Floating Desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shoe933, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. shoe933 macrumors newbie

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    Help
    I have a PowerBook G4 and my Desktop just started floating around as I move my cursor. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I rebooted and ran the File Vault. (I'm not an expert on hardware by any means!)

    When I rebooted, now my menu bar across the top of the page is only 1/2 visible. When I move my cursor to the top of the screen, the full menu bar appears. As I move my cursor around my Desktop, the whole Desktop image moves around also. I almost have to chase things down.

    The dock at the bottom of the page is working properly.

    Thanks for any assistance!
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Are you in a public place (like an office) where someone could gain access to your PB while you were not looking, or away from your desk?

    Try booting in "Safe Boot" mode and see if the problem still exists.
     
  3. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    do you have leopard? did you inadvertently hit control + scroll (which zooms your desktop)?
     
  4. shoe933 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?

    Not in an office. I don't know how to boot in safe mode.
     
  5. shoe933 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not leopard. I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S165). I don't know where the scroll key is. If I did control and scroll, I don't know how I did it.
     
  6. shoe933 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That Was It!!

    I found online that I must have done that! I hit control and then 2 fingers on the mouse pad area and it zoomed in and out. How I did that, I'll never know!

    Thanks so much for each of your help!

    Newbie
     
  7. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    2 fingers on the mouse pad area = scrolling
    control and then 2 fingers on the mouse pad area = zooming desktop

    There is no actual scroll key. Either you use two finger scrolling on the trackpad or an external mouse with a scroll wheel.
     

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