Can't Minimize Application/File

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wiggy4ever, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. wiggy4ever macrumors member

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    Sometimes a program won't let me minimize it using the yellow dash. This problem happens once or twice a week to some random programs, and the only way to fix it is to reboot my computer. Any idea what causes this?

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    1. Make sure you update OS X. This was a problem in versions before 10.4.2.
    2. I hear this is a side effect of illegally installing Front Row.
     
  3. wiggy4ever thread starter macrumors member

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  4. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Like always try to verify/repair permissions. After that make sure your OS is up to date. Let us know what you find out.
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    This problem remained for me in 10.4.2. I'm optimistic that they've fixed it in 10.4.3.
     
  6. wiggy4ever thread starter macrumors member

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    the problem still occurs for me in 10.4.3 and ive update/repaired everything
     
  7. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I've had that happen before too...seems to occur when you switch between windows/applications a lot. No idea why.
     
  8. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    If the yellow button is missing, ⌘+M does the job to minimize. :D
     
  9. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    That's good to know (I was too lazy to figure that out). But I still think Apple should fix this.
     

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