Not going back to Finder

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tortex, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. tortex, Jun 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013

    macrumors member

    May 21, 2009

    So my new Air is being odd, if I'm in safari and I quit with the keyboard, the finder will not be selected even if it's now the only running app. Never had this before on any Mac. I have to switch back to the finder to get the menu etc. Is this a known bug?

    Plus, my battery life is nowhere near 12 hours estimated, more like 6.

    EDIT: Also, if I take any window and go to drag it and the cursor enter the finders menu, the system becomes very slow. Nothing major but odd.
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Are you sure you're quitting Safari or just closing the window? Closing the window does not quit the application.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2009
    I'm quitting. It's not just Safari, it's every application. I've never seen it before, I've been using Apple systems since OS8.
  4. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    I wish OSX automatically quits an App when the last window is closed, just like Windows! <gasp> Feels more "natural" to me.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2009
    Let me clarify: open ANY app. Use CMD+Q to quit back to Finder. You now have a Finder menu bar on the top of your screen yes?

    I dont. Ever. Unless I then select the finder manually.
  6. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    What's on the menu bar since Finder is not?
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2009
    I have no Finder bar, that's the problem, I just have wallpaper. The Finder is not selected so CMD+Space to Spotlight etc does nothing.
  8. macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Try making a new user account and see if the problem exists there. If it does it's probably a problem with your user, and not a system issue.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2009
    Yep, creating a new account then deleting it fixed the problem. :)
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2010
    My new MBA 13" had the same issue too. Software update fixed it.

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