Dock won't magnify after 10.4.4 update

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  1. am1971 macrumors member

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    Just did the update to 10.4.4 and now the dock won't magnify when I move the mouse over applications. When I click one it magnifies it and stays magnified till I click into another application.

    Any hints to try and fix this?

    Edit: Just noticed that in Mail.app when you hovered over an address in an email you'd received it had a kind of blue highlight box. That doesn't appear any more either.
     
  2. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    have you checked to make sure that dock magnification is turned on?
     
  3. am1971 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes! It's not just dock magnification, it seems like all mouse-over effects are affected.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried the following basics....

    Repair permissions, shut down, restart.

    It could be that some of the libraries associated with Cocoa that provide these effects did not work correctly, because of permissions issues....
     
  5. am1971 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, tried all that. Although I'll give it another try to see if it makes any difference.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Another thing to try might be to try downloading the combo updater (the big download that can upgrade any version of 10.4 to 10.4.4) from Apple and reinstall it?
     
  7. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    yes this has happened to me it seems to be a glitch of some sort, all i did was reboot and it was working but it keeps coming back some times
     
  8. madtodaimax macrumors member

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    something like this happened to me too. i couldnt get my dock to become viewable, i have autohide on. turned it off and on and it was fine
     
  9. am1971 thread starter macrumors member

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    Reinstalled the update, repaired permissions, restarted, put the left leg, the right leg out, the lot.

    Still the same. Not a terrible problem but annoying.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay... so now... short of doing the rest of the hokey pokey... ;)

    Mmmm, what do you have installed on your system, if anything, in terms of third party drivers, enhancements to the OS, modifications, tweaks, haxies, etc, or programs that are always or almost always running?

    And one more question...you've been very detailed about the things that are not working. I want you to check one more: Use Exposé and / or summon the Dashboard. Do you see more dropped frames in the animation than you think you used to? If your Mac used to have the ripple effect (i.e. has a CoreImage graphics card), do you see it still? The reason I ask is that it's possible this has something to do with availability of video ram. Some of these effects get turned off when video ram gets very spare....
     
  11. am1971 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dashboard and Exposé animations work fine but previously when I put my mouse in the bottom left corner it activated my screensaver. This doesn't work now.

    Also, when I open an application from the dock it opens it behind the current application. Previously it would bring the application I'd just clicked to the front.
     
  12. leolobato macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if you've found the solution for this already, but I had the same trouble with the dock on 10.4.5, and couldn't fixed even with a combo upgrade to 10.4.6.

    On another forum i've found a thread that solved the issue.
    Just open terminal and type:

    sudo kill -HUP `ps ax | grep Dock.app | grep -v grep | awk '{print $1}'`

    It will restart the dock.
    Hope that helps. :D
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For what it's worth, "killall Dock" is much easier to remember! :eek: ;) :D

    *runs and hides*
     
  14. philsown macrumors newbie

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    same problem - is there a fix?

    Hello, I have all of the symptoms described in this thread.

    * dock won't un "auto hide" when the mouse is near it
    * dock won't magnify
    * other mouse tracking effects do not work, like when i click a menu to open it, the mouse will not highlight items on the menu as i move the mouse over it.
    * applications load in the background, not the foreground

    this seems to be a mouse or system problem, not a dock problem

    i also have tried all of the fixes recommended here and in one other web forum, to no avail.

    * i rebooted several times
    * i deleted the com.apple.doc.plist file (fresh dock, same wrong behaviour)
    * killall Dock
    * rebuild permissions

    has anyone found a solution to this problem? this problem has affected my interaction with the computer greatly and it's highly annoying :) (since i just got used to how the mac works)

    i'm using a new macbook, apple osx 10.4.7, nothing installed that would modify the dock.

    this behaviour started only after a day when the mac locked on the spinner until the battery ran out...?
     
  15. wiggoney macrumors newbie

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    Mouseover events broken

    Me, too. I traced the problem to a malfunctioning Logitech cordless mouse.

     
  16. tschew macrumors newbie

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    Definately a mouse driver problem.

    Hi, I had the same problem but in Leopard. All mouse over effects spontaneously disappeared and stayed off even through reboots.

    Once I unplugged and re-plugged my mouse, everything worked fine again.

    I suppose if you're on a laptop then plugging in an external mouse might help.

    Hope this helps!
     
  17. lakiolen macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me with my Logitech wireless mouse. I would have never thought that would be the cause!
     
  18. platinum12101 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Thank You Thank You

    I was about to reinstall OSX. I had the same issue and re-inserting the logitech mouse dongle fixed the issue.
     
  19. alwayshime macrumors newbie

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    Same here!

    I just bought the newest version of the Macbook pro, the one that came out in April or something. I just got it two days ago and when I first started the laptop, the dock never magnified when I hovered my mouse over it. It still hasn't since, which I've restarted the laptop four times already for normal use. I don't understand why this feature isn't working. I havent installed anything yet. Did they just take it out?

    NEVER MIND I FIXED IT. The magnification was just set off.
     
  20. Gretch macrumors newbie

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    Logitech mouse was the problem

    Brilliant - thanks for the solution!
     

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