desktop & windows keep popping from front to back

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by QueenMadge, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. QueenMadge macrumors newbie

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    I have a display issue that is driving me nuts. I am sure it is something simple but I don't know where to look to fix it. My display will pop windows back and forth from in front to back and once its activated it won't stop. I am sure it is a system preference somewhere but I would love to turn it off. I want to be able to pull the back window forward on my own not have the computer do it. It seemed to go nuts after I pulled the widget thingys forward by clicking on the round button on the top of my mouse. I am a windows to mac converter so if I'm not calling something by its appropriate name please forgive the misnaming. TIA


    Edited to add I have a intel iMac
    Margot
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Can you replicate this by pressing F9, F10 or F11? If so, then it sounds like Exposé is causing you grief and I'd look in System Preferences, under Dashboard & Exposé to turn off the Active Screen Corners using the drop down lists. I might be on the wrong track, but it sounds like you might be accidentally invoking Exposé using hot corners.

    If I am wrong (happens all the time, way too often for my liking), then maybe post a screen shot of what's happening. You can do this by using the keyboard shortcut COMMAND-SHIFT-3 where COMMAND is the key with an Apple symbol on it. :)
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    My guess is the side buttons on the Mighty Mouse activating Exposé. You can turn that behaviour off in System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Mouse
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    *Slaps head*

    Yeah, or that. I forgot about Mighty Mouse. :eek:

    Good work. :)
     

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