Spaces/Dock (+Firefox?) problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adelheid, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. adelheid macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    My problem: Spaces and Dock suddenly stop working. Only the current space is active and no other is accessible (via any means: e.g. cmd+tab, ctrl+arrows, going to one of the corners with the mouse, going to the spaces icon on the top bar...). If I open an application that is bound to a particular space, it will open but I can't access it. The same happens to the Dock: it just stops working (in my case stops popping up when I go down).

    It's happened to me twice in the past few days and both of the times I was the space where Firefox was running.

    Please help! It's annoying because if I have a document open in another space, I can't go there and save it before the restart of the computer (apparently the only possible solution). It reminds of the old windows time, too bad.
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    Have you tried disabling and re-enabling spaces in System Preferences or have you also tried to rearrange the space # each app is assigned to and seen if it has done anything?
  3. adelheid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    thanks for the tips. i'll try it out. by the way, do you have any idea why that should work? (i see the logic behind dis/enabling the spaces but why changing the numbers?)
  4. adelheid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    by the way, i forgot to mention that once this happens, "restart" actually doesn't work, i had to switch the computer off by pressing the start-button.

    i'll be back with details if it happens again. btw. is there a way to "report a bug" to apple?

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