MacBook :: FaceTime App Button Has Disappeared From Desktop?

Apr 23, 2012

My Face Time app button has disappeared from my desktop, at the app store it says I have already installed it.  How do I get my Face Time back?


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MacBook Pro :: Desktop Icons Disappeared - Can't Drag-and-drop Anything (at All) To The Desktop

Jun 6, 2012

They're still accessible through finder, but now I can't drag-and-drop anything (at all) to the desktop. It was fine a minute ago before I shut down and rebooted my laptop. Restarts and switching users does nothing. I'm using Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Air :: The Back And Forward Button Has Disappeared From The Screen?

Mar 31, 2012

the back and forward button has disappeared from the screen on my macbook air.  how do i restore the button?

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OS X :: Desktop Icons Disappeared / Unable To Do Right Click On Desktop?

Jul 23, 2007

Anyone come across a problem where all the desktop icons disappear? I also cannot right click on my desktop to bring up a contextual menu, my machine appears to be running faultlessly apart from that. I have run Onyx to reset permissions and have checked the disk but cannot seem to find anything wrong.

Running OSX 10.10 on a quad core 2.66 Mac Pro.

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OS X :: Get Mail Button Disappeared From Application

Dec 7, 2009

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MacBook :: Desktop Disappeared After Reboot?

Jul 22, 2010

While trying to enable my Microsoft Office 2008 to allow me to enter a new code I pasted a rm command into the terminal, as directed by someone in a forum. I think it may have wiped out my desktop because now the entire desktop is gone.

Will Diskwarrior help me with this or is it a lost cause?

All my music and photo files are fine, it is just everything that was on the desktop, which was a lot.

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MacBook Pro :: PSD File Has Disappeared From Desktop?

May 7, 2012

I saved a file 2 hours ago onto my USB from photoshop called 'finallayout'. the file was pretty large however it has totally disappeared. It is not in my trash and I have search for it on my finder bar. I had saved the psd a week/ two weeks ago as the same final name on my desktop but with less work but that has also disappeared.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: All Icons From My Desktop Have Disappeared

Jul 1, 2012

I turned my mac on today to find that all the desktop items have either disappeared or are taking a very long time to load if they are there. I have tried turning my computer off and on by pressing the power off button due to being unable to turn it off or restart via the button on the desktop. It is also running really slow but it will load safari and itunes just slowly! what can i do to fix it as I have uni work on there and photos of my family that I will not be able to get back if they are lost.

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Software :: Delete Button In Mail Is Disappeared - How To Restore

Feb 5, 2010

I have an aluminum macbook running Snow Leopard. If you open mail, the main "delete" button is gone. When you pop open (double click) each email in its own window, there it is. But that is sooooo inconvenient when you have 100 emails to go though.

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MacBook :: Folders And Photos Have Disappeared From Desktop?

Feb 19, 2012

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Junk Button Disappeared And Filtering Stopped In Mail 4.5

Apr 11, 2012

I am using Mail 4.5. I used to have a Junk button next to the Delete button. I would select a long list of messages and click the Junk button. I was making adjustments in my Preferences (to stop certain filters), and must have done something to make that button disappear. Also, it seems to have stopped filtering junk. My Junk Mail preferences still show: Enable junk mail filtering, When junk mail arrives, move it to the junk mailbox, and all the rest of the boxes are checked.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2x3 GHz Dual-core Intel, 750GB+5TB

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MacBook Pro :: Cell Phone Icon Has Disappeared From Desktop Screen?

May 20, 2012

I have a mytouch 4g cell phone with adapter cable, that use to be working just fine with my macbook pro.  The cell phone icon would show up on my screen, and I could transfer pictures from there.   Out of the blue, the icon for my phone is no longer showing up on the screen , therefore, I can no longer access pictures and tranfer them to my computer anymore. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Mini :: Use A Generic Desktop Camera And This To FaceTime?

Jul 4, 2012

Is there a way to use a generic desktop camera and a Mac Mini to FaceTime?

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FaceTime :: Facetime Does Not Activate Even The Facetime Preferences Option Is Not Available?

May 7, 2012

My facetime was working fine until recently it asked for a login and this time when I did login with my Apple id, it prompted for email verification. However it is not able to complete the verification and keeps giving the following error message : Could not verify the email address. Please check your network connection and try again.

I have checked the support forums and they all point towards preferences. Problem is that the preferences option for face time is grayed out and I am not able to use them. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Control Button From Moving Apps And Exposing Desktop

Apr 27, 2012

How can I stop the control button from moving the open applications up and exposing the desktop? It is getting very annoying when I want to use the control button for other functions. I tried looking in settings under keyboard, but found nothing.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: My Desktop Has Disappeared?

Apr 29, 2009

i have a macbook pro OS X Software, i can access the desktop folder and have files in it but i can't actually use the desktop as in i can't drag anything onto it and no icons appear on seems to be locked..

but i went into "get info" for the desktop and i have permission to read/write and it isn't locked..


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OS X :: All The Files On My Desktop Disappeared?

Jul 18, 2009

Just short of using TM - I've looked in the trash and it's not there. There are files there but not the folders/files I had on my desktop.

where do you think these files went ?

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OS X :: 10.6.2 My Desktop Backgrounds Disappeared?

Mar 2, 2010

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OS X :: HD Icon On Desktop Disappeared - Way To Get Them Back

Mar 13, 2010

I just bought a new iMac and for some reason my HD icon on my desktop disappeared? How can I get this back!

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OS X Mavericks :: Reminder Disappeared From Desktop

Dec 8, 2014

Items entered in Reminders no longer appear on deaktop...using OS10.9.5 (which is not on the Operating System menu below).  Cannot find a "preferences" tab or way to make them reappear.

MacBook Pro

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OS X Yosemite :: Desktop Icons Disappeared

Dec 4, 2014

My desktop icons disappeared (on Yosemite).  I switched "View/Sort By" to "Kind" away from "Snap to Grid" and they show back up, but then if I move them back to "Snap to Grid" or "None" they disappear again. 

Mac mini, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Desktop Folders/All Disappeared Along With All File Names

Jan 28, 2009

I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.

Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.

How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!

Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?

I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.

I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.Terry

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OS X :: Desktop Icons And Dock Disappeared Under Space?

Dec 19, 2008

When I pressed F8, four virtual desktops appeared on the screen. However, the icons and dock disappeared. Anybody knows how to fix this?

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OS X :: Folder Full Of Media Disappeared From Desktop?

Oct 10, 2009

I bought my iMac a year and a half ago, but I have no idea how to deal with anything when something goes wrong (because it's so rare that something goes wrong!). Here's what happened:

I woke up, went to my computer, and noticed that a folder was missing off my Desktop. It was full of movie files and it was gone. Thinking a friend had maybe accidentally deleted it, I checked the Trash, not there. I looked through Finder, nowhere to be found. I tried searching specific file names via Spotlight, no luck. I have Apple Care and I called them and the representative took me through all the steps I went through myself to no avail. She also did a disk repair and a permissions repair, no luck.

The weird thing is that if the files were really gone, I would think I would have gotten a lot of disk space back, but I didn't. I'm still where I was the last time I checked, a few days ago.

So now that I've exhausted my own (very limited) knowledge AND Apple's, I'm coming to you. The woman from Apple said sometimes things like this happen when the hard drive is old (only got the computer in April 2008) but I would think that if the files were just spontaneously deleted, I should get a few gigs back on my drive.

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Intel Mac :: Weather Display On Desktop Disappeared

Feb 11, 2012

In last few days, the weather/temperature display while in dashboard is blank.Normally shows 5 day weather forcast and current temperature for my city. Other functions in dashboard also stopped working, i.e. translator function.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27" iMac, netgear wifi router

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Desktop Icons/Text Disappeared?

Mar 18, 2012

Today, with no major changes at all (or downloads), The screen on my MBP no longer shows the files, folders, and aliases I had set up. Only the Hardrive and Idisk Icons. Everything else is GONE? I rebooted, I relaunched, reviewed preferences. Nothing. I also repaired permissions and rebooted.

If I use Finder and drill to the desktop, I definitely SEE all the files aliases, etc. But the don't show up on my screen?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Trash Icon Disappeared On Desktop?

Apr 25, 2012

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Software :: External Hard Drive Disappeared From Desktop

Feb 7, 2009

My Lacie external drive has 'disappeared' from the desktop. Have I disabled something I shouldn't have?

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IMac :: Unable To Force Quit - Item Disappeared From Desktop

Jan 27, 2010

I'm sure it's not a virus but I'd like to prevent this episode again.
-About 10 minutes ago I inserted my memory stick into my keyboard, and then connected to Cisco.
-I then tried to connect to my school's server and while the progress bar was loading I opened InDesign.
-The Indesign icon started doing it's little jumping thing but nothing was happening. I minimized my browser to look at the progress bar and it was still trying to connect to server. I waited about 2 minutes and when nothing happened I tried a force quit.
-It said that InDesign was not responding so I Force Quit it and nothing happened.
-I then tried to shut down the progress bar but I had that infuriating pinwheel going.
-I decided on a manual shutdown.
-I then turned the computer back on.
-Repeated the same steps except that this time Force Quit said my Safari AND Finder was not responding.
-I Force Quit Finder first. Then Force Quit Connecting to server but all of a sudden my desktop items disappeared as well as my toolbar at the top.
-I tried another manual shutdown because I couldn't call up my Force Quit with my shortcut keys and waited a minute.
-Turned my computer back on but the screen hadn't changed it was as if I had merely put my computer to sleep. I tried this twice.
-Then I turned it off again and this time unplugged my computer and waited a couple seconds.
-I am now on my third try and am afraid to connect to my school's server. I have only opened Safari to type this. I have an assignment due tomorrow!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Icons From Desktop Disappeared And Finder Keeps Crashing Every 2-3 Seconds

Feb 6, 2012

Last night all my desktop icons just disappeared all of a sudden, I restarted my laptop and they came back but when I try to click and drag anything on my desktop or copy something between finder windows, they just disappear again and Finder crashes.  I downloaded the newest update and installed it, which didn't fix the problem so I found a similar problem on another forum and tried doing what they recommended (which was to delete the Cache folder and some files from the library and restart the computer)  After I restarted, finder started crashing every 2-3 seconds and giving me a message saying that Finder quit unexpectadly while trying to restore it's windows. 

I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook, 4GB RAM, 1TB HD, 2GHz dual core processor.

Alum MacBook (2008), iPod nano 8gb, iPhone2G/3G/3Gs, iPod touch,500GB TC

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