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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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I recently installed an SSD into the optical drive of my MacBook Pro and I put the OS and all my apps on it (my Documents folder is symbolically linked from my HDD to my SSD). I've noticed that when I open TextEdit I cannot create a new file, it just says "TextEdit not responding" and I have to force quit. I safe-booted and it does the same thing. Help :/
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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How did you get or install or clone all your OS X System and its apps onto the SSD?

And do you have another copy of TextEdit you can try and use? Like from a backup maybe?

Also, does it work if you drag & drop an existing TextEdit file or any other text type document into the TextEdit.app icon?

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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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Try it from a different user profile. If problem persists, then try a permissions repair from safe boot mode. If problem does not carry across to a different user profile. Go to Users>YourUserName>Library>Preferences and remove the text edit .plist file.
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How did you get or install or clone all your OS X System and its apps onto the SSD?

And do you have another copy of TextEdit you can try and use? Like from a backup maybe?

Also, does it work if you drag & drop an existing TextEdit file or any other text type document into the TextEdit.app icon?
I'm having the same problem with Pages as well.

I used Carbon Copy Cloner and copied my System and Apps over (I just selected a full clone and I subtracted my Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Movies and Photos folders).

A TextEdit.app that is on my external from a PPC Leopard backup worked in Mountain Lion flawlessly. A Pages.app (4.0.5) that is on my external from that same backup also "works" in ML, it's just really buggy. By works, I mean I can start a new document successfully.

Existing TextEdit/Pages docs work perfectly with ML's TextEdit and Pages respectively, they just freeze up when creating a new document. I have to force quit the apps to exit out of them.
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Try it from a different user profile. If problem persists, then try a permissions repair from safe boot mode. If problem does not carry across to a different user profile. Go to Users>YourUserName>Library>Preferences and remove the text edit .plist file.
I did all this, yet the problem still remains
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I wonder if it's due to having the SSD in the optical drive of your MacBook Pro, but seems doubtful???

Maybe time to consider downloading and installing the appropriate Mac OS X COMBO update?

If you do, after it's downloaded, I'd suggest a shut down and boot up into Safe Boot Mode, run Disk Utility to do the repairs and verify first and then run the installer.

And maybe run the DU repairs/verify again and then restart and run Software Update for anything new needed.
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I have solved it!

I noticed that my fans were going faster than normal, so I checked Activity Monitor and saw a process called "ubd" that was taking up 99% of my CPU. I googled "ubd OS X" and I found this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...rt=15&tstart=0
I deleted /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Ubiquity.framework/Versions/A/Support/ubd this caused my fans to chill out and ubd now takes up 0.0% cpu! I killed 2 birds with one stone- I noticed that Pages and TextEdit now finally work properly! I'm just gonna reboot now for good measure.
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