Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and Control-Click Problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by StevenMycheals, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. StevenMycheals macrumors newbie


    Mar 6, 2011
    Hi !

    I have installed Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on my MacBookPro 2010, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD

    Everything went fine and work great.....except

    A few program seem to not work for one specific feature

    The Control-click who give in many applications a popup menu with different option

    Since my upgrade to Mountain Lion

    When I use iPhoto with lastest update installed (the one release after Mountain Lion was release)

    If I click on trash icon on the sidebar with the Control-click I usually was getting a popup with Empty trash option

    Now when I select this option, each time I get a 2-3 second delay after that I see the infamous Beach ball....and eveything seem to stall

    when I check on the activity monitor I see a 99.3% cpu utilization on the process of iPhoto

    The only way to get out of that is to Force Quit

    But If I use the delete iPhoto trash in the menu bar everything work fine

    The same thing is true with Skype 2.8 and the lastest version 5.2.x of Skype

    The Same With Word 2011

    But all my other program seem to work fine

    I think its related with a system call to built the popup list in memory but I am not sure....

    I wondering if anyone had these problem with theses programs

    Please help

    P.S. I try this also on a new account same result....
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    If you are adventurous the a simple /Applications/Utilities/Terminal command you can put in the will reset the right click problem.

    So here is the Terminal code you can put into Terminal:

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    Leave Terminal running until you get another Terminal prompt. This code will reset the right click selections in OS X.
  3. virtuosity macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    I noticed you've got a MBP and assuming you use the trackpad - I have recently stopped using ctrl-click, and have switched to a 'gentle tap with two fingers' as an alternative 'secondary click' - just wondered if this might help / make a difference ?

    I know it's not a permanent solution, just a suggestion...
  4. StevenMycheals thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 6, 2011
    Control-Click Problem in Mac OS X 10.8


    I try your trick

    I copy you entire string and paste it in Terminal

    Restart my computer

    Same result....


    the double tap do the same result

    thank for the advice

    If anyone have a suggestion I am very open
  5. eravion macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012

    I had the same problem
    I fix it by removing old .plugin folder here :

    /Library/Contextual Menu Items

    and here :

    /Users/my_account/Library/Contextual Menu Items

    No more problem since this action.

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