Resolved Can't click desktop : partially unresponsive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by captaincarrot, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. captaincarrot macrumors newbie

    captaincarrot

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    Sep 24, 2008
    #1
    Running 10.7.4 on a macbook 2,1 (white polycarb), I realised I couldn't left/right click parts of the screen: I tested different apps, tried safe mode and killing different processes, reset the SMC & PRAM but eventually spotted that I could always click the dock, and the unresponsive portion of the screen always depended on where the (3D) dock was positioned.

    TL,DR: I'd customised my dock using CandyBar; reset my dock to defaults and all was back to normal.
    Spent ages trying to fix this, hope this helps out someone else.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    I'm glad you took the time to post your solution. I can't count the number of problems I've seen reported over the years from users modifying their GUI elements (Dock, Menu Bar, etc.). I know many do so successfully, but for a more stable computer, I'd recommend leaving those elements alone.
     

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