Mail app sometimes just appears on desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NordmoleX, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. NordmoleX macrumors member

    NordmoleX

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    Something strange going on I think with my Mac. Although according to Malwarebytes and Etrecheck, there is nothing wrong with my Mac, sometimes the Mail app (which I have always running in the background but minimized) will show up on the desktop, as if I would have opened it from the dock (where it was minimized), but i didnt.

    What is that ? I dont think I am pressing any kind of key combination that would do that. There is no pattern to it, it just happens random. Maybe 2 or 3 times a day, sometimes not at all. Anyone an idea what that could be ?

    And thats the only thing that happens, there are no other "strange" things happening here, just that. Someone else had that once before ?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You system log would probably pinpoint the cause.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    When you say 'appear on the desktop' - Do you mean the app window appears, and not that the Mail icon appear on the Desktop?
     
  4. NordmoleX thread starter macrumors member

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    I mean that the app window appears out of a sudden. Only happens with Mail app once in a while. Not reproducable. The app itself is always running but minimized into the dock. If I get new mail I click the icon on the dock so that it opens and I can see the mail. But with me, it sometimes seems to open the app on its own.

    Do I have a problem ? And why does it only happen with the mail app ?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Again, viewing your system log may show what is occurring ("Console" app).
     
  6. NordmoleX thread starter macrumors member

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    I am kinda new to MacOS. Is there a way to view Logs a little easier, other than with Console ? Yeah, I know, lazy ex-Windows user :) but still, I wonder if there isnt a way to make finding/viewing logs a little better overlookable, with the help of an UI of sorts for that.

    Please dont bash me for asking that. ;) Thanks.
     

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