Dock magnification freezes...

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    Every once in a while the dock magnification will freeze. It will be stuck on magnified in one spot with out my mouse over it.

    Any fix for this or is a restart required?

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  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Open Terminal and type "killall Dock".

    Or open Activity Monitor and force quit the Dock process. Both are located in your Utilities folder.
     
  3. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this problem, but the magnification just wont work. I de-select/select turn magnification on and it still doesn't work. Do I need to do the same thing to cure it?
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    You can try, I don't know if it will help but it won't hurt.
     
  5. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I'll at least try it next time, and if it doesn't, I'll just restart...
     
  6. macguysoft macrumors member

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  7. Mr.Somebody macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem with Leopard's dock.
    killall Dock doesn't help, neither do the reboots.
    I even tried deleting dock.plist, but it only affected the icons in the dock, not its behaviour.

    What can I do now?
     
  8. srollans macrumors newbie

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    Dock magnification freezes...

    I solved this problem with a tip from another thread. If you're using a cordless mouse (like me), try unplugging and reinserting the USB plug.

    The "killall Dock" and Activity Monitor force-quit tips did nothing, and neither did a reboot. But the unplug-replug of my cordless mouse fixed it. Hopefully, it will only happen very occasionally.

    Hope that helps!
     
  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Ditto.
     
  10. mistymoon86 macrumors newbie

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  11. srollans macrumors newbie

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    Repeat: If you're using a cordless mouse, simply unplug it and plug it in again. That fixed it for me.
     
  12. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  13. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    How do you unplug a cordless mouse?

    And revived 4 years later. Let's see Jesus do that!
     

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