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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Help, window's won't close properly/accurately

I'm having an issue with the windows/finder on my mac. I can't click the close button,empty button, minimize button, or enlarge button without fondling with the window for a bit. It seems to be disable for a while (that's the best way I can explain it). The other buttons like bookmarks, perform tasks, and view options are working perfectly fine. It's just the main buttons on the window/finder.

If anyone has a solution for this, I'd appreciate the help.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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With what device and HOW (tap, click) are you clicking on the icons?
What exact Mac and Mac OS X version do you have?


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Old Apr 17, 2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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I'm using an IMac, osx ver 10.6.7.
I'm just clicking the close button on the upper left (x). sometimes I click on it and it doesn't want to close. Then I have to just move the window a couple of times and then it closes. If that makes any sense.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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I have the same problem

Every 4-th time I try to press a window frame button
(red, yellow or green one) it doesn't react.

It happens when you first click at a region where the symbols
(x _ +) show up but not exactly into the circle of a round button
(or slightly to the left of the red button or to the right of the green).

If you then move the mouse into a near button it is blocked
and doesn't react on clicking anymore (even on multiple clicks).

Then normally you have to move the mouse out of the button
and then try again (otherwise the button remains blocked and
doesn't react on clicking).

Actually one sees this bug on every Mac window.

It's quite annoying. Where can I fill a bug report for Apple?

(Mac OS X 10.6.7)

Last edited by macuser111; Apr 18, 2011 at 02:33 PM. Reason: more preceise description
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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I'm having this exact same issue on Lion 10.7.3.

Is there any solution?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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I'm having this exact same issue on Lion 10.7.3.

Is there any solution?
Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?

Have you tried deleting "com.apple.finder.plist" in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / yet?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?

Have you tried deleting "com.apple.finder.plist" in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / yet?
It's quite sporadic, so I don't really have time to login to another account and just wait for it to happen.

What will happen, should I delete that plist file?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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It's quite sporadic, so I don't really have time to login to another account and just wait for it to happen.

What will happen, should I delete that plist file?
The PLIST files is a preference file, it should reset any strange settings, if that is the cause of the problem.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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The PLIST files is a preference file, it should reset any strange settings, if that is the cause of the problem.
I'll give that a go.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 08:25 PM   #10
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Update?

This just started for me using mountain lion with all the latest updates. Anyone ever find a solution?

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