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goozergrafx 03-13-2009 12:07 AM

mousing over links/menu items/dock longer works
I have seen this question asked in several different ways, but have never seen it truly resolved. Sometime during every session, when I move the cursor over a hot link nothing happens (it should change to a hand), when I click on a menu item, the sub menus do not highlight when I mouse over them, the dock will not pull up when I go to its hot area unless I click, and my sleep hot corner will not activate. The mouse obviously still moves, I can still click with both buttons, and the scroll wheel still functions *using a Microsoft mouse.)

I have tried unplugged the mouse.
I have tried using another mouse.
I have tried rebooting.
I have run Disk Utility.
I have run Disk Warrior.
I have Archived and Installed.


I wish I could go back to 10.4.6 (at this point, I'm starting to miss System 7!), but I have some apps that require 10.4.9. I would've upgraded to 10.5, but I see that some users are having this issue on that system as well, so I'm not inspired to take that leap quite yet. I hope someone can help!


goozergrafx 03-16-2009 11:15 PM

Well, I guess I'll provide my own "solution." It seems that Safari was the culprit. Since it would seem to happen every time I had Safari open (solo or with other apps running,) I trashed Safari, switched over to Firefox, and have had no issues so far. Of course, this doesn't provide the "why" of the issue, whether it was some sort of conflict or just a crappy update, but I'm working again and that's the bottom line.


goozergrafx 03-17-2009 01:02 PM

Well, it seems I spoke too soon. Typical.

At the time, I had Firefox, Mail, Transmission, Little Snitch, Stickies, and Temperature Monitor open. I left my computer for about 45 minutes, and when I woke the screen (sleep for the HD is off when Transmission is active,) the problem returned. Come to think of it, this seems to be an issue with waking the monitor, as I seem to recall that this was the pattern before. Now I guess I just have to figure out what program or process isn't playing nice with Energy Saver, or if Energy Saver itself is the problem.


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