Yellow "minimize" button grayed out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imacfreak, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. imacfreak macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2004
    Every once in awhile the yellow button on several of my windows will gray out. It doesnt seem to be app specific, although I notice it the most in safari. But it does happen in the finder as well. I thought it was a problem with the OS on my old G5, but I just got a new iMac today. I havent done a system migration or anything like that, the only thing I moved from my old system to the new was my safari bookmarks folder. What is this problem, and what causes it?

    I just checked all my open apps, the minimize button doesnt work in anything, even if the yellow button isnt grayed out. Apple-M doesnt work either. If I quit and reopen the app, it will work. In the past, a restart of the computer has also fixed this.. but it shouldnt be happening on a brand new iMac!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    iMovie while encoding has been my biggest culprit. I guess they really don't want you to minimize it.

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