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. You can also look for me on the Women's Information Network in the Zen of Technology Show. www.thewinonline.com
Happy Sunday. Michael Murdock, CEO