Dock/active corners/higlighting - mouse problems?

123dan321

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2006
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Hi everyone,

My MBP suddenly came down with a trio of weird glitchy problems. First, I generally have dock hiding turned on - and am now unable to get the dock to pop up by moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen (it works fine when I turn hiding off and use it this way). Second, my active corners are EXTREMELY sluggish (like, they respond to the presence of the mouse in 5 - 10 seconds, if at all). Third, typically when you move the mouse arrow over an option in the menu bar (eg., File -> New Window), the option is highlighted with a blue bar - this doesn't happen for me anymore. I can see the arrow, but nothing actually highlights.

It almost seems like the computer can't read the position of the mouse, or that it doesn't "know" where it is and can't respond to it. I am, however, able to click, open applications, scroll, etc., all the other normal mouse stuff. Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Or have any suggestions?
 

Kelly West

macrumors newbie
Jul 22, 2007
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I experience the same thing about the taskbar on a new macbook.. Lets hope someone can help :)
 

123dan321

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2006
6
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Yep, restarted a few times (including leaving it off overnight), no luck.
 

ultimateceej

macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2007
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Texas
Well, since Expose works with the Dock program, you could try typing this command into terminal:

killall Dock

Terminal is an application in Applications > Utilities.
All that command does is reset the dock/dashboard/expose.
 

CrzyCanuck72

macrumors 6502a
Jun 10, 2003
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I had a bunch of the same problems, and I figured out that they were caused by the USB dongle for my wireless mouse. Do you have one?
 

123dan321

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2006
6
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CrzyCanuck - I do actually have a wireless mouse (Logitech), and when I got home (before even reading your post) I unplugged the USB dongle, pulled out the batteries, basically pulled apart a bunch of stuff and put it back together, and go figure, its back to normal now. Strange that it seems to be a wireless mouse issue.