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Apps Launched from Dock Displays Desktop
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damojag
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Oct 28, 2010, 07:46 AM
 
Hi,

Just a strange problem here - when I launch an Application from my Dock (not from the Applications folder) my screen shows up the desktop and then the app. For example I am running Safari now but if I were to open Address Book from the dock, the desktop shows and then the Address Book opens.

Not a life-threatening problem, more a nuisance!

Any ideas?
     
cybergoober
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:19 AM
 
Odd... This is the expected behavior when option-clicking an app in the Dock.

What kind of machine is this? Is it possible when you click the app in the Dock, you are accidentally pressing the option key as well? For whatever reason it sounds like your click is being registered as an option-click.
     
angelmb
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Nov 7, 2010, 03:33 PM
 
Is there any chance you are using a non Apple mouse?. I recall something similar, if not the same, happened to me with older versions of the Logitech Control Center software.
     
damojag  (op)
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Nov 10, 2010, 09:05 PM
 
I am running a MacBook Pro - it's a problem with my user settings so it's something I may have installed ... some option I ticked! Option-Clicking does the opposite ... it opens the app as normal!
     
   
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