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huh?
Authored by: spyro_le_dragon on Aug 15, '01 10:48:09AM

I may not understand everything, but did you ever try
to push the Command-Control-Escape key combination??
Then you can 'relaunch' the finder and if it does not
work, do it again (it will say "force quit" this time).

However there are some desperate cases: I recently had a finder
freeze but soon discovered that in fact my G4 did not want to
launch any application at all.



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Forgot that part...
Authored by: robg on Aug 15, '01 11:41:06AM

I forgot to mention that when I posted last night - cmd-opt-esc wasn't working either. Very strange. I've now updated the story with that fact...

-rob.



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Forgot that part...
Authored by: ppmax on Aug 15, '01 01:39:39PM

ive kept a shortcut to the terminal in the doc since day 1--mainly to force myself to try and use it on occaision. im new to unix, but have found it indespensible for a whole range of tasks including su'ing as other users, root, etc.

...which brings up a good point: it would be really nice if we could have multiple desktops. you can kind of hack this by creating new users for each kind of specialized environment you may need. then config the UI to suit the task at hand in each user environment. the only problem is that you have to log out each time (which means quitting everything) :(

ppmax



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