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14 Dec 2010, 17:27
Clicking in unused menubar area stop to work
Hi all,
I was using Finderpop 2.2 from long time ago. I have OSX 10.5.8 on Intel.
Unexpectedly, the feature "Clicking in unused menubar area invokes FinderPop" stopped to work. All others features are working (I can invoke by right-click on desktop).
I've uninstalled FinderPop and logout; then I've installed again it (version 2.2), but this feature don't works.
I've done same action with 2.3 version, but I still have the same problem.
The problem don't changes if the menubar is transparent or not transparent.

Anyone can help me?

Thank you
14 Dec 2010, 21:42
Re: Clicking in unused menubar area stop to work
Is your menu bar set to be transparent? FP has problems with the transparent menu bar, possibly in combination with some desktop pictures. Maybe the problem started after you chose a different desktop picture. To disable the menu bar transparency:
- Open System Preferences.
- Open Desktop & Screen Saver under the Personal section.
- Uncheck the box for Translucent Menu Bar.
15 Dec 2010, 09:07
Re: Clicking in unused menubar area stop to work
What RonaldPR said. Let us know if disabling menubar translucency doesn't fix FinderPop.

(The problem stems from the fact that FinderPop looks at the menubar pixels around the area you clicked to determine whether that area is "unused". With menubar translucency and certain desktop background images or patterns, FinderPop can be fooled into thinking that the piece of menubar you clicked on is used for a menu icon or title or something, so FinderPop won't pop up.)
11 Feb 2011, 21:58
Re: Clicking in unused menubar area stop to work
I have the same problem under 10.6.6.

What is interesting is the the daemon keeps de-selecting itself for hiding at start up.

My menu bar is solid.

Any other ideas?
11 Feb 2011, 23:58
Re: Clicking in unused menubar area stop to work
Hey DavidMS - to help diagnose this a bit more...
Are you using FinderPop
What's this about Hiding at Startup? FinderPop Daemon doesn't have a user interface so hiding it at startup makes little sense.
Is the daemon running when you try to click in the menubar?
Is clicking-in-unused-menubar-area enabled in the FinderPop prefPane?
Does clicking in the upper left corner of the screen (the pixel at {0, 0}) pop up a FinderPop menu?
What does (Applications -> Utilities -> say? Normally it will print a message every time an app is patched to add FinderPop functionality (if you're using ? 2.3.0)

Sorry about all the questions!