Mountain Lion Bug?

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  1. Chris Schram

    Chris Schram Guest

    I just sent the following message to Apple's Mountain Lion Feedback
    page. This "bug" is pretty consistent, occurring when I am away from my
    screen for a prolonged period of time. I looked through my logs, but
    nothing jumped out as being relevant here. Any suggestions? Is anyone
    else getting this bug?

    "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    time."

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  2. Chris Schram

    Lewis Guest

    In message <>
    Chris Schram <> wrote:
    > "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    > a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    > One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    > thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    > nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    > time."


    Not seeing that on my mini or MBP.

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    Lewis, Jul 31, 2012
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  3. Chris Schram

    Tim Lance Guest

    On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:15:16 -0500, Lewis wrote
    (in article <>):

    > In message <>
    > Chris Schram <> wrote:
    >> "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    >> a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    >> One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    >> thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    >> nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    >> time."

    >
    > Not seeing that on my mini or MBP.
    >
    >


    Nor me on 2.2 GHz i7 MacBook Pro (early 2011).

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    Tim Lance, Jul 31, 2012
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  4. Chris Schram

    Ant Guest

    Is this a clean install or an upgrade? Can you reproduce it with a brand
    new account?


    On 7/30/2012 9:43 PM PT, Chris Schram typed:

    > I just sent the following message to Apple's Mountain Lion Feedback
    > page. This "bug" is pretty consistent, occurring when I am away from my
    > screen for a prolonged period of time. I looked through my logs, but
    > nothing jumped out as being relevant here. Any suggestions? Is anyone
    > else getting this bug?
    >
    > "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    > a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    > One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    > thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    > nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    > time."
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    Ant, Jul 31, 2012
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  5. Chris Schram

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    On 2012-07-31 04:43:38 +0000, Chris Schram said:

    [in the context of Mountain Lion]

    > "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    > a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    > One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    > thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    > nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    > time."


    I'm running Mountain Lion and the three fingers plus thumb and the four
    finger swipes are working fine for me.


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    TaliesinSoft, Jul 31, 2012
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  6. Chris Schram

    Chris Schram Guest

    Followup: Mountain Lion Bug?

    In article <>,
    Chris Schram <> wrote:

    > I just sent the following message to Apple's Mountain Lion Feedback
    > page. This "bug" is pretty consistent, occurring when I am away from my
    > screen for a prolonged period of time. I looked through my logs, but
    > nothing jumped out as being relevant here. Any suggestions? Is anyone
    > else getting this bug?
    >
    > "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    > a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    > One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    > thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    > nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    > time."


    Thanks for your responses when I posed the original message a few days
    ago.

    Someone asked whether I had done a clean install of Mountain Lion. No,
    this was what Joe Kissell describes as a "Plan A" install. It's
    reassuring that he recommends this method for most users.

    I have tried leaving fewer combinations of apps running when I allow my
    iMac to sleep. No useful data yet.

    I have not yet moved on to seeing what happens in a clean account.
    That's coming soon. I suppose a Guest account would be about as clean as
    they can get.

    I use the demo version of Launchpad Manager on occasion. It claims to
    restart the Dock when it saves its settings. I have observed that this
    action temporarily restores my multi-touch functionality, as does
    'killall Dock' in Terminal. This is my biggest "clue" so far (though it
    seems strange that multi-touch is somehow interrelated with the Dock).

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    Chris Schram, Aug 3, 2012
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  7. Re: Followup: Mountain Lion Bug?

    In article <>,
    Chris Schram <> wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > Chris Schram <> wrote:
    >
    > > I just sent the following message to Apple's Mountain Lion Feedback
    > > page. This "bug" is pretty consistent, occurring when I am away from my
    > > screen for a prolonged period of time. I looked through my logs, but
    > > nothing jumped out as being relevant here. Any suggestions? Is anyone
    > > else getting this bug?
    > >
    > > "When I return to my iMac after it has been idle (perhaps sleeping) for
    > > a while, multi-touch gestures on my Magic Trackpad no longer function.
    > > One or two-finger actions do still work, but the three fingers plus
    > > thumb that should access Launchpad does nothing. Four-finger swipes do
    > > nothing. Logging out and logging in restores multi-touch until next
    > > time."

    >
    > Thanks for your responses when I posed the original message a few days
    > ago.
    >
    > Someone asked whether I had done a clean install of Mountain Lion. No,
    > this was what Joe Kissell describes as a "Plan A" install. It's
    > reassuring that he recommends this method for most users.
    >
    > I have tried leaving fewer combinations of apps running when I allow my
    > iMac to sleep. No useful data yet.
    >
    > I have not yet moved on to seeing what happens in a clean account.
    > That's coming soon. I suppose a Guest account would be about as clean as
    > they can get.
    >
    > I use the demo version of Launchpad Manager on occasion. It claims to
    > restart the Dock when it saves its settings. I have observed that this
    > action temporarily restores my multi-touch functionality, as does
    > 'killall Dock' in Terminal. This is my biggest "clue" so far (though it
    > seems strange that multi-touch is somehow interrelated with the Dock).


    Maybe not the Dock itself, but one of the other processes that gets
    restarted when Dock restarts, like Dashboard.

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    Barry Margolin, Aug 3, 2012
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  8. Chris Schram

    Lewis Guest

    Re: Followup: Mountain Lion Bug?

    In message <>
    Chris Schram <> wrote:
    > I have tried leaving fewer combinations of apps running when I allow my
    > iMac to sleep. No useful data yet.


    Try disconnecting your USB devices.

    > I use the demo version of Launchpad Manager on occasion. It claims to
    > restart the Dock when it saves its settings. I have observed that this
    > action temporarily restores my multi-touch functionality, as does
    > 'killall Dock' in Terminal. This is my biggest "clue" so far (though it
    > seems strange that multi-touch is somehow interrelated with the Dock).


    The gestures are administered by the Dock.app, so this is not at all
    surprising.

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    Lewis, Aug 3, 2012
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  9. Chris Schram

    Lewis Guest

    Re: Followup: Mountain Lion Bug?

    In message <>
    Lewis <> wrote:
    > In message <>
    > Chris Schram <> wrote:
    >> I have tried leaving fewer combinations of apps running when I allow my
    >> iMac to sleep. No useful data yet.


    > Try disconnecting your USB devices.


    >> I use the demo version of Launchpad Manager on occasion. It claims to
    >> restart the Dock when it saves its settings. I have observed that this
    >> action temporarily restores my multi-touch functionality, as does
    >> 'killall Dock' in Terminal. This is my biggest "clue" so far (though it
    >> seems strange that multi-touch is somehow interrelated with the Dock).


    > The gestures are administered by the Dock.app, so this is not at all
    > surprising.


    Interesting, today after opening up the laptop the three finger tap
    gesture did not work. Restarted the dock, and it still doesn't work.
    Three finger drag works, and all the four finger swipes and such, but
    not three finger tap (lookup).

    Toggled it on and off, no go.

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    Lewis, Aug 4, 2012
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  10. Chris Schram

    Chris Schram Guest

    Re: Followup: Mountain Lion Bug?

    In article <>,
    Lewis <> wrote:

    > In message <>
    > Lewis <> wrote:
    > > In message <>
    > > Chris Schram <> wrote:
    > >> I have tried leaving fewer combinations of apps running when I allow my
    > >> iMac to sleep. No useful data yet.

    >
    > > Try disconnecting your USB devices.

    >
    > >> I use the demo version of Launchpad Manager on occasion. It claims to
    > >> restart the Dock when it saves its settings. I have observed that this
    > >> action temporarily restores my multi-touch functionality, as does
    > >> 'killall Dock' in Terminal. This is my biggest "clue" so far (though it
    > >> seems strange that multi-touch is somehow interrelated with the Dock).

    >
    > > The gestures are administered by the Dock.app, so this is not at all
    > > surprising.

    >
    > Interesting, today after opening up the laptop the three finger tap
    > gesture did not work. Restarted the dock, and it still doesn't work.
    > Three finger drag works, and all the four finger swipes and such, but
    > not three finger tap (lookup).
    >
    > Toggled it on and off, no go.


    Today I finally got around to trying out dictation. Enabled it, agreed
    to stuff, selected the right microphone, yada, yada, yada. No dictation.
    Logged into the Guest account and it worked fine. After a restart, there
    it was working in my regular account. Unlike the trick to reenable
    gestures, I have yet to find the magic incantation to reenable dictation.

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    Chris Schram, Aug 4, 2012
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