Skip navigation

Why is my macbook pro spontaneously swiping out of full screen mode?

434 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 5:28 AM by idaq1 RSS
jmb1273 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 14, 2012 6:43 PM

I have a 2 week old 13 inch MBP retina (256GB, 8GB ram, 2.5GHz Intel Core i5, Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 4000 768 MB, OSX 10.8.2)  which was working fine until yesterday. I have accounts on it for each of my 3 kids, one for my wife, and one for me. When using any application in full screen mode, it now spontaneously swipes itself back to the blank desktop "space" after less than a minute. It previously worked as expected in full screen mode, and currently works fine when viewing applications without the full screen mode. Then, today it started displaying my log-in screen with inverted colors (color negative). The colors revert to normal immediately after logging in. This all initially started after accidentally clicking the airplay icon while my apple TV was off, and then exiting airplay mode...which may be unrelated.  My youngest is also a bit of a keyboard masher, so he may have changed a setting with a keystroke combination. Any ideas? I have tried rebooting, and I even tried Shift-Control-Option-Power while plugged in with the power off (SMC reset?).  Here's a pic of the color inversion:



More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.