Sunday, November 08, 2009

Strange Macintosh Behavior

Have you ever opened your Apple Mail and there's no messages bolded so it appears as if you've read them all? Or you send out a message and the font is bold even when you tell it not to be? This happened to me this morning and I found a quick solution that saved me from rebooting the computer.

QUIT the FINDER - Now your questions is probably two fold, but basically the Finder is what you look at when you're looking at your screen and the Apple Menu in the upper left has the word FINDER next to it like so:

How do you quit the finder? Simple, Go under the Finder menu to the last item on the menu and select it. It's the QUIT function.

This will cause all of your icons sitting on your desktop to vanish. To bring them back, simply click on the Smiling Face Icon at the far left of your DOCK

When you've done this, the icons will magically reappear. Notice also that when the Finder is not running, it's like any other application in that the little glow dot is gone from underneath it.

When it's properly restarted it gets its dot back as seen below.

If you were having the same problem as I was with Mail, the problem will now have vanished. Relaunch Mail and see that now your unread messages are back to being bolded and when you write a message the font is no longer all bold.

That's your DocMurdock™ Macintosh TIP for this day.

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Happy Sunday.

Michael Murdock, CEO
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