I am experiencing a strange problem in that when I am typing in Scrivener, usually for at least an hour or so, then at some point, which seems random, I am logged off the computer and returned to the logon screen. So far this has happened to me three times now, so its starting to get a little worrying. The thing is that I am not 100% sure that Scrivener is in any way to blame so I thought I would post here and check first, so that you can help me cross Scrivener off the list and I will look else where.
The info that I have about this problem is as follows;
The first time it happened to me was about a month ago but as I was having problems with that current install (It was originally Leopard with a Snow Leopard update), I decided to do a clean install of Snow Leopard.
It’s happened two more times since, both in the last two weeks. The computer is a Macbook Pro, Unibody, Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz with 8GB of ram and is running a clean install of Snow Leopard with all of the updates applied. Scrivener is also newly downloaded with the most recent update applied.
On both occasions while writing I was writing in the standard scrivener window, not in fullscreen mode, there were no other applications open on the desktop, in the background, textexpander, Dropbox, Know, F.lux, Boom, Alarms, Simple battery, Launchbar, HardwareGrowler and Growl are running.
The problem always occurs after I have been typing consistently for some length of time, it seems to be at least an hour. By consistently I mean non-stop typing, on the times where I type something, pause for a bit to think, write something else, pause etc, everything seems to be fine.
The exact problem is that in the middle of writing, the screen turns blue and then I am returned to the logon screen.
I suspect the issue lies elsewhere and I am going to try reinstalling the latest osx update via the combo updater to see if that helps, I have also noticed when I look in the console that there are quite a few errors relating to the com.apple.Dock.agent, which is interesting as I’m not running an app that needs to show live updates in the dock and also /usr/libexec/hidd IOHIDEventQueueEnqueue: Error enqueuing memory, which I think may actually be the culprit.
I’d welcome any thoughts or comments that any of you may have, thankfully Scrivener has a good backup system built in, so at most I lost a sentence or two of work but it’s still quite frustrating.
Thanks for any help.