1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 3:30 PM by rpqdcikp
ludwigthebadass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Sometimes when I try to shut-down my 2012 13" MacBook Air, it just doesn't.

I leave it for five minutes, and when I come back it still hasn't shut-down.


So I open an app, for example Safari, and it displays a dialog window saying "Shut-down was interrupted by the Application 'Safari'.


I try again, and still the same outcome.


The only way I can get it to finally turn off is either if I hold down the power button (which isn't recommended on a regular basis) or keep using my Mac until finallt it decides to shut down, which can take up to hours.


Is anyone else experiencing the same? How can I fix this?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • rpqdcikp Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Most likely what is happening is there is an application running in the background that is not allowing the computer to shut down.


    Try clicking on the little apple in the upper left hand corner

    Go to force quit

    Make sure all applications are forced closed except Finder


    then try and shut down.