0

I want two files open at once on the desktop. However when I click on one, it opens and the other minimizes.

What can I do?

1
  • Are these different applications, different windows in one application? Which application? – Chealion Jun 17 '10 at 4:51
2

Have you per chance turned on "Single App Mode"? This hidden preference causes Mac OS X to hide all applications but the current active one.

You can tell by running the following command in Terminal.app:

defaults read com.apple.dock single-app

If it prints a 0then it is not turned on. If it prints a 1 then yes, it is turned on.

You can disable this trick by running:

defaults write com.apple.dock single-app 0

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.