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Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2007 6:03 PM (in response to jcdbasho2)Exactly what happened to me. I had Leopard working without issue since release day, and only after installing Office 2004 earlier this week (thanks to the BFD sale) did this screen saver hot corner issue appear!
I had Office X installed previously...never did uninstall it, I think I'll go try the removal tool.Powerbook G4 Ti 1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2008 3:04 AM (in response to Ben Poole)FWIW, some more info -- see if this tallies with your experience.
I sleep my Macbook by closing the lid. Every now and again (there's no pattern), when I open the lid to wake the machine up, once I've typed my log-in credentials in, the screen flashes to the OS, then goes black and shows the log-in box again.
If I type in my credentials, I am in the OS as normal. If I leave the machine, the screen stays dimmed (albeit with a cursor on it) and nothing I do will wake the machine -- I have to close the lid and re-open it.
Either way, once that has happened Leopard works but I cannot restart or log-out, nor will the screensaver kick in. To my mind, this is all tied together, as the log-out and restart processes use the Login pane, and so does my screensaver (I have my preferences set to require a password when coming out of the screensaver).
Rather than force a reboot by holding down the power button, I have a command alias set up in my bash profile which locks the machine -- a restart is then possible from the login window this lock command presents.
FYI, the command is as follows:
/System/Library/CoreServices/"Menu Extras"/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend
... so I have no work-around for this issue. All I can confirm is that (a) it's definitely down to Leopard and (b) it's not USB device related -- the issue crops up regardless of whether a USB device is connected to the Macbook.Macbook (Black) 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2008 8:24 PM (in response to Ben Poole)Same issues here with MacBook Air. Corners do not work for screensaver and the close lid sleep and occassional double login or blank screen on open.
I wonder if this has to do with use of the Migration Assistant? I used this and wondered if there were some oddball legacy preferences causing the issue.MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.2), SSD
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2008 10:44 AM (in response to Ben Poole)In case anyone is still following this thread, here’s what I’ve found seems to be working for me (could be complete voodoo but you never know):
I have a Bluetooth mouse. If I turn this off first, and then put the Macbook to sleep, touch wood the issue goes away. I’ve not had to force a reboot in weeks now.Macbook (Black) 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2008 12:18 PM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")just to note that this is only related to the screen saver app. if you try assigning different tasks to the same corner it works just fine.
my initial thought was that it was related to different resolutions going back and forth between different monitors (old resolution isn't properly flushed?). but that can't be it since the corners themselves are detected properly.
someone from apple needs to debug this. i don't think deleting caches/loggin out/restarting is the way to go here. i also wonder if there is a consistent way to reproduce this.Macbook Pro C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2008 3:39 PM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")one more observation. the screen saver doesn't start at all, not even on a timer set in system preferences. so there is definitely something wrong with the screen saver startup script or something of that nature.Macbook Pro C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2008 11:38 PM (in response to fguzman07)Simply press Escape button and it'll start the screensaver.
BTW, the same problem appears in my Mac life... Retyping passwords, hot corners being suddenly reset to defaults (no bindings at all). Plus to that when I set a hot corner to screen saving and use it I get simply a black screen. Moving mouse wakes it up without asking password. And at the same time waiting 5 minutes to for automatic screen saver launch does it OK - I see the screen saver.
I think it's because of MobileMe Preferences syncing... Never had these problems (except double login) before started using MobileMe service.
Plus to that I lost control of my Dock - it doesn't allow me to add new icons, rearrange them, etc... It's so annoying.
Using old MBP (MA895) and a new iMac 20"...MacBook Pro MA895 & iMac 20" MB324, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2008 4:08 AM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")I am experiencing this also, after the last round of updates. Has anyone found a resolution to this issue. All other Expose corners work, except for screensaver. I use this all the time, leaping up from desk, and its a nice quick useful function, one that I am going to miss. I hope there is a patch for this soon.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2008 5:01 AM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")I just updated to 10.5.5 and neither hot corners nor time-fuzed screensaver works anymore. Two reboots later and it is still not working. Thanks Apple, you heave buggered up critical security procedures. Apple is 99% genius but 1% staggeringly cavalier. It is unbelievable that such a basic security feature was not properly tested before release.17" PB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2008 2:21 PM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")I have this problem occurring intermittently. Some days the hot corners work for starting the screensaver, and other days they don't. I have not found a solution. It could be related to the password dialog appearing twice when waking from sleep problem.
http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6832083&tstart=0MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2008 3:36 AM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")I had the same problem recently. It's strange because I'm pretty sure I didn't do any software updates. I use a bluetooth mouse and external monitors in multiple locations daily. I need to be able to easily "lock" my workstation because I'm in a mixed office and I need to keep processes running while I'm afk, and I don't want anyone in the office to be able to access sensitive information (database connections, saved logins, etc).
I was reading your post because I needed to address this issue. I noticed you said a reboot fixed your problem and I realized I don't really reboot or shutdown the MBP very often. I promptly rebooted, and now my screen saver hot corner trigger is back! You da man.15-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2010 10:06 PM (in response to Berry with an \"A\")Looking back on these notes, this issue seemed it had been resolved with a simple system update. I never had the issue again after the update, and have long since sold this system to upgrade to Apple's new i7 27"