I've never seen this before!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dagless, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Ok i was dragging over an MP3 to throw into iTunes when all of a sudden the mouse goes mental and in a split second all my dock gets messed up. but look! what the hell has happened?! the finder icon just... well... dropped off! clicking on it does nothing. i dont want to restart either, or relaunch Finder... i feel special :p

    also i'd like to say that for some strange reason mouse clicking becomes disabled every so often. its only happened twice, but i can move my mouse and still use hot-corners with expose. but i cant click anything. relaunching Finder does nothing.

    have i broken OSX :(
     

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  2. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    k

    u may have to restart probably a glitch should not happen again (fingers crossed)
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    This seems to be happening more ofte lately. I can remember at least 3 other times someone reported this behavior.

    try resetting the dock.
     
  4. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Strange, you might need to clear out the dock.plst files, do you have any dock-altering app in use?
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried restarting the dock? "killall Dock" in terminal I think is the command.

    Or just log out and log back in, that will also restart it.
     
  6. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

    macOSX-tastic

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    wow, straaange.....

    deffo shouldnt happen though, restart restart RESTART!


    tastic
     
  7. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I'v had that happen before. Just a quick restart fixes it.
     
  8. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    im not sure but it might have something to do with the file known as "peep show" you have there. if its not a bad file then it should be...
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    "killall Dock" from the terminal (Dock capitalized) should also resolve this sort of issue.
     
  10. Eluon macrumors regular

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    and while your at it, clean off some of that HD! You are running outa space buddy!
     
  11. allegrocm macrumors member

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    Mouse clicks sometimes stop working due to mouse keys

    If you turn on mouse keys (hitting option five times) like I do when I'm far away from my mouse, then sometimes its clicks get stuck or something. To fix it, turn mouse keys on and tap 5 on the keypad. That always fixes the problem for me.

    Ken
     
  12. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    hah! i knew somebody would pick up on that. its a Channel 4 comedy over here. very smart show, its just these 2 guys but you hear what they're thinking.

    cheers for the help guys! restarts fix everything yea. its fine now :) although i do miss my detached Finder icon... *sniffs*
     

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