bounce, bounce, bounce

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Akatechon, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Akatechon macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Running OSX 10.2.3 on a 733MHZ G4 and the finder icon bounces constantly, sometimes bringing itself to the front, for no apparent reason, even when no other apps are running.

    There is no error message or anything, just bounces away, annoyingly, all day long, any ideas anyone?
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    try restarting the finder...go to apple menu>force quit and click the finder and then relaunch
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Hmm.. that is odd... even if the Finder was not launching correctly, it should stop after 83 bounces.....
     
  4. benixau macrumors 65816

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    #4
    try trashing its preferences file.

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    that fixed a lot of things.
     
  5. Akatechon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, however, that file is already missing. which means?
     
  6. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    It means it's not automatically creating a prefs file like it should. Boot into 9, back up, and reinstall the system.
     

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