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Stacks Unresponsive when Closing and Reopening

Submitted by polycat33 on December 2, 2008 to Annoyance, Bug

When you click to open a stack, and then you immediately click again to close it, nothing happens. The mouse must be moved a tad in order for the next click to register. I'm not sure if this is a "feature" to protect against accidental double clicks closing a stack right after it's opening, but if it is, it's a lousy feature.

Also, after closing the stack, clicking again (with the desire to reopen the stack) does nothing. The mouse must be moved a tad before clicking again in order to get the stack to reopen. No matter how many times you click after the stack has closed, if the mouse hasn't moved, those clicks will do nothing.

I've run into this many times, either clicking the wrong stack and wanting to close it right after opening it, or wanting to reopen a stack right after closing it for whatever reason, and it drives me nuts.

It seems like a bug/glitch, should be an easy fix. If it's a feature, get rid of it.

Low

Low

Not fixed

Discussion (3 comments)

polycat33 wrote on December 2, 2008, 4:53am

Changed problem description.

polycat33 wrote on December 2, 2008, 7:02am

Changed title from [Stacks Unresponsive when Reopening] to [Stacks Unresponsive when Closing and Reopening].
Changed problem description.
Changed solution description.

ebaur wrote on December 2, 2008, 4:03pm

It probably is a feature to avoid someone double-clicking the stack, since a lot of users are in that habit from other areas of the finder. Still, it seems they could add a delay that it would respond after a short time.

polycat33 wrote on December 4, 2008, 7:59am

Actually, I just checked to see if there is a delay set, and sometimes a click works after waiting a bit, and sometimes it doesn't. So seems like a bit of a glitchy feature, if it's a feature.

migueld wrote on December 15, 2008, 11:44pm

I agree, I also run into this often and I find it very annoying.

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