a valid type name.
    28.04.14 10:01:17,709 System Events[269]: .sdef warning for type 'text | missing value | any' attribute 'uniqueID' of class 'XML element' in suite 'XML Suite': AppleScript ID references may not work for this property because its type is not NSNumber- or NSString-derived.
    28.04.14 10:01:24,175 Safari[219]: ERROR: ForceShrinkPersistentStore_NoLock -delete- We do not have a BLOB or TEXT column type.  Instead, we have 5.

    Anybody?
    Did I something wrong? Too many lines of log? Wrong category? Enlighten me. Thx.

  • Mac Mini is running slow

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    I can start going through the steps that Linc Davis has posted on other similar threads but I have no idea how to make any sense of what the output logs tell me.

    Ok, going through the steps I found here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4975520?start=0&tstart=0
    Step 1
    CPU
    kernal_task or WindowsServer
    Both about 1.6%
    User%: 0.70
    System%: 0.49
    Idle%: 98.76
    Memory
    Physical Mem: 4GB
    Memory Used: 2.96GB
    VIrtual Memory: 4.68GB
    Swap Used: 0 bytes
    Disk
    Reads in/sec: 0
    Reads out/sec: 0-5
    Step 2
    LOG
    11/28/13 9:05:26.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:05:31.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:05:36.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:05:41.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:05:46.234 AM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100125 created
    11/28/13 9:05:46.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:05:46.545 AM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Killing auth hosts
    11/28/13 9:05:46.546 AM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100091 destroyed
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    11/28/13 9:05:49.297 AM quicklookd[3095]: Warning: Cache image returned by the server has size range covering all valid image sizes. Binding: VariantBinding [0x1203] flags: 0x8 binding: FileInfoBinding [0x1103] - extension: GIF, UTI: com.compuserve.gif, fileType: ???? request size:16 scale: 1
    11/28/13 9:05:51.174 AM coreservicesd[69]: SFLCanProceedWithRequest: Read access denied for sandboxed application to recents belonging to another application.
    11/28/13 9:05:51.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
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    11/28/13 9:05:53.121 AM WindowServer[107]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSav" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    11/28/13 9:05:53.454 AM WindowServer[107]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSav" after 1.33 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
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    11/28/13 9:05:56.069 AM coreservicesd[69]: SFLEntryBase::ListHasChanged mach_msg returned 10000004d
    11/28/13 9:05:56.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:01.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
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    timestamp: 09:06:01.694 Thursday 28 November 2013
    process/thread/queue: TextEdit (3113) / 0x1092ee000 / com.apple.NSXPCConnection.user.endpoint
    code: line 2940 of /SourceCache/ViewBridge/ViewBridge-46/NSRemoteView.m in __57-[NSRemoteView viewServiceMarshalProxy:withErrorHandler:]_block_invoke
    domain: communications-failure
    11/28/13 9:06:06.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:11.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:16.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:16.620 AM TextEdit[3113]: view service marshal for <NSRemoteView: 0x7fab5bd0cda0> failed to forget accessibility connection due to Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4099 "Couldn’t communicate with a helper application." (The connection was invalidated from this process.) UserInfo=0x600000279100 {NSDebugDescription=The connection was invalidated from this process.}
    timestamp: 09:06:16.620 Thursday 28 November 2013
    process/thread/queue: TextEdit (3113) / 0x1092ee000 / com.apple.NSXPCConnection.user.endpoint
    code: line 2940 of /SourceCache/ViewBridge/ViewBridge-46/NSRemoteView.m in __57-[NSRemoteView viewServiceMarshalProxy:withErrorHandler:]_block_invoke
    domain: communications-failure
    11/28/13 9:06:16.621 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: remote view marshal proxy failed to tell remote whether we have a first responder due to Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4099 "Couldn’t communicate with a helper application." (The connection was invalidated from the other process or the connection name was invalid.) UserInfo=0x7fdc52684cc0 {NSDebugDescription=The connection was invalidated from the other process or the connection name was invalid.}
    timestamp: 09:06:16.621 Thursday 28 November 2013
    process/thread/queue: com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService (3116) / 0x106f04000 / com.apple.NSXPCConnection.user.3113
    code: line 1006 of /SourceCache/ViewBridge/ViewBridge-46/NSViewServiceMarshal.m in __59-[NSViewServiceMarshal remoteViewMarshal:withErrorHandler:]_block_invoke
    domain: communications-failure
    11/28/13 9:06:18.303 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowTransformAtPlacement
    11/28/13 9:06:18.303 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSTranslatePointForWindow
    11/28/13 9:06:18.303 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowBounds
    11/28/13 9:06:21.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:26.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:31.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:36.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:41.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:44.122 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowTransformAtPlacement
    11/28/13 9:06:44.122 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSTranslatePointForWindow
    11/28/13 9:06:44.122 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowBounds
    11/28/13 9:06:46.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:51.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:56.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000
    11/28/13 9:06:58.983 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowTransformAtPlacement
    11/28/13 9:06:58.983 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSTranslatePointForWindow
    11/28/13 9:06:58.983 AM com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanelService[3116]: CGSGetWindowBounds
    11/28/13 9:07:01.000 AM kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff80126d6000

  • Mac Mini running so slow

    Not sure how to diagnose issues on my Mac, but I gathered I should run Etre and post results here.  I know I could add more RAM, but this is so slow that I have to believe something else is going on.  Can someone spot anything unusual in the following?
    Problem description:
    Mac Mini running very slow
    EtreCheck version: 2.1.6 (109)
    Report generated January 24, 2015 11:33:17 AM EST
    Download EtreCheck from http://etresoft.com/etrecheck
    Click the [Support] links for help with non-Apple products.
    Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.
    Click the [Adware] links for help removing adware.
    Hardware Information: ℹ️
      Mac mini (Mid 2011) (Technical Specifications)
      Mac mini - model: Macmini5,1
      1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core
      2 GB RAM
      BANK 0/DIMM0
      1 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
      BANK 1/DIMM0
      1 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
      Bluetooth: Old - Handoff/Airdrop2 not supported
      Wireless:  en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Video Information: ℹ️
      Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 288 MB
      VA2037 SERIES 1600 x 900 @ 60 Hz
    System Software: ℹ️
      OS X 10.8.5 (12F45) - Time since boot: 3 days 4:25:7
    Disk Information: ℹ️
      TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF disk0 : (500.11 GB)
      disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
      Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / : 499.25 GB (76.72 GB free)
      Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>  [Recovery]: 650 MB
    USB Information: ℹ️
      Apple Inc. iPhone
      Western Digital My Passport 0748 500.07 GB
      disk1s1 (disk1s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
      My Passport (disk1s2) /Volumes/My Passport : 499.73 GB (67.99 GB free)
      Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
      Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
      Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
    Thunderbolt Information: ℹ️
      Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
    Gatekeeper: ℹ️
      Mac App Store and identified developers
    Kernel Extensions: ℹ️
      /Incompatible Software/avast!.app
      [not loaded] com.avast.AvastFileShield (1.0.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.avast.PacketForwarder (1.3) [Support]
      /System/Library/Extensions
      [not loaded] com.cisco.nke.ipsec (2.0.1) [Support]
    Startup Items: ℹ️
      HP IO: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HP IO
      Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite
    Problem System Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [failed] com.apple.accountsd.plist [Details]
      [failed] com.apple.coreservices.appleid.authentication.plist [Details]
      [failed] com.apple.lookupd.plist [Details]
      [failed] com.apple.pbs.plist [Details]
      [failed] com.apple.tccd.plist [Details]
    Problem System Launch Daemons: ℹ️
      [failed] com.apple.wdhelper.plist [Details]
    Launch Daemons: ℹ️
      [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist [Support]
    User Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [loaded] com.divx.agent.postinstall.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist [Support]
      [invalid?] uk.co.markallan.clamxav.freshclam.plist [Support]
    User Login Items: ℹ️
      Microsoft Database Daemon Application  (/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app)
      Dropbox Application  (/Applications/Dropbox.app)
      Google Drive Application  (/Applications/Google Drive.app)
      HP Scheduler Application  (/Library/Application Support/Hewlett-Packard/Software Update/HP Scheduler.app)
    Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin1017277: Version: Unknown
      OVSHelper: Version: 1.1 [Support]
      OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: Version: 12.3.6 [Support]
      Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.3.1.2 [Support]
      Silverlight: Version: 5.1.10411.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 16.0.0.287 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      DivXBrowserPlugin: Version: 2.2 [Support]
      Flash Player: Version: 16.0.0.287 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin: Version: Unknown
      QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.1
      iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0
      HypercosmPlugIn: Version: 1.0 [Support]
      Scorch: Version: 6.2.0 [Support]
      JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.3.0 - SDK 10.8 Check version
    User internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 6.0 [Support]
      Picasa: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.4 [Support]
      BrowserPlus_2.7.1: Version: 2.7.1 [Support]
    3rd Party Preference Panes: ℹ️
      BrowserPlus  [Support]
      DivX  [Support]
      Flash Player  [Support]
      Flip4Mac WMV  [Support]
    Time Machine: ℹ️
      Mobile backups: OFF
      Auto backup: YES
      Destinations:
      My Passport [Local]
      Total size: 499.73 GB
      Total number of backups: 35
      Oldest backup: 2013-11-28 08:26:20 +0000
      Last backup: 2015-01-24 16:14:06 +0000
      Size of backup disk: Excellent
      Backup size 499.73 GB > (Disk size 0 B X 3)
    Top Processes by CPU: ℹ️
          17% mds
          6% iPhoto
          3% activitymonitord
          2% WindowServer
          1% Activity Monitor
    Top Processes by Memory: ℹ️
      161 MB WebProcess
      132 MB iPhoto
      86 MB Safari
      82 MB App Store
      62 MB iTunes
    Virtual Memory Information: ℹ️
      33 MB Free RAM
      674 MB Active RAM
      668 MB Inactive RAM
      769 MB Wired RAM
      12.57 GB Page-ins
      12.61 GB Page-outs

    Only 2 GB is your man problem. You Mac can accept 16 GB. If tight for money get one 8 GB stick and replace one of yuor 1 GB sticks with the 8 GB stick
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_Mac_mini/DDR3_1333
      12.57 GB Page-ins
    Uninstall your antivirus
      [invalid?] uk.co.markallan.clamxav.freshclam.plist [Support]
    and this one too. Have two is very bad
      /Incompatible Software/avast!.app
      [not loaded] com.avast.AvastFileShield (1.0.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.avast.PacketForwarder (1.3) [Support]
    Update this
      HP IO: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HP IO
      Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite

  • Virus on mac mini and running slow

    My mac mini is running slow. Takes a while to open apps and sometimes does not open and I have to restart.

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:
    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)
    ☞ In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.
    The title of the Console window should be All Messages. If it isn't, select
    SYSTEM LOG QUERIES ▹ All Messages
    from the log list on the left. If you don't see that list, select
    View ▹ Show Log List
    from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then try the action that you're having trouble with again. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C. Paste into a reply to this message by pressing command-V.
    ☞ The log contains a vast amount of information, almost all of which is irrelevant to solving any particular problem. When posting a log extract, be selective. A few dozen lines are almost always more than enough.
    Please don't indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.
    Please don't post screenshots of log messages—post the text.
    ☞ Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • My mac mini is running slow.  Bought it in 2009.  Activity monitor shows nothing running that should not be.  Someone suggested it might be my operating system?  Check for software updates, and I am current.  Suggestions?

    My mac mini is running slow.  Bought it in 2009.  Activity monitor shows nothing running that should not be.  Someone suggested it might be my operating system?  Check for software updates, and I am current.  Suggestions?

    Open Activity Monitor, Show:>All Processes, sort on CPU%, see if anything using too much CPU% when this happens, click on Memory tab, do you have many Pageouts?
    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.
    Check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive in Disk Utilty by highlighting the Drive & looking at the bottom of the window.

  • HT201541 Our Mac-Mini has gotten slower and slower. Is there a utility that would help speed it up?

    Our 4 plus year old Mac-Mini has gotten slower and slower.  Is there a utility that would help speed it up or is there another?

    Hello! I’ve offered the steps below to similar posts in the past and they helped out getting to the solution (or at least find the cause). I suggest them to you too in this case. It will take you about 30 minutes or less to do these, depending on how bad the problem on your Mac is.
    The goal here is to boot your Mac to the so-called Recovery partition where you’ll have a chance to repair the disk and the disk permissions using the Disk Utility and Password Utility. This might solve your issue and even if it doesn’t- it’s still a decent maintenance step to perform. These steps won’t erase your data or reinstall your Mac in any way if you follow instructions carefully.
    Here’s how:
    1/ Make sure your computer is completely shut down.
    2/ You’ll have to be quick next: Press the Mac’s power button. As soon as you either hear the loud chime, or see the display light up - usually after a second or 2 - on your keyboard press [cmd] + [r] Keep these keys on your keyboard pressed until you either see an Apple Logo with a loading bar or a spinning gear.
    After a few minutes, you’ll be presented with a Utilities screen. This is the Recovery partition. If this step is already giving you problems, try using a USB-keyboard. It doesn’t have to be an Apple-keyboard. If you have a Windows-tailored keyboard laying around, use the “Windows-flag” key in stead of the [cmd]-key and it should also work.
    3/ Choose Disk Utility and click [continue]
    Disk Utility will display your computer’s harddrive in the left column. The default name for it is “Macintosh HD” and is usually the second one from the top. Click on it and click on the [verify disk] button. This will check your “Macintosh HD” harddrive partition for errors. If found, click [repair disk]  unless you have a Fusion drive in your Mac and it says [fix] instead of [repair disk] please tell us before you continue! For a screenshot of what I mean, check this article from Apple: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202574
    4/ Once done with the verifying or repairing of your “Macintosh HD” click [repair disk permissions]
    This will check your partition for permissions errors. A common myth about this feature is that it will fix all permissions issues on your Mac, which is not true, but it will fix most systemwide issues. Also, here is a list of error messages that you can safely ignore if they pop up:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203172
    5/ Lastly we shall do a permissions/Access Control List repair on specifically your user’s home folder with a somewhat hidden tool in the Recovery partition. Close Disk Utility and find the menu called “utilities” in the top left corner of your computer’s display. It’s in between the menus “edit” and “window” Don’t be confused with the menu called “os x utilities” 
    Choose Terminal. A somewhat old-fashioned looking window will pop up, waiting for a text command from you. This is the Terminal.
    After the # type: resetpassword and press return. Note that there is no space between ‘reset’ and ‘password’ 
    What you’ll see next is an rectangular window that gives you the option to reset passwords. We are not going to that, however. Instead, click on “Macintosh HD” at the top. In the pull-down menu below that, choose your user's accountname. Skip all the rest and at the very bottom click the [reset]-button.
    A spinning gear will appear and may stay on for a second or several minutes. It’s hard to predict exactly how long.
    If you have multiple users on your Mac, I advise you to repeat this step for all your users.
    We’re ready to reboot your Mac now. Click on the Apple Menu and choose “startup disk” Choose to boot from “Macintosh HD” Please let us know if this solved your issue, or if the steps above did not work, or could not be performed for some reason.
    If they worked I suggest you do these steps everytime your Mac becomes slow.

  • My brand new mac mini is super slow

    Dear Apple people of the world,
    I just bought a new entry-level Mac Mini to supplement by 2010 Apple Air. It's the basic model (2.5 GHZ Dual Core Intel core i5, 4gb memory, 500 gb hard drive, intel hd graphics 4000, os x mavericks). As soon as I got it I upgraded to os X 10.9.5 and migrated data from my Apple Air onto the Mac Mini, so that the hard drive is about half full with word and pdf documents. I also installed Chrome, Evernote, Dropbox and a few other apps.
    Problem: The Mac Mini is absurdly slow. Even if I have all apps and windows closed except for one or two, it takes forever to open new apps, sometimes iTunes takes a minute or two to launch, sometimes things freeze, and so on. I can't figure out why it's so slow. Loading emails, reading emails, composing emails, all takes place with significant lag. And if I have more than a few apps open, forget about it, I may as well make a coffee while I try to open a new program.
    Any idea why this might be the case? Anything I can do to fix it? The problem is complicated by the fact that I bought it last week in the USA and am now in Gwrmany, so I can't easily exchange or return or upgrade it.

    EtreCheck version: 2.0.1 (82)
    Report generated October 10, 2014 at 6:02:59 PM GMT+2
    Hardware Information: ℹ️
      Mac mini (Late 2012) (Verified)
      Mac mini - model: Macmini6,1
      1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core
      4 GB RAM Upgradeable
      BANK 0/DIMM0
      2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
      BANK 1/DIMM0
      2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
      Bluetooth: Good - Handoff supported
      Wireless:  en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Video Information: ℹ️
      Intel HD Graphics 4000 -
      DELL U2412M 1920 x 1200
    System Software: ℹ️
      OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) - Uptime: one day 6:16:15
    Disk Information: ℹ️
      APPLE HDD HTS545050A7E362 disk0 : (500.11 GB)
      S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
      EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
      Super 9 (disk0s2) /  [Startup]: 499.25 GB (256.37 GB free)
      Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>  [Recovery]: 650 MB
    USB Information: ℹ️
      Western Digital My Book 1230 3 TB
      S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
      EFI (disk2s1) <not mounted> : 315 MB
      Rescued (disk2s2) <not mounted> : 142.00 GB
      Archives External (disk2s3) <not mounted> : 147.00 GB
      Mac Clon (disk2s4) <not mounted> : 251.00 GB
      Photos Clon (disk2s5) <not mounted> : 260.00 GB
      Archives Ext BACKUP (disk2s6) <not mounted> : 150.00 GB
      Music Clon (disk2s7) <not mounted> : 400.00 GB
      Video Clon (disk2s8) <not mounted> : 350.00 GB
      Home Time Machine (disk2s9) <not mounted> : 1 TB
      Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 30.94 GB
      S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
      Cybernathrope (disk4s1) /Volumes/Cybernathrope : 30.94 GB (14.72 GB free)
      Apple Inc. iPod
      LaCie LaCie Device 500.11 GB
      S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
      EFI (disk1s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
      bernieTunes (disk1s2) /Volumes/bernieTunes : 499.76 GB (292.87 GB free)
      Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
      Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
      Apple, Inc. IR Receiver
    Thunderbolt Information: ℹ️
      Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
    Gatekeeper: ℹ️
      Mac App Store and identified developers
    Kernel Extensions: ℹ️
      /Library/Extensions
      [loaded] com.sophos.kext.sav (9.1.55 - SDK 10.7) Support
      [loaded] com.sophos.nke.swi (9.1.50 - SDK 10.8) Support
      /System/Library/Extensions
      [loaded] com.Perfect.Driver.SystemAudioRecorder (1.0.0 - SDK 10.6) Support
      [not loaded] com.cisco.nke.ipsec (2.0.1) Support
      [not loaded] com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite (1.4.20 - SDK 10.6) Support
      /System/Library/Extensions/ssuddrv.kext/Contents/PlugIns
      [not loaded] com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl (1.4.20 - SDK 10.6) Support
      [not loaded] com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData (1.4.20 - SDK 10.6) Support
      [not loaded] com.devguru.driver.SamsungMTP (1.4.20 - SDK 10.5) Support
      [not loaded] com.devguru.driver.SamsungSerial (1.4.20 - SDK 10.6) Support
    Startup Items: ℹ️
      CiscoVPN: Path: /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN
      Startup items are obsolete and will not work in future versions of OS X
    Problem System Launch Daemons: ℹ️
      [failed] com.apple.wdhelper.plist
    Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist Support
      [loaded] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist Support
      [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.uiserver.plist Support
    Launch Daemons: ℹ️
      [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist Support
      [loaded] com.barebones.authd.plist Support
      [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist Support
      [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist Support
      [loaded] com.rogueamoeba.instanton-agent.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.autoupdate.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.configuration.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.intercheck.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.notification.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.scan.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.sxld.plist Support
      [running] com.sophos.webd.plist Support
      [loaded] com.tunnelbear.mac.tbeard.plist Support
    User Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist Support
      [running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist Support
    User Login Items: ℹ️
      CultureInfo UNKNOWN (missing value)
      Google Drive UNKNOWN (missing value)
      Dropbox Application (/Applications/Dropbox.app)
      Google Chrome ApplicationHidden (/Applications/Google Chrome.app)
      fuspredownloader UNKNOWNHidden (missing value)
      Rogue Amoeba Schedule Helper ApplicationHidden (/Library/Application Support/Audio Hijack Pro/Rogue Amoeba Schedule Helper.app)
      Day-O Application (/Applications/Downloaded and Installed/Day-O/Day-O.app)
      KiesAgent ApplicationHidden (/Applications/Kies.app/Contents/MacOS/KiesAgent.app)
      EvernoteHelper Application (/Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app)
    Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      MeetingJoinPlugin: Version: (null) - SDK 10.6 Support
      nplastpass: Version: 2.5.5 Support
      o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 5.4.2.18903 Support
      Unity Web Player: Version: UnityPlayer version 3.5.1f2 - SDK 10.6 Support
      Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9
      PrintDialogExt: Version: 6.1.1 Support
      net.juniper.DSSafariExtensions: Version: (null) Support
      AdobeAAMDetect: Version: AdobeAAMDetect 2.0.0.0 - SDK 10.7 Support
      FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 15.0.0.152 - SDK 10.6 Support
      AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 11.0.09 - SDK 10.6 Support
      Silverlight: Version: 5.1.30317.0 - SDK 10.6 Support
      Flash Player: Version: 15.0.0.152 - SDK 10.6 Support
      iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0 - SDK 10.7
      googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 5.4.2.18903 Support
      QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
      AdobePDFViewer: Version: 11.0.09 - SDK 10.6 Support
      SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.0 - SDK 10.6 Support
      NPDjVu: Version: 6.1.1 Support
    User Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      Picasa: Version: 1.0 Support
    3rd Party Preference Panes: ℹ️
      Flash Player  Support
      Growl  Support
      MacFUSE  Support
    Time Machine: ℹ️
      Skip System Files: NO
      Mobile backups: ON
      Auto backup: YES
      Volumes being backed up:
      Super 9: Disk size: 499.25 GB Disk used: 242.88 GB
      Destinations:
      Time Machine Office [Local]
      Total size: 999.34 GB
      Total number of backups: 13
      Oldest backup: 2014-08-19 18:05:05 +0000
      Last backup: 2014-09-19 14:30:15 +0000
      Size of backup disk: Adequate
      Backup size 999.34 GB > (Disk used 242.88 GB X 3)
      Untitled 1 [Local]
      Total size: 999.86 GB
      Total number of backups: 59
      Oldest backup: 2011-07-26 17:23:47 +0000
      Last backup: 2014-08-16 12:28:32 +0000
      Size of backup disk: Adequate
      Backup size 999.86 GB > (Disk used 242.88 GB X 3)
      Time Machine [Local]
      Total size: 1 TB
      Total number of backups: 83
      Oldest backup: 2011-07-26 17:23:47 +0000
      Last backup: 2014-10-08 17:12:11 +0000
      Size of backup disk: Adequate
      Backup size 1 TB > (Disk used 242.88 GB X 3)
    Top Processes by CPU: ℹ️
          8% WindowServer
          6% Calendar
          2% Found
          2% Google Chrome
          1% Dock
    Top Processes by Memory: ℹ️
      176 MB thunderbird
      86 MB Google Chrome
      86 MB GotFound
      82 MB Mail
      73 MB AdobeAcrobat
    Virtual Memory Information: ℹ️
      254 MB Free RAM
      1.05 GB Active RAM
      1.04 GB Inactive RAM
      779 MB Wired RAM
      20.22 GB Page-ins
      2.18 GB Page-outs

  • My mac mini is incredibly slow, but I have plenty of memory available.  Why?

    Why?My mac mini is incredibly slow, but I have plenty of memory available. My machine has 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 for Memory.  Any idea what I can do?

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:
    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)
    ☞ In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
    ☞ Open LaunchPad and start typing the name.
    The title of the Console window should be All Messages. If it isn't, select
              SYSTEM LOG QUERIES ▹ All Messages
    from the log list on the left. If you don't see that list, select
              View ▹ Show Log List
    from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then take an action that isn't working the way you expect. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C. Paste into a reply to this message by pressing command-V.
    The log contains a vast amount of information, almost all of which is irrelevant to solving any particular problem. When posting a log extract, be selective. A few dozen lines are almost always more than enough.
    Please don't indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.
    Please don't post screenshots of log messages—post the text.
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