Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 10:57 AM (in response to DVX100Shooter)
I have this exact same problem, but in Snow Leopard. If you have your dock set to hide, take it off, because it is impossible to open click on programs in the dock otherwise. I've also noticed that with the new macbook pro, I can't do the two-finger-touch right-click– I have to do the old CTRL-click to right-click on icons in the dock.
This happens to me about 30-40% of the time when I type in my password to unlock my computer if it's asleep.
I'll keep you posted if I ever get an answer.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I am having this issue (with the dock not appearing) now. W/my 3 year old Lion MBP.
I am thinking it is the early signs of my computor dying. Could it be hard drive related?
I got it back once by relanching finder from Force Quit... but that is not working any more.
Is there anything that I should be doing to get it back?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Carolyn Dunlea)
Hi Carolyn, I doubt it's really a sign of dying, most of it has to do with Lion & up pointing towards what an iPhone can do, very limited viewing area.
My Lion often goes into full screen for no reason I can really see, and nothing useful like the Dock, or Menubar are available until you Force Quit that APP. Grumble grumble grumble...