Spaces bug => Keyboard not responding when switching Spaces

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mabaker, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    I'm wondering if anyone of you had/s this problem.

    After working for several hours at the computer using Spaces quite heavily the black on-screen Space indicator remains atop and refuses to hide and stays there. Keyboard is entirely blocked apart from the assigned Space-switching keys. Mouse is working fine all the way, tho.

    Only restarting the dock seems to solve this problem which comes back relatively quickly thereafter.

    Keyboard strokes are being registered the whole time (via Keyboard Viewer) but the input is being ignored unless the Spaces indicator is gone aka the dock is killed and restarted.

    Any advice on it would be appreciated.

    The issue is described here in detail:
  2. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    I've been having the same issue for quite some time now. I like using TinkerTool to restart the dock, because it's just quicker than opening activity monitor and force quitting the dock.

    I removed the preferences files for the dock, but that didn't fix it for me. I think I'll do it again though, since it's been awhile.

    I'm interested to see what others may say about this problem. :)

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