Preview Application Freezing on Mac

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I was editing my homework reading assignments on the program Preview; however, it began to freeze not letting me save nor quit.

Most of the readings that my professors assigned get open automatically with the program Preview.

Since it seems to be a sort of picture, I edit my text (picture) with a few icons such as underlining and adding a note on the side of the text.

I do not want to force to quit the program since I am afraid that my notes within the texts will get lost.

What should I do?

I quit Microsoft and Chrome that were also open.

If I do force to quit Preview, will the program automatically save my editions within the text?

Or should I let it continue to undue the freeze on its own?

A colorful wheel is what appears in place of the mouse every time I aim to switch the pages on the text, quit and/or save.

Please advise me on what is best in this situation.

Thank you!

Best Answer by marsh watson
Answered By 0 points N/A #84853

Preview Application Freezing on Mac


Unfortunately if you force quit, doesn't matter how you do this, your data will never be saved. in my situation i had to update my software or IOS to a newer versions-there is a possibility that some bugs are fixed.

Or search for a different version and reinstall it.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #84854

Preview Application Freezing on Mac


This seems to be an issue with your Default Mac picture preview software.

You can follow any of these techniques to get the issue resolved;

Solution 1: Update your Default software using official Mac update utility and this will fix all the bugs if any in the application.

Solution 2: You can use any third party application designed for similar tasks. Picasa photo viewer is one of the best applications.

Answered By 0 points N/A #84855

Preview Application Freezing on Mac


Try to quit Preview normally, if that does not work, then force quit it. Then, click the Option key and hold it until the library option goes away. Select library from the Go menu.

After that, go to Saved Applications and delete “" folder.

Then right-click, and choose "Show Original".

When you have finished the process, re-launch Preview.

Hopefully it works.


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