Desktop disappears

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thejadedmonkey, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    #1
    So, I have an odd situation.

    My desktop randomly disappears. The icons all go away, and right clicking on it doesn't bring up any menus (the background stays, but I don't think it changes). Also, clicking on the desktop doesn't bring up Finder but if I click on the dock icon, finder works fine.

    I tried deleting my com.apple.desktop.plist file, but it didn't help besides resetting the background...

    What else can I do?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #2
    Try a different user account. Make a new one if you have to.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey, Mar 3, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011

    thejadedmonkey thread starter macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    #3
    Even logging out and logging back in fixes the problem. It's just that it starts happening after, i don't know what, and I'd like to fix the problem without making a new account.

    EDIT: Leaving the computer on overnight seems to cause the problem.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #4
    I understand, but, apply that logic to your car. "I'd like to keep it running well without having to change the oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles." Not gonna happen.

    It's certainly worth a try to test another account. If it still fails, then you know that migrating to a new account isn't going to help. If it is fixed, it's your call.
     

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