The Dock in Mac OS X provides fast, one-click access to frequently used applications, folders, files, and even downloads from the Internet. The Finder makes working with your files and documents as easy as browsing your iTunes library.
Though most applications continued to work, I could only FIND them the hard way. I tried to shut down my computer, but because Finder wasn't working, it couldn't shut down any of my applications like mail, Safari, or iPhoto. I kept getting an error message that the finder application wouldn't open because it couldn't be found. I couldn't slurp up photos from the internet, open certain applications or download security updates. For whatever reason, Finder had left me and I was too lazy to go talk to an Apple Genius, but only because whenever I go to an Apple store, there are 759, 243 people in front of me.
Long story short...my son came by to download his photos from the Penn State game (Michigan's third loss in a row), and said, "your Finder isn't working." No kidding. Really? So he fixed it. He shut off the power, rebooted and when he did, Finder was back from vacation.
Sheesh. Simple as that? I had thought of this as an option, but was fearful that if Finder was really lost, nothing would open with a hard restart. Since it wasn't his laptop, my son had no such fear.
Sometimes I think too much.
For Skippy: Trevor on a Stick eating Thai food somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania.
Since it's All Saint's Day, I suppose I have St. Anthony to thank (in addition to my son) for finding Finder.
I'd show you my own pictures from the weekend, but it was rather dull. Miles and miles of stockinette were knit, but I swear, this project will never be finished. While I started it last February with the intent of wearing it by spring, I fear it won't be done until next spring.