Right Click crashes.....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rapps, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. rapps macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    Anytime I'm in Finder a right click crashes Tiger. I can right click in any apps and be fine, but when I'm in Finder a right click causes havoc. WTF?!
  2. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

    Jan 6, 2005
    So Cal
  3. rapps thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    Thanks for the suggestion, but apologies for the stupid question! What is disk permissions? Is it in Disk Utility in the utilities folder?
  4. rapps thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    I verified and repaired, but the problem still persists. Has anyone had this particular issue?
  5. iIra macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    You could switch to Windows. That would solve the right-clicking problem. You would just need to be able to put up with viruses, antivirus software, defragging regularly, and getting a BSOD when you try to defrag. Oh, and it would crash when you right-click.:D

    On a more serious note, good luck.

    BTW I've heard a lot of people suggest repairing permissions when someone has a problem, and if you look at the reply it seems like it never helps. What's the deal?
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try removing com.apple.finder.plist from the Preferences folder and restarting (immediately).

    It's a simple, trouble-free first step that sometimes works. I've seen it solve a few problems but you're right, it's not always as helpful as it could be. :p
  7. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    Go to /Library/Contextual Menu Items and see if there is anything (3rd party stuff) in there. If there is, try removing whatever is in there then check to see of the problem persists.

    If that clears up the problem, then try adding back (one at a time, if applicable) any items you removed until you find the one that was causing the trouble. Get rid of that one.

    I remember hearing that Stuffit installs a contextual menu item that's been problematic. If you installed Stuffit (the full version, not just the free expander which doesn't install a contextual menu item) then that might be a good place to start.

    You can also check your home directory library and see of there is a contextual menu folder there. If there is, same drill as above.
  8. rapps thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    Amazing! Stuffit was the culprit!
  9. offlander macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2006
    AutoTagTools.plugin was my problem

    Oooops. Missed the answer above in my haste. Well, just in case anyone else has this problem, the answer isn't always Stuffit so keep trying different plugins until it works.

    Same thing happening here. It's not a Finder prefs thing. It's a problem Contextual Menu Items thing.

    My problem plugin was: AutoTagTools.plugin

    In /Library/Contextual Menu Items, first get rid of Stuffit if it's in there. It always causes a problem. Then start removing them one by one, log out and back in, and see if the problem persists. One of those plugins are causing your problem and when you find the problem child it will totally fix your problem.

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