Yellow "minimize" button grayed out

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

  1. imacfreak macrumors member

    imacfreak

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    Aug 19, 2004
    #1
    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

    Eidorian

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    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    iMovie while encoding has been my biggest culprit. I guess they really don't want you to minimize it.
     

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