After installing OSX Mountain Lion I noticed that my Mac Book Pro was getting extremely hot and battery life was poor at best. Seems I was not alone.
After googling (if that’s a verb), I discovered one of several solutions:
- You’ve got a Citrix type client installed which is running in the background (see this thread)
- You have Office 2008 or 2011 and Spotlight is having an issue with indexing (see this thread)
- You need to reset your SMC (see this Apple KB item) – this is not as likely as the others.
I have gone through all three and so far it seems to have cooled the laptop. I’ve also noticed that Flash/Shockwave sometimes hangs with high CPU – with the new changes I need to evaluate if that’s still a problem, but figured in the meantime I’d share how to potentially fix your Lion woes.
Update 1: After performing steps 1-3 I noticed improvement in battery life – until I started to use Chrome with a site using Flash and suddenly Shockwave was going crazy with CPU and memory usage. Again, it’s not just me. If anyone has ideas please comment below.