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Program not Responding [Comic]

More mouse clicks will ‘solve that problem’ even faster!

Program not Responding [via Neatorama]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/15/13

Comments (16)

  1. Balázs

    Yeah.This is almost always working.
    If it isn’t,then try to shout at the monitor.

  2. indianacarnie


  3. Ya YA

    If’ you’ve ever run a bad app or got a bad Internet connection then you’ve probably DONE IT!

    Although the solution we see here would be new.

  4. Ya YA

    … And with that said, it’s time ONCE AGAIN for me to go nuclear with my Windows box. Too much bad code by all those moronic geniuses have clogged my system. Just for starters, Media Center seems to have got a mind of it’s own and wants to record 30 minute shows in 8 minute segments. Firefox is starting to fail and my Network components seem to only be able to find drivers every other boot. So there’s really nothing left to do blow it all out like a big giant constipated digital dump!

    If only I 317 clicks was all it took then it might not be so painful, but I’m sure it will take a lot more!

  5. NSDCars5

    My best solution: hold the power button for 5 secs. Problem solved! XD

  6. KBPrez

    I absolutely HATE that message! I used to bang on my mouse out of frustration, but of course that never mattered. Now I get up and walk away. If it’s still there when I come back, I do what @NSDCars5 does!!!

  7. JackCrow

    Try fixing the Outlook that way, leave to lose your e-mail.

  8. btc9909

    Take it Geek Squad, you’re local Pizza Techs.

  9. alan

    yes! and in worst case scenarios I have found slamming my wireless keyboard on my desk can help as well…but now I have to fix the little feet that hold it at an angle! :)

  10. Alex R

    I have threaten the computer and have counted down from 10 with my finger on the power button, and I swear it unhoses itself around 3 everytime!

  11. David

    Get a screwdriver and sit it beside the computer where the monitor can see it.

    Say in a calm, quiet tone “I’m not afraid to use it, you know.”

    Wait for the problem to resolve itself.

  12. Herb

    @David. That is freaking hilarious!

  13. Ushindi

    So either I haven’t clicked enough or I’ve clicked too much? I’ll have to start keeping count…lol

  14. bedlamb

    2 David

    “I’m afraid I can’t let you do that Dave.”

  15. Sharon

    Maybe the good ol’ heave-ho might work better ;)

  16. E,W.

    Even the 3-finger salute (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) doesn’t work anymore.

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