Ghost Images

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by BasilFawlty, Dec 19, 2017.

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  1. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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    Since upgrading to High Sierra on my 2015 13" MBP I have encountered a weird problem that seems to be occurring with some regularity.

    Sometimes, when I drag and drop files from one folder to another, a residual "ghost" image of the files icon appears on the desktop and will sho above any other window I open.

    I saw something about this in another thread but didn't see any solutions. Has anyone else had this issue and have you figured out a way to get rid of the "ghost" image short of rebooting?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    If it happens again, try "killall Dock" and "killall Finder" in the Terminal - the two will automatically restart, and I think it'll solve your issue - not long term, just clearing up these ghosts when they arrive - don't know why you're having the issue in general.
     
  3. BasilFawlty thread starter macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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    Killall finder was all I needed to do, thanks. Weird though. It happens pretty often.
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    Glad it helps – Weird you have the issue though - none of my HS machines experience it (iMac 2014 and rMBP also 2014)
     

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