Cant access spotlight

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  1. joinerbuilder, May 2, 2014
    Last edited: May 2, 2014

    joinerbuilder macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Since the last security update (could be coincidence) spotlight has not been working at all.

    If I hit cmd+space i just get a short 'chink' sound.

    Same if I click on the magnifying glass icon at top right of screen.

    Was a useful function, but can't get to it now!

    Finder search seems okay, but what's happened to spotlight :confused:

    Can I get functionality back?

    Thanks in advance, if you can help

    JB

    PLUS... I've just noticed that I can't full screen finder, safari, pages, or anything! I get the same 'chink' sound, and no response
     
  2. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    Do you have any hidden (open) sreens/pop-ups on your desktop? Check your running apps with: right-click mouse on dock app icon and show all windows.
     
  3. joinerbuilder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I wasn't sure what the dock app icon was, so i started closing apps down, and after I closed App Store the spotlight start working again, and the full screen function!

    Thankyou very much, I hope this thread will help anyone else who comes across this glitch.
     
  4. m4v3r1ck, May 2, 2014
    Last edited: May 2, 2014

    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    YWM! Glad to be of help ;)
    GL & Cheers

    BTW You might want to change your first post to status RESOLVED, so other members can see this helped your issue...
     

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