Can't input text into Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikefly, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. mikefly macrumors regular

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    Heya..

    So, spotlight works fine, but when I try to use the finder search function, it won't allow me to type anything.

    This is frustrating.

    Any ideas?

    Mike
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Try restarting...and repairing permissions (in disk utility)
     
  3. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    mikefly

    thanks.. rebooting did the trick.. (duh).. dunno why I can't grasp that rebooting the computer will help.

    I know that with a PC it'll work.. I guess I expect these macs to be better.

    I've had this thing less than 2 weeks and although it's really pretty! it still seems quite buggy.

    Couldn't find repair permissions - what is that?

    Mike
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Repair permissions is a general fix-all

    You can find it by opening up the application called Disk Utility, clicking your hard disk and then clicking 'repair disk permissions'
     
  5. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    ty

    sweet.. glad to know this.. methinks there may be a learning curve on this machine.

    had a 4+ pages of errors.. how on earth is this even possible after 10 days?

    I guess this should be part of regular maintenance.. Any other key maintenance I should know about?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     

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