Software :: Windows Loose Focus On Their Own?

Feb 6, 2009

On my single 1.8 G5 PPC 10.4.11 about every 90 seconds my desktop goes blank and the current application window looses focus. It just started doing it so I did a full virus scan and found nothing. It doesn't matter if I am in the middle of making a selection or typing in doc and it stops if I logout and login as root--but then I keep getting keychain dialogs.

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OS X :: Mac MSN Chat Windows Losing Focus After 'enter'

Mar 31, 2009

as per the thread title, mac msn on my macbook has an extremely annoying habit of losing focus of my chat screens after hitting the 'enter' key.i'd type a message, hit 'enter' then the window would lose focus and require me to click on the window again before i can continue typing.

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OS X :: Move Focus To The Dock

Jul 2, 2009

I was wondering does anyone know how I can use my right hand cmd button as a shortcut key for move focus to the dock. Someone did it for me, but I cannot seem to do it by going through system preferences and to keyboard shortcuts.

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OS X :: SL Loses Focus With Firefox?

Aug 31, 2009

after upgrading to SL, I found that when opening Firefox 3.5.2 I have to click somewhere on the main window to bring focus to Firefox. anyone else have this issue and is there a fix? it does not do it with Safari. maybe a conspiracy?

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OS X :: Moving Focus Using The Keyboard Options?

Oct 9, 2007

If I have a dialog box on screen with multiple options such as "Yes" and "No" and "No" is the default option selected (it's blue) but I want to select "Yes" without using my mouse how would I do that? Tapping the left and right arrow keys does not move the focus like it does in Windows.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Tab To Move Keyboard Focus

Mar 9, 2012

I've been looking around for quite some time and cannot find a solution for my annoying problem: I cannot keep the 'Tab to move keyboard focus between: All controls' to stick. I am able to change the keyboard setting so that the Tab key changes keyboard focus through settings -> keyboard -> keyboard shortcuts -> full keyboard access and the simple control+F7 until I log out, reboot or power cycle.  

I have reset all of my keyboard settings to default and I have gone so far as to create a new user with admin priviledges but the problem persists.

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Safari :: No Keyboard Focus On New Window?

Mar 20, 2012

At some point recently (I don't recall precisely when) on two different computers under my control (both iMacs: work 10.6.8 and home 10.7.3) I now find that when I open Safari the new Safari window has no keyboard focus. I must tab twice to get keyboard focus on the address bar. However on a third machine I use (MacBook Air 10.7.3) when I open a new Safari window the keyboard focus is in the address bar (as I expect and as it has always been). I've poked around in the Preferences in Safari and System Preferences: Keyboard and Universal Access Keyboard but can't find any kind of setting that might control this behavior (lack of keyboard focus on new window).why this is occuring and how to restore keyboard focus to the address bar on opening a new Safari window?

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Mac :: Apple Broadens Focus Of OS X 10.5.8 In New Beta Version

Jun 19, 2009

While the first two beta releases of Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard update signaled a focus on underlying service technologies, a third pre-release made available to developers overnight expands upon those areas to include several forward-facing apps and additional frameworks. People familiar with the beta, labeled Mac OS X 10.5.8 build 9L16, say the Mac maker has for the time being tabled its focus on components such as Bluetooth, Automator, graphics drivers, iDisk syncing, Spotlight and Sync services.

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OS X :: AFP Share File Rename Loses Focus?

Apr 14, 2009

I have an AFP share on my nas box containing many files. My problem is that when I try and to rename files by hitting enter, the finder window refreshes and I lose focus of the file rename. This seems to be happening when finder is refreshing the thumbnails for each file's icon.

How can I stop this very frustrating behavior. This doesn't happen when not using AFP.

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Applications :: Firefox Focus In Address Bar Upon Opening?

Jun 20, 2010

I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to make Firefox focus the cursor in the address bar when you open the application. I have searched through the add-ons and can't seem to find anything.

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Software :: Change Focus On Dialogue Buttons?

Jun 2, 2008

Does anyone know how to change the focus on dialogue buttons?

For example

In this particular case i'd like to push the "Ta bort" button without using the mouse. The tab only moves some worthless marker around

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Software :: Who Grabbed The Focus - Name In The Menu Bar Does Not Change

Aug 13, 2009

I started having a weird problem about two weeks ago. I'm working in an application (any application, I think) when suddenly the focus is gone. That is, any keystroke draws a beep. If I single-click in the window, life goes on normally. When this happens, the name in the menu bar does not change.

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MacBook :: Shift Keys Change Focus?

Apr 11, 2012

I have a MacBook running OSX10.6. Someone else was using it the other day and now whenever I hit my Shift key, it changes the focus to either the task bar or the other open app(s). I have reset the keyboard settings in System Preferences, tried another keyboard and still have the same issue. I created a new user account and the Shift key functions properly in the new profile. where else to look to restore the normal behavior? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Mac Pro :: Graphics Card - Speed Up Photo Loading In Focus?

Dec 4, 2010

When I load a photo from a thumbnail in iPhoto the photo loads a version that is slightly blurry, then after about 5-10 seconds it jumps into focus. I am using a 2006 24inch iMac and the graphics card only has 256k of memory.

Is the delay in focus a function of iPhoto or is it because I have an older graphics card? I'm asking because I want to buy a newer computer (probably a Mac Pro) and am wondering if a faster graphics card will speed up the photo loading.

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Software :: IWeb 1.1.2 - Website Appearing Slightly Out Of Focus

Apr 30, 2010

I created my website with iWeb 1.1.2 & have had absolutely no issues with it from running Tiger right through to Snow Leopard (10.6.2) which I am running at present. However, in the past couple of days, I have noticed a few strange issues with a few of the images...they appear to be slightly out of focus...not only on photographs but also on parts of my website whereby I have added text & these are then saved as PNG files. I haven't changed any preferences whatsoever & everything appears as it should within iWeb itself.

The issue is only occurring once I have published to a folder. I've emptied the Cache in my Browser but the issue is still there. I've added a link below to an image which shows the problem I am having. The top & bottom appear as it should however the centre appears very soft. It doesn't appear like this within iWeb, only once I publish the files. [URL] Would it be worth deleting the preference file for iWeb, & then relaunching the application?

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Hardware :: Amazon Unveils 9.7 - Inch Kindle DX With Focus On Education

May 6, 2009

Amazon on Tuesday introduced the Kindle DX, a new multi-purpose version of its digital eBook reader that, thanks to a 2.5 times larger screen, is garnering the support of several universities, newspapers and textbook publishers who've announce pilot programs around the device. Thinner than most magazines at just over a third of an inch, the $489 Kindle DX sports a large 9.7-inch e-ink paper display with 16 shades of gray, making it ideal for newspapers, magazines, and graphic-rich textbooks that include an assortment of images, tables, charts, and equations.

Also new to the DX model is an Auto-Rotation feature for displaying content in landscape or portrait mode, and a built-in PDF reader leveraging Adobe Reader Mobile technology. Like other types of documents on Kindle, users can email their PDF format documents to their Kindle email address or move them over using a USB connection. Each Kindle DX ships with 3.3 GB of memory, which Amazon says is sufficient for storing up to 3,500 books, or more than double that of the Kindle 2 (unboxing, review). The online bookseller will also automatically back up a copy of every Kindle book purchased so users can wirelessly re-download titles from their library at any time....................

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OS X :: Why Doesn't Paging Move Focus Of Selected Item In List?

Aug 23, 2009

Maybe I'm missing something...

Say I'm viewing the contents of a folder containing a 1,000 files in list mode. I can "page" through the list and all the items scroll but the selected item doesn't change. I have to "mouse" to the item I want when it comes into view.

Is this by design?

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Applications :: ITunes Loses Focus / Changes Songs While Trying To Edit Song?

Jun 12, 2010

we all know that iTunes is a worthless turd, but maybe someone can help me figure something out before I get to the point of chucking my brand new MacBook Pro through the window.

When I go to rename a track or artist in this awful, awful software it almost always kicks me out of the renaming process, and since I'm merrily typing long it takes me to the first song in the library that starts with whatever letter I just happened to press.


I'm typing in "Bob Sinclar". I get through Bob and the space OK, but then as I'm about to his the S it kicks me out of the renaming process, I hit S, and the iTurd takes me to, say the first State of Shock song in my library.

It does this every! damned! time!

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MacBook Pro :: Hinges On It Are Loose?

May 28, 2012

It is slighly loose, and I know it won't be a big deal to fix. I'm just scared that it will cost a lot to repair.

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MacBook Pro :: SuperDrive Unable To Burn Disc / Hardware Error Focus Servo Failure

Aug 23, 2009

Im using a 17" unibody macbookpro 2.66 early 09 to make a copy of my Leopard Disc to put in an offsite storage location.
Im able to rip movies and burn movies (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-DL), iMovie videos, iTunes cds, rip audio discs, etc.
The media is Dual-Layer DVD-R in disk utility
I burn it at the slowest possible speed (on both systems) at 2.4x

After it writes the data to the disc and finishes, i get this lovely image:

I tried doing a test install of it from the burned dvd and it installed fine.... = what the huh!?

its done this twice.
using the same media on a 15" 2.2ghz uMBP late 2008 gives me a completed successfully notification every-time.

burn info:

17" Superdrive info:

Revision: SA17
Serial Number: KZZ91OM5217
Native Command Queuing: No
Detachable Drive: No
Power Off: Yes
Async Notification: No

15" Superdrive info:


Revision: KA14
Serial Number: dE0E4283
Native Command Queuing: No
Detachable Drive: No
Power Off: Yes
Async Notification: No

Log Files from the 17" uMBP

Here are the Disk Utility Logs


2009-08-23 15:19:30 -0700:
2009-08-23 15:50:48 -0700: Eject of �disk2s3� succeeded
2009-08-23 15:50:51 -0700: Burning Image �Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg�
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Image name: �Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg�
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Burn disc in: �HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N�
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Erase disc before burning: No
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Leave disc appendable: No
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Verify burned data after burning: Yes
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Eject disc after burning
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700:
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: expected CRC32 $0F91EA17
2009-08-23 15:51:02 -0700: Preparing data for burn
2009-08-23 15:52:25 -0700: Opening session
2009-08-23 15:52:31 -0700: Opening track
2009-08-23 15:52:31 -0700: Writing track
2009-08-23 16:11:26 -0700: Finishing burn
2009-08-23 16:12:26 -0700: Closing session
2009-08-23 16:12:28 -0700: Finishing burn
2009-08-23 16:14:05 -0700: Burn failed
2009-08-23 16:14:05 -0700: The device failed to respond properly, unable to recover or retry.
2009-08-23 16:14:16 -0700: Unable to burn �Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg�. (The device failed to respond properly, unable to recover or retry.)
2009-08-23 16:21:59 -0700: Attach Image �Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg�
2009-08-23 16:21:59 -0700: Initializing�
2009-08-23 16:22:00 -0700: Verifying�
2009-08-23 16:22:00 -0700: Verification completed�
2009-08-23 16:22:00 -0700: expected CRC32 $0F91EA17
2009-08-23 16:22:00 -0700: Attaching�
2009-08-23 16:22:00 -0700: Checking volumes�
2009-08-23 16:22:01 -0700: Operation canceled by user.
2009-08-23 16:22:02 -0700: Volume check completed�
2009-08-23 16:22:02 -0700: Mounting�
2009-08-23 16:22:02 -0700: Finishing�
2009-08-23 16:22:03 -0700: Finishing�
2009-08-23 16:22:03 -0700: Image �Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg� attached successfully.

Here is from ~/Library/Logs/DiscRecording.log


Disk Utility: Burn started, Sun Aug 23 14:57:02 2009
Disk Utility: Burning to DVD+R DL (RICOHJPN D01) media with DAO strategy in HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N SA17 via ATAPI.
Disk Utility: Requested burn speed was 2x, actual burn speed is 2.4x.
Disk Utility: Burn failed, Sun Aug 23 15:19:01 2009
Disk Utility: Burn sense: 4/09/02 Hardware Error, Focus servo failure
Disk Utility: Burn error: 0x80020022 The device failed to respond properly, unable to recover or retry.
Disk Utility: Burn started, Sun Aug 23 15:51:02 2009
Disk Utility: Burning to DVD+R DL (RICOHJPN D01) media with DAO strategy in HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N SA17 via ATAPI.
Disk Utility: Requested burn speed was 2x, actual burn speed is 2.4x.
Disk Utility: Burn failed, Sun Aug 23 16:13:34 2009
Disk Utility: Burn sense: 4/09/02 Hardware Error, Focus servo failure
Disk Utility: Burn error: 0x80020022 The device failed to respond properly, unable to recover or retry.

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Mac Pro :: 2nd Optical Drive Loose Connection

Oct 19, 2010

I installed my Pioneer Bluray drive in the second optical bay on my Mac Pro 2010. It works fine but when computer has been on for a little while it has lost connection with the drive entirely. I'm not sure when exactly. I mostly notice it when I try to open the tray and get no response. When i check in Toast, the app freezes due to the faulty connection and when checking for it on the computer info it's not there anymore. Anyone know why this is? One possibility I can imagine is a sleep/wake issue where this connection is somehow lost, but I never put the computer to sleep so this can't be it. I would hate to remove the Bluray drive entirely, but maybe I can switch places?

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MacBook Pro :: Keep The SuperDrive Or Loose It For Other Options?

Oct 27, 2010

Seems to be a pretty hot topic right now, personally I want to loose it since I never use it, and would far rather have an external DVD drive for ripping the odd movie than lugging an external HD everywhere so I can access all my photos.

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MacBook Pro :: Is Your Screen Hinges Loose

Oct 31, 2010

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My 3 year old pc laptop does not do that. Is it just me being anal or is it a problem?

I just want to make sure because I have already taken my iphone4 back 3 times and my ipad. So I beginning to think its me!

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Mac Pro :: Memory Setup - Loose Performance?

Nov 22, 2010

I'm looking to purchase 12 GB of Ram for my 2009 Octo Mac Pro. I've heard it is always better to go with 3 sticks of Ram rather than 4 with the 2009 Mac Pro, but is it better to go with 6 sticks rather than 3? What I'm looking to do is at 12 GB with either 4GB x 3 all on one side, or 2GB x 6 with 3 sticks on each side. I would prefer the 4GB sticks so I can upgrade later if needed to 24 GB. What I wanted to know is will I lose performance by only have 3 sticks of memory rather than 6 or does it not matter?

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Sep 7, 2009

Is it possible for a sharp and sudden fall to disconnect the battery in the Macbook Air? My friend just emailed me--her husband dropped the MBA from the kitchen table to the floor (so just under 3'). She has an X icon where the battery icon should be and for the first few restarts, she's had to reenter wireless password information, as well as date/time. The MBA works fine when it's plugged in. But there's "a teeny dent in the upper left corner. Really tiny."

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive - Loose?

Nov 24, 2009

On my 13 inch MBP, I just installed a new WD scorpio blue hard drive. I'm pretty sure I did everything right, but it wiggles around. What's wrong?

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Software :: Possible To Downgrade OS's Without Having To Loose Any Files?

Jul 12, 2008

Is it possible to downgrade OS's without having to loose any files? I'm really mad that I didn't catch this earlier about Leopard (see my other threads).Does anyone know of a way to do it? If so,

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Mac Pro :: New Keyboard Keys Are Coming Loose

Apr 21, 2012

I bought a new keyboard to get the Mac Pro keys matched up with my Mac Book Pro keyboard and much to my surprise my keyboard keys on the keyboard are coming loose. I'm told my warranty on this was one month?I guess I am buying some kind of logitech product to work on my mac pro?

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May 13, 2012

Each and everytime I put my Macbook Air 11 to sleep, it loses internet connection and I have to go into the Wi-Fi panel to rejoin my home network.  It's quite annoying because I like to close my MacBook and hide it in the television cabinet when it's not in use. The first time I encountered this problem was when I left the MBA for an hour to download some big files, only to open it back up and find the download had not moved at all since I closed it.  

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OS X :: Ethernet Port Loose - Cord Slips Out

Feb 3, 2010

My Ethernet cord won't stay put and I can't keep connected unless I hold the cord in, otherwise it just slips out. I've got Apple Care, but no idea whether or not they'll fix this. (I've tried multiple cords, so I don't think that's the problem.) If not, how much am I looking at to get this replaced? (Normally, I'd just buy a router, but I have a wireless router at home, in the United States. I'm currently located in Tokyo, and would rather not have to buy a router here, since I can't really read the manual.)

Either way, how long am I looking at this taking? Depending on the cost, I may or may not go for getting it fixed, but if I do, I would like to know how long I can expect to be without my laptop, though. (I would ask at the Genius Bar, but my Japanese is shaky and my computer skills aren't much better.) Also, as a side note, my MacBook's got those little splinters again, and I'd like to get them fixed up.

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