Problem selecting items on the Desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by naturallight, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. naturallight macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2007
    This is embarrassing, but I can't select my icons on the desktop anymore. When I try to double-click on a file or folder, my Mac makes the "not allowed" noise and doesn't open the file. It's almost like when you have a dialogue box open, and you need to make a selection before the computer will let you do anything else.

    I'm using Leopard, and I just turned on Spaces--does that have anything to do with it? In Spaces, can you access what's on the desktop from any Space?

  2. naturallight thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2007
    Actually, it seems like a problem with my Finder, which doesn't work at all. Is it possible to restart the Finder, or do I have to restart the whole computer?
  3. gazzzmoly macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    make sure you have no dialogue boxes open in any spaces

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