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    Jun 23, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to aaroncl)

    I also have the Hot Corners issue after using my Mac for a certain amount of time. It's clear that there is an OS bug triggered by some app behavior. I didn't want to log out to fix it, so I found that the easiest thing was to go to the Hot Corners setup in system preferences (Screen Saver > Hot Corners), switch one hot corner to something else, go back to the original, and hit ok. That will reset the Hot Corners which will work again. You can't just hit "OK" without changing anything, the OS will notice you didn't do anything.

  • mikesoderstrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 1, 2012 9:32 PM (in response to adburke1)

    Nothing works for me consistently. I mean, logging out or manually resetting the hot corners eventually works, but it always goes back to not working. It's weird because it's only happening on one of my computers, but it's setup almost identical to my other mac which has had no issues. Grr.

  • Michaël Betsch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 2, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to adburke1)

    Again, works every time : Launch a Terminal, execute the command "killall Dock".

     

    That's all.

  • woodandbronze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Michaël Betsch)

    I've tried each and every suggestion and nothing works. *Shrug* Will learn to live without it

  • m.mannes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to adburke1)

    Same issue here, to temporarly solve the problem I start screen saver than exit it and voilà, hot corners are working again until screen saver triggers the problem again sometime...

  • Doppelgangr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 15, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to Michaël Betsch)

    @Michaël Betsch, thanks - killall Dock worked for me when hot corners crash everyonce in a while.

     

    This solved my question

  • Mike in Key West Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to aaroncl)

    aaroncl's approach (killing mdworker) worked for me.  Many thanks.

  • bigo72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to adburke1)

    Dunno if this helps you or not, guys, but it helped me: Skitch closed and SBAM! Everything works like a charm

  • goodmanship Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Michaël Betsch)

    Good answer Michaël Betsch

     

    I made a script for myself that will do killall Dock for me.  Feel free to use it:

     

    https://github.com/goodmanship/mac-dock-reset

  • taylankilic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to adburke1)

    I still have the same problem with mavericks and this time kill all dock is not working to reset Something like 2 years, god knows how many updates, 2 major update and still same problem.. Shouldn't be that much hard to fix it

  • scarro24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:56 AM (in response to adburke1)

    I can't find a solid, dependable fix that always works– but I did find two workaround solutions:

     

    Option 1 (Add a screensaver icon to your Dock)

    1. Open Finder

    2. Press cmd+shift+G

    3. Copy and paste the following path into the box:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources

    4. Drag the blue ScreenSaverEngine icon to your dock.

    5. Now you can just click the dock icon whenever you want to launch your Screen Saver.

     

    - or -


    Option 2 (Adding a "Lock Screen" button near the Clock, in the OSX Menu Bar)

    1. Open Finder and go to Applications>Utilities, and open the Keychain Access application.

    2. In the Keychain Access top menu bar, click "Keychain Access", then "Preferences"

    3. Check the box labeled "Show keychain status in menu bar"

     

    This will add a small lock icon to your mac's menu bar at the top. Whenever you want to start your screensaver or lock your computer, just click on the lock icon and click "Lock Screen".

     

     

    Hope this helps!

  • Wan Zhenhuan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2014 9:33 PM (in response to scarro24)

    Works like a charm. Thanks!

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