Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Opening new applications/folders...
    MonteGss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9
    Specs:
    iBook G4 (soon to be 2Ghz Macbook), 30g video iPod BLACK
    Opening new applications/folders...
    I have tried searching for this in various ways on the forum but cannot seem to find an appropriate thread...
    I've been a Mac user for over two years (iBook g4). My wife and I bought a Macbook for her a couple weeks ago. Everything is going fantastic (of course) and we couldn't be happier. However, there is one tiny little difference I have seen with everyday usage of her machine compared to mine (besides being superior in every way). Every time I open a new application, say from the Dock, that application opens up behind any others that I have opened. If I have nothing else open, "Finder" remains open/active while the new app, say Safari remains dim/inactive. Am I explaining this well? This is really bugging me that I cannot think of how to change this...I'm sure it is very simple but I just can't get it. I am no novice Mac user, I'm just drawing a blank. Is this perhaps how a Macbook is supposed to be?

    Lost and feeling a little silly....
    Thanks!
    "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

  2. #2
    MacHeadCase
    Guest
    Wow, MonteGss. You're the second member to post about this annoyance and we never could find a real solution, I don't think. The other thread was started maybe a a month, a month and a half ago. I'm not sure but I think someone mentioned QuickSilver to make windows active?

    This is where writing a good title for a thread that represents what the thread is all about kicks in: a HELP ME! MY MAC IS SICK! HELP ME! PLEASE! doesn't help at all in the searches or isn't descriptive so others can know at a glance what the thread is all about. And no way can we read every single thread posted in here. Ack!

  3. #3
    Opening new applications/folders...
    MonteGss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9
    Specs:
    iBook G4 (soon to be 2Ghz Macbook), 30g video iPod BLACK
    Well, at least I know I'm not alone.
    You're quite right about a descriptive title; I must have read about fifty threads in search of an answer before I posted.
    Thank you for your response regardless.
    "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

  4. #4
    MacHeadCase
    Guest
    I dunno if this would work... How about dragging to the trash your Finder pref file? The path is this:

    Macintosh HD ---> Users ---> Your Home directory ---> Library ---> Preferences ---> com.apple.finder.plist

    See if this would work and let us know how this goes.

  5. #5
    MacHeadCase
    Guest
    I stumbled upon this Wikibooks entry, Mac OS X Tiger/Appendix A. You might find some keyboard shortcuts interesting in that list. Namely:

    Hide Current Application - "Command-H"
    Hide All Other Applications - "Command-Shift-H"
    Minimize All Windows in Current Application to Dock - "Command-Option-M"
    Bring Next Window in Current Application to Front - "Command-`"
    Bring Previous Window in Current Application to Front - "Command-Shift-`"
    Maybe a combination of those, along with the Command (or Apple key) + Tab keys to switch apps... I dunno.

    Also not a direct answer to your problem but nonetheless interesting I find is Peter Maurer's Witch.

    Maybe somebody else has a better idea of what to do here though.

  6. #6
    Opening new applications/folders...
    MonteGss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9
    Specs:
    iBook G4 (soon to be 2Ghz Macbook), 30g video iPod BLACK
    Hello again...

    I tried deleting the Finder preference file....no luck. Thanks again for trying to help me out.
    "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Having a problem opening certain Applications
    By Apple2183 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 06:25 PM
  2. Help with Applications folders
    By licnyguy in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 04:45 PM
  3. opening nested folders
    By cap in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2009, 02:51 AM
  4. Trouble opening applications
    By Blamez in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-17-2009, 12:55 AM
  5. Opening Folders Within Stacks
    By artcarney in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2008, 02:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •