OS X :I Can't Click On Any Of The Menu Options And Expose Stops Working?

Jul 6, 2009

I'm on an older blackbook (2 years old? ca. summer 2007) running Leopard and I'm getting some weird behavior with Finder. When I right click on anything in the dock, i.e., to close a program, the dock locks up, I can't click on any of the menu options, Expose stops working and the alt+tab interface stops working, as if everything is frozen... This caused me to think that Finder was crashing, but then I discovered that when I went up to the menubar at the top, everything "unfroze." The dock went back to normal and was usable, expose works fine and the alt-tab interface works fine too.

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OS X :: Menu Highlight Gone (Right Click On Options)

Mar 7, 2008

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Oct 3, 2009

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I tried resetting Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences to default. I looked for Finder preference, or Finder preference file (it used to be "com.apple.finder.plist" according to an old 2005 forums.Macrumors post) but i could not find one.

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Mar 10, 2010

I've got a bit of an annoying problem on my macbook running OSx 10.5.7

Whenever I go to expose and click on the window I want to run, for a particular piece of software, it will 90% of the time not come to the front of my screen. Instead I get the window I was on before, I have to try again (quickly afterwards) to get the window I want up.

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I'm pretty sure this isn't a Finder crash because before, on Tiger, I could quit+restart Firefox and everything would be back to normal. Almost as if some shortcut had causes the system to act differently or there was some app dissonance?

But now, with Leopard, nothing I quit will cause these two features to act properly until I do a restart. Both features (command+tab switching and expose) are very necessary for my work flow. I have checked SysPref to make sure keyboard shortcuts are default and Univeral Access to make sure assisted devices is turned off.

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Sep 13, 2009

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Aug 30, 2009

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I have SteerMouse (I'm a windows/linux user too) installed but when I de�nstalled it the problem remained.
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I find this al really confusing. Seems like it can't be the hardware because it works on windows, but it can't be the software because another mouse does work.

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