443 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2006 4:35 AM by mac365
Have you tried creating a new account and see how your Finder works in that User acct? (That will tell if your problem is systemwide or limited to your User acct.)
Open System Preferences > Accounts > "+" make it an admin account.
If this works, then log back into your problem account and navigate to ~(yourhome)/library/preferences and trash these two files:
Then log out and back in again. Or restart.
(You will have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)
Let us know.
I've had the same problem under 10.4.3-10.4.5. I can click and rename files as normal in the finder, but if I do it for quite a while on many files, eventually the finder decides to stop repsonding to ANY keyboard usage at all. When this happens, other apps still respond to keystrokes normally. Restarting the finder, logging in/out, or rebooting is the only way I can fix it when it happens. Like I sai,d it only happens after spending a while renaming quite a few files manually in the finder. That's about all the info I have...annoying problem...
G5 2x2.0GHz, 2.5GB RAM, 1TB storage Mac OS X (10.4.5)
This problem seems to be quite persisten. I had it on a PB Ti (667). This machine was recently replaced by a MacBook Pro 15". After some days the MP had the same problme! I did NOT use the Migration Assistant, so no preferences should have been copied.
Trashing the suggested Finder prefs works - especially since you need to restart the Finder, which cures the problem for a while. However, the Problem returns after using the MP for some hours!
I suspect that some Application - probably Quark (6.x) or MS Office, since there seem to be some correlations - is responsible.
Anybody know for sure what the cause of the problem is?