Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Frequent Program Crashes

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Frequent Program Crashes

    Hey everyone, I'm new here so I'm not sure if this has been discussed before or not, if so please point me in the right direction. Anyways, I am experiencing frequent crashes with a couple of my programs, mainly Dreamweaver 8 and Illustrator CS2. Sometimes it gets to the point where they crash as soon as they are finished loading. I am running these on a Mac PowerBook G4 with OSX 10.4.8 with 1.25 Gb of ram. Has anyone experienced this similar problem or know what could be wrong?

  • #2
    The first thing to try is repairing permissions with Apple's Disk Utility, which is located in the Applications>Utility folder. Launch it, and then click on the icon of your hard drive, and select Repair Permissions (don't bother with Verify Permissions).

    There could also be some bloated caches, fonts in particular. If you turn your computer off, there are also some routine maintenance scripts that the OS runs which are not being run, because they generally take place very late at night (provided the machine is on, not sleeping, logged out or shutdown). If you would prefer not to leave your machine on all the time, there are several free and/or shareware utilities that will perform these functions for you. They're referred to in this article from Macworld. I use one called Tweak Freak.

    Hope that helps. Keep us posted.
    "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

    Comment

    Search

    Collapse

    Advertisement

    Collapse

    Latest Topics

    Collapse

    • kemingMatters
      Comment on Questions about your graphic design CV
      kemingMatters
      Why does it have to be converted to PDF from word? you can get much more reasonable PDF file sizes when exporting from inDesign. Most of those max file size limits are 2mb, you should be able create a...
      Today, 01:01 PM
    • joshnx
      Reply to Questions about your graphic design CV
      joshnx
      .
      It's really helpful to know you have been on both sides i.e applying as well as hiring, so I will stick to your advice about keeping it plain. Thanks.



      That might...
      Today, 12:48 PM
    • Cosmo
      Reply to How to achieve this business card look on the text? On CS6
      Cosmo
      It looks like it's supposed to be a spot glass coating on a matte card. No great way to simulate that in InDesign. Best way to make it happen is call the printer that is printing it and ask them, but...
      Today, 12:43 PM
    • salsa
      Reply to Questions about your graphic design CV
      salsa
      ​1.Which is a better format for your resume? .doc or .pdf?
      The one that gets you an interview.

      ​2.Do you go plain or creative?
      I go with the version that will get...
      Today, 12:14 PM
    • HotButton
      Comment on Transform Palette in Illustrator CS
      HotButton
      Good god, the Illustrator user forum has an unending flow of posts complaining about the ill effects of Align to Pixel Grid on ... print-destined files.

      ''Parts of my book cover artwork keep...
      Today, 11:55 AM

    GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
    Working...
    X