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  • anninchina Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. I have tried the cmd W shortcut, making sure I am clicking right in the middle of the x, tried clicking within the window outside the window on the window's bar and then the red button, all to no avail. Clicking in any area of the trackpad makes no difference. The window will not close. Going to Finder bar and clicking Close Window, still nothing. One does suspect that there are more than (now) 4 people who are encountering this in OSX 10.6.7. I have a macbook pro. Green and yellow buttons work fine. Other windows close no problem. Seems to start most often when I open Apps window, or my HD icon or user home. I have to do the Windows-world thing and re-start in order to get rid of the window.

  • Jason Kim Level 2 (165 points)

    Same problem here.  Thought it was my Magic Mouse, but it happens when I revert to my wired mouse.  Just got a Magic Trackpad and it's still a problem.  Happens randomly and I have to click on another window and reclick the red button to make it work.  Ridiculous.

  • WillyWoo Level 1 (0 points)

    I posted the work around a while back, but I guess its lost in the middle of this rather long list:

     

    Turns out the problem is very common and frustrating.  The solution is to change the Double Click speed to something rather high in trackpad preferences.

    Note: this problem can be reproduced by clicking between the Red and Yellow buttons on the top left of a window.  Those buttons are now non responsive till the window is clicked again – say by moving it using the title bar.

     

    Hope that helps

    Jeff

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    Can't confirm!!

     

    Can't confirm!!

  • WillyWoo Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you change the Double Click speed to something high?  Sorry, I am not sure what you mean by "can't confirm"

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    Are you joking!?!

     

    Still. Can't. Confirm.

  • anninchina Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried this. It worked once, but now it doesn't. Restarted computer, opened Applications from "Go" on toolbar and it worked! But then I tried again. Now it's completely back to the same non-functioning button. I set double click to max speed, have tried single, double, gajillion clicking the inert red button. Green and yellow buttons work properly.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,727 points)

    This is a very old topic, and appending your own question to the end of it is not the best strategy.  Also, note that there have been several good troubleshooting solutions posted (much) earlier, such as starting up in safe mode or testing on a different user account.  If you have not done those things, I suggest you try them now.

  • Hemen Sangoi Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem..red button not clicking ..and the trackpad seems to have some problem. cannot select text !!! can any one help?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,972 points)

    Hemen Sangoi wrote:

     

    I have the same problem..red button not clicking ..and the trackpad seems to have some problem. cannot select text !!! can any one help?

    Read the entire post, solutions have already been presented.

  • Hemen Sangoi Level 1 (0 points)

    red button fix can be done by setting the double click to something very fast , but it does not address the trackpad selecting issue. i cannot select my text with the trackpad.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,972 points)

    Start your own post with your own problem.

  • janana01 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here Mac mini OSX mountain Lion logitech wireless mouse + MBA mountain lion no mouse

    happens on both - it's a bug for sure.  BTW, happens on the "close tab" in Safari too. 

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    Can't confirm.

  • WillyWoo Level 1 (0 points)

    CT

     

    Your comments are not helpful nor are they meaningful.  Whether you can confirm something (what ever that means) is disrespectful of those posting solutions that work for their issue.  It's very possible that a problem can have multiple cause and solutions and you pooh poohing others provides nothing but a lack of clarity.  Who are you to confirm anything.