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Desktop icons disappear every few seconds and ....

...and interrupts whatever I am working on. Then I have to click on my email, program, or whatever I was working on to proceed. Seems to have started after I updated QuickTime. Have uninstalled and reinstalled...still a problem. When I am interrupted it always goes back to finder window until I click on whatever I was working on.

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  • kip5456 Feb 05, 2009

    I'm having the same problem, i just had an update for my quicktime. HELP!

  • DAIK2 Feb 19, 2009

    Started having the same problem a couple weeks back.  Szot's solution (Stuffit AVR) seems to have solved it for me.  Thanks.


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It might be linked to Stuffit. Do you guys have Stuffit installed? There is a preference called Stuffit AVR (Archive Via Rename): In your system preferences go to the bottom and click on the Stuffit AVR option. Click the Stuffit AVR tab on the left, and click the "STOP" button. This should do the trick. For some reason this is cycling through our desktop/finder and causing so much of the frustration when you update your quicktime.

If that did not help or if you do not have Stuffit, try turning off Affloat.

Let me know if this helped!

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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