Lion - issue with access to windows/apps

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sma1001, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. sma1001 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I can't get into my open applications in Lion. For example, when i open trash it doesn't come up. Instead i can see it when i use hot corners, but when i click on trash after sweeping into the hot corner, all the windows disappear again. It means i have several windows open (which i see in hot corners) but i can't get to any of them. Can you help?:mad:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried restarting your computer? That's a basic first step in troubleshooting that a surprising number forget to try.
     
  3. sma1001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes - keeps on happening. how do you get into a window that appears when you bring it up on corners?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're talking about using Hot Corners to get to Mission Control, which displays all open windows, just click on the window you want to access.
     
  5. sma1001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok - that's not working, hence the question. anyone have any ideas?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you clicking with a mouse or trackpad? If you have both, try both.
     
  7. sma1001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    only trackpad: i don't have a mouse.

    i've played about a bit, and noticed this is linked to finder. When i'm in finder and go into windows it shows the items ticked, and when i sweep into the corner i get them up in miniature but i can't seem to get to them.

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    in fact i've noticed that this is happening in finder. anything i open in finder doesn't appear unless i use the corner sweep (when all appear) but i can't get to any of them as when i click on it disappears
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Trash /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist. Then restart Finder.
     
  9. sma1001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks - sorry, but where do i find those things to trash them?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just gave you the path. You can launch Terminal and type:
     
  11. sma1001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps you would benefit from taking your Mac to the Apple store and let them help you.
     

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