Time Machine - Black screen upon entering ?

stuartrozier

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 12, 2011
245
5
Hello,

this is a new problem,

tm used to work like a dream.

entered it today just for curiosity and a black screen appeared ?

i mean, it opens the finder windows on the desktop, but when the animation is due to appear - the screen just goes 'blank' black, poof, bizarre...

and because scant see anything, the only thing that'll help me get back, is by pressing the esc button.

strange
 

stuartrozier

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 12, 2011
245
5
Sorted

Hello,

this is a new problem,

tm used to work like a dream.

entered it today just for curiosity and a black screen appeared ?

i mean, it opens the finder windows on the desktop, but when the animation is due to appear - the screen just goes 'blank' black, poof, bizarre...

and because scant see anything, the only thing that'll help me get back, is by pressing the esc button.

strange
read another post, unchecking something in mission control settings resolves this ... don't know why mission control has something to do with it, but has worked.
 

macFabri

macrumors member
Sep 7, 2007
31
1
Japan
If you have this issue using Yosemite, i found a turn around:

1. Go to Preferences - Mission Control
2. Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces"
3. logout and login

This will fix Time Machine to display black screen in one monitor. The side effect of this is you loose the abilitty to use monitors as separate spaces but isn't that bad.
 
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EssentialGadget

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Aug 30, 2013
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If you have this issue using Yosemite, i found a turn around:

1. Go to Preferences - Mission Control
2. Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces"
3. logout and login

This will fix Time Machine to display black screen in one monitor. The side effect of this is you loose the abilitty to use monitors as separate spaces but isn't that bad.

Thanks - this solved my problem!!!!