Problem selecting items on the Desktop

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

  1. naturallight macrumors member

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    Apr 15, 2007
    #1
    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. naturallight thread starter macrumors member

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    Apr 15, 2007
    #2
    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

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

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