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Old Sep 3, 2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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reset the finder?

Is it possible to reset/restart the Finder? I've been having problems with the finder window automatically opening when I start up my computer.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 02:24 AM   #2
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There are ways to reset the Finder but that's probably not going to help... Check your Login Items in System Preferences for anything that may be causing this. Also check a folder named StartupItems to see if it lists anything that'll be making Finder show on startup.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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That happens to me if I leave the finder window open when I turn off my computer. Maybe that's your problem. I know it seems obvious, but it took me a while to figure it out.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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davidg4781, if you're talking about sleep mode then the machine will come back with everything on the screen in the same position you left it in before putting it to sleep. Shutting down a Mac with a Finder window open shouldn't mean it starts with the Finder window up though.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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Yes, I understand how the sleep function works, and that it leaves everything where it is.

I just tried it now, and it worked like I said. I had a bunch of apps open, along with a Finder window. I shut down using the shortcut keys, and turned it back on. Everything was closed except a Finder window, and I don't even think it was where I left it.

Maybe mine's messed up too, but I never thought so. I just have to remember to close the Finder window before shutting down, or close it after it starts back up.

I noticed this first when installing software that needed restarting.
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Last week, there were a few times when Finder opened windows that were in use when I initiated a shutdown. This was right after I finally updated QuickTime and iTunes along with a printer/scanner installation and uninstallation. After a couple of shutdown & boot cycles, everything seems to be back to normal. It was a bit annoying when it was happening though.

Actually, I should check it again to make sure it is really gone. I usually close all windows before shutdown, so I may not have noticed it if it started happening again.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 03:47 PM   #7
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you can relaunch the finder by hitting option-command-escape and selecting Finder and clicking Relaunch. But i dont know if this will help.
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