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Mathematica 4.0.1 Front End crashes my Mac

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  • Subject: [mg20080] Mathematica 4.0.1 Front End crashes my Mac
  • From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc at>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 03:33:33 -0400
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I'm running a stable OS 8.6 system. After starting and then quitting the
Front-End (4.0.1), my Mac will crash as soon as I click on any menu bar
( say, of the finder). MacsBug shows I am in _InitProcMenu. This is 100%
reproducible and I don't even have to do anything in the front end -
just start and quit. I then have to reboot my Mac. Interestingly every
app crashes during the reboot process. No other app causes problems like
Has anyone else seen something similar?

Andrew Cunningham
Vibro-Acoustic Sciences
andrewc at

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