Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
Does this happen if you use Pages in another user account on your computer? You can create a new user account in the System Preferences > Accounts
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to fruhulda)
Yeah. Same thing happens in another user account on my computer...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
When you installed Pages the very first time was it from the Mac Appstore or from an iWork disk?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
I think that uninstalling and reinstalling is one of the things to be done but after uninstalling you should restart the computer and also do some maintenance. You can use the free Onyx from http://www.titanium.free.fr/
Also look in the Users> your name > Library > Preferences and delete com.apple.iwork.pages.plist To find the right Library click on the Go menu in the Finder while you press the Option key.
Install Pages again. Cross you fingers it did work.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to fruhulda)
OK. Here goes: uninstalled Pages, ran all maintenance and cleaning in Onyx, restarted the computer a bunch of times, reinstalled Pages...problem still persists.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
Oh and I used AppCleaner when uninstalling Pages to make sure it deleted the plist, too.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to reticentfaux)
Alright, so this is pretty darn remarkable. I erased my hard drive and did a clean install of OS X Lion. Downloaded and installed Pages directly from the App store and...the problem persists.
How is this even possible!? I can only conclude that there is a bug in the Pages software, but nobody else seems to have this problem...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 7:17 PM (in response to reticentfaux)
It is pretty weird, I've never heard of this before.
The fact that we don't have it, suggests something else installed on your system.
Do you have any suspect third party software? Or something to do with your keyboard or mouse?
How have you purchased Pages and installed it?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Eureka!!! I figured it out. Thanks Peter for the recommendation to check 3rd party software. At first I thought, "no, the only thing I installed after the clean boot was Pages and Chrome."
But then I realized I was using a Logitech wireless mouse, so I unplugged it and voila! The problem disappeared!
So I'm stoked I figured out the cause, but I'm wondering why the heck this Logitech mouse would cause such a weird bug...
Anyway, thanks to all for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
Sadly, this problem has returned. -_-
I plugged in an official Apple Mighty Mouse and the problem came back.
- No mouse = no problem
- Plug in a mouse = problem returns
I'm using a 2010 MBP. If I don't use a mouse, and just use the trackpad, everything is fine. But as soon as I plug in a mouse (Apple or otherwise) the problem comes back.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to reticentfaux)
Aha! A solution! (Again!)
Here's the rub: scroll bars.
OS X Lion tries to be smart about when to show scroll bars and when not to. When using a trackpad, it hides them. When using a mouse, it shows them. This causes a problem with the Pages thumbnail sidebar when opening a document with the sidebar visibile and a mouse plugged in. The app gets a signal from OS X to turn on scroll bars automatically when appropriate. When these scrollbars kick in, the scrollbar that pops up on the thumbnail sidebar shoves the thumbnails over to make room for itself, thus making them smaller.
- Go to System Preferences > General
- Change "Show scroll bars:" to anything EXCEPT "Automaticaly based on input device"
The "Automatic" setting causes the problem.