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Desktop icons frozen

3947 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2010 4:25 PM by Fiodan RSS
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I can't select or move the icons on my desktop. This happens from time to time, I don't understand it. When I navigate to the desktop folder in the finder, the icons work fine.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • George Coghill Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)
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    Jan 24, 2010 3:05 PM (in response to gymnopedie)
    I have the exact same issue. Holding the Option key and right-clicking the Finder icon in the Dock to get the "Relaunch" option will fix temporarily, but it always comes back.

    Seems to happen after the Mac has been idle for awhile.

    Also, potentially related is the recent purchase of a Magic Mouse. Could this be a Bluetooth issue?

    Seems this person is having the same issue: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10651956
    MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos4 Tablet : iPhone 3G
  • Fiodan Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:25 PM (in response to gymnopedie)
    Having the same exact problem. But relaunching the finder is not helping, even temporarily.

    I posted to the main thread on this, but hoping someone with some insight sees this. I absolutely cannot rebuild my drive from scratch (it would take a full day to do it), so I am praying someone is out there with the answer (Im expecting it to be something like: "start up your machine with your right big toe, while holding down Q and P with your left and right thumbs. When you see the apple hold the spacebar down with your tongue for 10 seconds til you hear the startup chime again. Problem should be fixed.").
    MacBook Pro 2.33

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