iPhoto '11 freezes in Full Screen view

macrlz9

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Dec 6, 2003
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Long Island, NY
Hi all-
I'm having an issue where iPhoto '11 freezes if I try to click on anything in Full Screen view (Events, faces, anywhere on the screen). I am using version 9.3 on the latest version of Lion. (not sure if this happened prior to 9.3 because I never used Full Screen mode before.)

I have tried holding Command & Option to rebuild the database, no luck. I made a new user account & created a 'test' photo library & that one works as expected.

Any suggestions?
 

rbucnis

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Sep 23, 2008
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iPhoto '11 freezes in Full Screen view

Had same kind of issue when I have over 15k photos, created additional library and moved to Aperture....
 

macrlz9

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Dec 6, 2003
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Long Island, NY
I forgot to add that it works perfectly in windowed mode. After I click the fullscreen arrows, I can still hover over the Events to see the different photos in the event but the second I click on anything, it freezes & a force quit is required.

The thing is, I don't know how long this problem has been around because I have never even tried to use the full screen view until now. Another thing, the issue is occurring on my new 15" MBP with Retina Display and I copied the photo library from my old MacBook but haven't wiped it yet. I checked the photo library on the old computer & it behaves the same way (freezing in Full Screen view)

So I'm pretty sure there is a problem with the photo library file but I'm not sure what...
 

macrlz9

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Dec 6, 2003
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Long Island, NY
I'd also like to add that my husband also has the same 15" retina MBP and his iPhoto library works as expected. Since the same exact library file on both my current and old computers has the same issue, I think it's something to do with my library file and/or the 9.3 update.* I wish I could go back to 9.2 and test it. :-/
 

Almarma

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Aug 23, 2011
9
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Same problem here

I have exactly the same issue. In my case, I moved previously to Aperture, and the other day I got the great news that now, both libraries, could be read by both apps. Aperture works fine with that library, but iPhoto freezes instantly when entering in fullscreen mode. As you say, it works fine in normal window mode, the problem is only in fullscreen. I also tried to repair permissions, repair library, etc, both from iPhoto and also from Aperture. Nothing worked for me. I contacted Apple to let them know about the issue. I think it's a bug that they must fix soon. You can contact them here:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html

I think it's important to let them know about the issue. The more we contact them, the faster they will fix it
 

macrlz9

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 6, 2003
424
27
Long Island, NY
I have exactly the same issue. In my case, I moved previously to Aperture, and the other day I got the great news that now, both libraries, could be read by both apps. Aperture works fine with that library, but iPhoto freezes instantly when entering in fullscreen mode. As you say, it works fine in normal window mode, the problem is only in fullscreen. I also tried to repair permissions, repair library, etc, both from iPhoto and also from Aperture. Nothing worked for me. I contacted Apple to let them know about the issue. I think it's a bug that they must fix soon. You can contact them here:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html

I think it's important to let them know about the issue. The more we contact them, the faster they will fix it
I sent feedback and I got a reply asking to submit crash logs. Crossing my fingers that an update comes out soon to fix the issue. Also am now noticing that iPhoto is crashing often not just in full screen mode. Grr
 

Almarma

macrumors newbie
Aug 23, 2011
9
2
I sent feedback and I got a reply asking to submit crash logs. Crossing my fingers that an update comes out soon to fix the issue. Also am now noticing that iPhoto is crashing often not just in full screen mode. Grr
Great!! And congratulations for getting an answer from them!! In 4 years using Apple products and submitting several issues, they never contacted me :(

I hope they will fix soon too
 
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