File name disappears when editing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by petersmall, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. petersmall macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2003
    Maidenhead, Berks, UK
    Have just installed Lion and find I cannot edit file or folder names without them disappearing.
    I click on the file (or folder) and press return to edit and the text just disappears - although, if I type a new name, this new name appears when I click on the desktop.
    Why can't I see the text while I'm editing?
  2. Bilbotron macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012

    I've finally found the answer; it's been driving me nuts for six months!
    If Finder is assigned to a particular desktop, it is the only desktop on which the file name can be edited without disappearing.

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