OSX keeps getting amnesia with Expose

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RobHague, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
    It keeps forgetting the Expose settings :confused:, at random.

    Just using the computer as normal, and i 'squeeze' the side of teh Mighty Mouse. Nothing. I squeeze harder... nothing. I grip it like a crazed baboon with a fake banana -- Nothing.

    I press F11 in frustration. Nothing. I click the middle mouse button -- No dashboard.


    I go to system preferences and look at the Desktop & Expose settings. All the functions have the - in place of the key (or mouse button). So i have to go through and re-map them manually.

    This has happened twice now. But its not limited to my PowerMac, because it happened at least that amount of times on my previous PowerMac. I have nothing out of the ordinary installed... Photoshop and Limeware (oh and the system updates -- though the last 2.3 didnt have the new build of OSX so i cant blame it on that).

    Is there some key combination im pressing without realising it that turns off Expose??? It's rather annoying when it happens.

    EDIT: Oh got my first ever crash in OSX the otherday. Gray Screen of Death. At least it did it with a bit of style ;) lol.
  2. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Same happens to me, never understood what causes this. Sometimes it happens once a week, sometimes it happens 3x a day.... Weird stuff and it hasn't been solved on 10.4.3 (happened today on my powerbook).
  3. dragula53 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003

    I have noticed it after the 10.4.3 update with opera not remembering my settings when I start it up.

    If I were to take a wild stab, I would guess the problem with all three is with ownership or permissions.

    however, I am not an expert.
  4. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2005
    Has not happened to me at all. In fact (not to brag), but I've had very few/none of the problems anyone has described on these forums. My PB has been nothing but a pleasure to use, and so has my Mighty Mouse. :)
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Jul 13, 2005
    United Kingdom
    A bit off-topic, but nevertheless fitting with the whole 'amnesia' prognosis. I've noticed that my Dashboard widgets mysteriously reposition themselves occasionally... Admittedly, this hasn't happened for a while now though. Probably been sorted in one of the updates.

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