Hi just recently i have found i cannot Empty my Trash, usually i can tap on it to see the contents and then Empty it, now i cant empty it no matter what i do. when double tapping on the trash icon, the two menu items that pop up dont do anything either !!!!
ALSO, i used to be able to open a Finder Window by simply tapping on the Dock Icon, now i have to double tap on the Finder icon and manually select Open new finder window, even if there is a Finder Window minimised i have to manually select it, previously i only needed to click on the Dock finder icon to open this minimised window, but now even that doesnt work !.
I am sure this isnt right !. are these two connected ?
Hey Linc, you are truly a Marvel, i went through the process of logging in a Guest User, what a bloomin game that is, i couldnt use much at all, but i eventually managed to create a file and DELETE it, i also managed to open a Finder Window despite there not being any files to see anyway. LOL.
While in the Guest User Mode, i did note that:-
a Single Tap on both Finder and Trash icons worked as i expected !.
a Double Tap on both Finder and Trash icons DID NOTHING.....
so rather cautiously i Logged back into to my MAIN ADMIN account, i couldnt believe it, NOW both of my Finder and Trash Icons behaved normally.
Consequentally i didnt bother with your Second Option
perhaps it was just a case of Re-Booting, which i dont do very often, my Lap Top is on Stand By or SLEEP whenever i am not using it and it also permanently plugged into the mains.