Apps keep minimizing to desktop

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by martosprint, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have a little problem with apps minimizing to the desktop when moving the mouse around. In other words I have Safari browser and email apps open, and when moving the mouse around in the browser both the mail and the browser will minimize to the desktop on top of the wallpaper. Both apps minimize to about the size 9x5 on the desktop. I then have to click on one of them to bring them back up to normal size filling the whole screen. There must be a setting somewhere to prevent this resizing that I don't know about. It just seems to do it when moving the mouse from one end of the browser to the other. It doesn't happen all the time, but enough during the day to be irritating. I would appreciate a solution if there is one. Everything is up to date, no other problems.
    thanks for a reply.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It sounds to me like you're invoking Mission Control by accident. (When it happens are there two boxes at the top of the screen that say 'Dashboard' and 'Desktop?')

    Go to the Mac's system preferences for both the mouse and the trackpad (if you're using one). The mouse's default gesture for that is to lightly tap with 2 fingers. The trackpad's is to swipe up with 3 fingers. I bet you're doing one of those.

    Either change that gesture to something you won't do accidentally or, if you don't need Mission Control, just un-check it and turn it off altogether.
     
  3. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply. What I did was to go into system prefs/mouse and I unchecked "mission control" and that seemed to correct the problem. So far so good and hoping that finally solved the problem. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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