Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
Check your mouse/trackpad settings. It's not an issue with iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Hi Terence - Thanks for getting back so fast, wow! However, what specifically should I look for in mouse settings that would have an influence like that on iPhoto?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
I don't know but the problem doesn't exist on any of my machines, and a similar post last week was fixed in the mosue settings iirc.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
When calling Apple Support Denmark/Scandinavia they said they had reports from others with same/similar problem, but no solution yet!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
Well it's a pretty esoteric bug then, as I say I've seen one report of it on here.
Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots and see if the problem is repeated there.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Esoteric or not ... the problem is there after iPhoto upgrade (not the last one, but the one before) and I can see it's the same when I create a test account liky you just suggested ... I suppose I have to wait for a new update of either iPhoto or Mac OS X to fix it for me!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
Same problem here apparently: https://discussions.apple.com/message/20571836#20571836
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
As the shown in the photo in the post above, the answer is NO, I no longer get the line... it just trys to force me to create a folder for the album I am moving. It USED to show the line, and everything worked great then. The problem suddenly appeared about a month ago, but only in ONE of several iPhoto Libraries I have. All the other libraries work just fine when I got to manualy place/sort an album, but not the one that I am having trouble with. And 'esoteric' or not, it's really annoying, and is a bug/problem and it would be nice if someone had some legitmate suggestions for how to fix with it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to gospyro)
Try the following:
1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your
User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.
2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).
or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
3 - launch iPhoto and try again.
NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto. You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.
NOTE 2: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to Henrik_Denmark)
Thanks Old Toad... unfortunately, (if I did it right), it didn't work. My other iPhoto libraries are working fine, but the one will still not let me move albums around,
I'd just make a new library and move stuff over, but I've done a lot of sorting and labeling, and I really don't want to loose all that. Better to just work around the problem until I find a solution. But thanks!
p.s. Still open to ideas!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to gospyro)
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button,
navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
- In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
- Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments. However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.
Or you can use the paid version of iPhoto Library Manager to copy the Events and albums from the problem library to the new library or just merge the problem library into the new library. But the books, calendars, cards, etc. can't be copied just like in the rebuild function. I'd try the rebuild first as you can do it with the free, demo version.