Resolved Incredibly annoying window focus issue using OS X 10.6.8

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greenythebeast, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. greenythebeast, Jan 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012

    greenythebeast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    I have been having a problem only recently involving window focus using my MBP running 10.6.8. For some reason every couple of minutes my windows lose focus and I have to click on them to regain the focus. If I'm watching a video in fullscreen, the Dock appears out of nowhere when this happens. When the windows lose focus, I can press ⌘ + Q and the window I was using regains focus. This makes me believe it is some sort of program that is causing the problem.

    A video of the issue can be seen here:

    An image of the fullscreen video issue can be seen here:

    Can anyone suggest how I can figure out what is causing the problem and how I can fix it? Thanks!
  2. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    You could either start killing processes until the problem goes away, or run activity monitor, wait for the focus to be grabbed, do the command-Q and see what process vanishes from the list.
  3. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    Could be a mouse issue.
  4. greenythebeast thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    I think I may have figured it out. I use to automatically download stuff via RSS. I updated to the new beta version and its only been happening since then. I've gone back to the stable release and it seems to have been fixed. Thanks for the ideas!

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