genie effect is screwed up, finder crashes (screenshot included)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tekmoe, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    Feb 12, 2005
    #1
    on my gf's powerbook, when she tries to minimize a window, 25% of the time it will get stuck.

    http://www.tekmoe.com/screwedup.png

    the windows stays like that until you try to do something else. then it disappears and goes to the bottom like it should. i have no idea why the hell it does this.

    also, her finder will crash quite often. eternal beachball and we end up having to reboot the f*cking thing.

    i have created a new profile for her and copied her ical, itunes, and iphoto data. i have my own profile on this laptop and i have NEVER had this problem. i am thinking there is something in her profile that is causing it to screw up. it's really pissing me off and i am unsure of what to do.

    thx
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Well, I'd start by repairing permissions if you haven't already and then move onto removing preference files, in particular com.apple.finder.plist and com.apple.dock.plist which will both need a restart (or a log out/log in) afterwards. :)
     
  3. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

    macrlz9

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    Long Island, NY
    #3
    the genie effect getting stuck happens when the dock resets. you know that happens when the dock disappears for a second and comes back, if it does that right when u minimize it will freeze it.
     

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