1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 10, 2013 1:30 PM by Linc Davis
sdaniel5 Level 1 (10 points)

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion my Mail program is doing some quirky things.  The one I would like to change immediately if I can is that when I am composing an email, the response to my typing is OK as long as I don't pause, but if I pause to think how to say the next sentence, or next part of the sentence, it does not pick right up when I start typing again.  It seems to just sit there, but in fact it must be doing something because it will suddenly catch up with whatever I had been typing.  Well and good as long as I'm not typing typo mistakes because I won't see what I did until it decides to catch up.  Is there some setting that's gone peculiar that I could change to correct this?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,495 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, by a peripheral device, or by corruption of certain system caches.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. Note: If FileVault is enabled on some models, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.
    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including sound output and  Wi-Fi on certain iMacs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.