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Jumping out of application

As I am typing after a few minutes, I notice that I am no longer in the application and have to click back on the open window to continue. What could be the problem?

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Sounds like you are accidentally touching the touch pad with your wrists. this happens to alot of people i have talked to.

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1) restart mac and press down the trackpad button after you hear the startup noise

2) if that does not work try opening up disk utility which is located in applications and then in the utilities folder and click on the icon of your disk under the left hand column then go up to eject button and click eject

3) or open up terminal found in the utilities folder within your applications folder and then type in
drutil tray eject and then press return

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When I try to connect my Seagate Free Agent Pro backup drive using USB to my new Sony BDP S570 DVD player I receive a message USB device connected is not support. It worked with a Western Digital drive


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Just wondering if anyone else was having issues with Microsoft Word from MS Office 2008, where you open the application, you type a few sentences, and the application freezes with the spinning circle of death that won't go away until you click the dock where it says "application not responding" and do a force-quit? You can leave the circle spinning for 10-20-30 minutes, and it never goes away.

Now for the weird part--this error only happens for me when I'm using a specific document on my computer. I can open Word, start a new document, type several paragraphs of text, and it works fine. But I've been working on an existing paper for about two months that all of a sudden started causing these freezes/crashes when editing it. It's about 30 pages roughly, no images, no big inserts that would take up a lot of memory (116 kb in size). And up until today, there were no problems. So why all of a sudden can't I edit anything on this paper without freezing the program?! I downloaded the Microsoft Office 2008 Service Pack 1 that was just released after this problem started, and ran all the recent Java and program updates through Software Update with computer restarts. I even copied the text from the Word document I was working on, pasted it into a new document, tried saving it as both .doc and .docx, and again the program still freezes when working with that text in a new file. This one baffles me. It's like the text within a document is somehow freezing the application. One thing I did notice is that the freezes seem to happen when I'm scrolling using a mouse wheel. Not always, but quite a bit. I suppose this is some memory issue related to several pages of text that the program can't render or process when you add new lines of text or scroll, but again, I can't figure why this paper I've been working on for months all of a sudden decided to start freezing Word today. Can you really only have 30 double-spaced pages of text in Word before it crashes?

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In your case, you have slot drive in your Mac Mini so try the command line that I have provided below. It is just a slight modification from what you stated you tried.

-EJECTING DISC USING TERMINAL-

From your Desktop:

•Click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

• Locate and open the Terminal application.

• At prompt, type: drutil eject and press the Return key on your keyboard

(NOTE: If you have a CD/DVD drive with a tray, type: drutil tray open press the Return key on your keyboard).


If that procedure with Terminal does not work, there are two applications that you can try:
Disk Utility- You open the application, select the affected disc or the optical drive in the left sidebar window. Then select eject from the top of the Disk Utility menu. See if that work.

iTunes- Simply open the application, and select the eject icon at the bottom of the window.

Last but not least, I did notice you did not mention that you try this procedure:

Reboot your Mac Mini.
As the Mac Mini boots up, hold down all mouse buttons and keep holding them down until (hopefully) the cd ejects.
I am not sure if you have done all of these processes for ejecting your disc, but again these steps were not mentioned in your initial inquiry.

Let me know if these additional steps have helped or if they are in fact redundant.

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