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Question: Finder dissapeared from top tab

Product is iMac, macOS High Sierra v.10.13.3


Finder tab disappeared from the top and a grey colour covers half the screen and disables:

* side by side split screen,

* mission control to separate screens and

* when in full screen cannot find buttons to exit and esc doesn’t work to bring in the dock,

* plus of course all the Finder functions aren’t available.

What I tried unsuccessfully so far.

Force quit Applications to relaunch Finder

Cut power & restart.

Can someone please help me restore Finder tab and eliminate the grey screen?

thank you. Hugo


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Mar 16, 2018 5:49 PM in response to Hugo Berlet In response to Hugo Berlet

Hello Hugo,

Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

I understand from your post that the Finder tab has disappeared and a grey color is covering half your screen. Restarting your Mac in safe mode will help isolate what could be causing this issue. The following article has steps which will walk you through how to start up your Mac into safe mode:

Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support

Best Regards.

Mar 16, 2018 5:49 PM

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