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pull down menu does not stay!

625 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2007 6:48 AM by littleshoulders RSS
Michel Vézina Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
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Aug 30, 2007 1:26 AM
Hello,

I used to be able to single click on any menu bar items (file, edit, history,,,,, ) and it remainded there without having to hold the mouse down. How do I get it back??


os 10.2.8

michel
G5 1.8ghz, 1.5GB ram, 23Cinema display,, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,010 points)
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    Aug 30, 2007 1:57 AM (in response to Michel Vézina)
    It hasn't done that (having to hold the mouse down) since the System 7 days. I don't think there is a setting anywhere to make it do that instead of the standard "click and it stay down" behavior.

    Do you have a third-party mouse that uses a non-Apple driver?
    Various including Power Mac G5, Pismo w/G4, CRT iMac (tray), Power Mac 8100 w/G3, Mac OS X (10.4.10), also Mac OS X 10.3.9 and Mac OS 9.x
  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,515 points)
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    Aug 30, 2007 6:12 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
    Sorry if I am misunderstanding your reply to the OP Kenichi but I have this feature in 10.3.9 (clicking on a Menu in Menu bar and it staying down after releasing the mouse click.

    littleshoulders
    iMac 400 Ruby Slot Loading G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iMac 400 Ruby 10.3.9/350 Indigo (both G3 640 MB RAM) (dead emac 700 Combo too!)
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Aug 30, 2007 6:13 AM (in response to Michel Vézina)
    Hi michel!

    Depress the Control + F1 keys.
    Then depress the Control + F2 keys.

    Now when you position your cursor on the the Menubar, and click once, the contextual menus will drop down, and stay open.

    As you move the cursor from menu to menu, each of their contextual menus will appear to replace the former.

    ali b
    Snow iMac(10.3.9/9.2.2) 600MHz/256MB/40GB/CD-RW/AOL, MacBook(10.4.9) 1.83GHz/667MHz/512MB/60GB/Combo/AOL
  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,515 points)
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    Aug 30, 2007 6:19 AM (in response to Michel Vézina)
    Hello Michel,

    You may want to start with some system maintenance, if you have not already, such as Repair Disk/Repair Permissions and running the cron maintenance routines in Terminal or by using a third party uitility such as MacJanitor.

    Post back if you haven't and need help with these maintenance routines.

    littleshoulders
    iMac 400 Ruby Slot Loading G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iMac 400 Ruby 10.3.9/350 Indigo (both G3 640 MB RAM) (dead emac 700 Combo too!)
  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,515 points)
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    Aug 31, 2007 6:48 AM (in response to Michel Vézina)
    Hello Michel,

    Glad it was a simple solution such as Repairing Permissions! And thank-you for taking the time to award the post with a "solved" star.

    good luck,

    littleshoulders
    iMac 400 Ruby Slot Loading G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iMac 400 Ruby 10.3.9/350 Indigo (both G3 640 MB RAM) (dead emac 700 Combo too!)

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