Greyed frame around Mac display


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My infant son got to my 2012 MacBook pro and started mashing buttons. He must have turned on a feature that I am unaware of and therefor cannot turn back off. There is a small grey frame around my entire display that actually blocks my mouse functions. For example, if the red x that closes a window is in the top left corner and thus under the grey frame, I cannot click the x to close the window. This is true for every program except the force quit. Force quit shows up on top of the grey frame and allows me to interact with it just like normal. Any ideas? Here's a pic to show what I'm talking about.
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Hello and welcome.

It sounds like Exposé got stuck in Show Desktop mode. Try these steps to correct it:

Restart the Mac, if that doesn't fix it, then continue below.

1. Press Command + Space
2. Type terminal in the box then press Return
3. At the prompt, type:

killall Dock

4. Press Enter
5. The Dock will close and restart. That should free things back up.
6. Quit Terminal

Let us know if that doesn't fix it,

C
 
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hi,

it didn't seem to work for my iMac (late 2009).
Are there any other options to fix this problem?
Thanks and my best wishes to all for 2017 and beyond.

kind regards,

luke
 
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hi,

it didn't seem to work for my iMac (late 2009).
Are there any other options to fix this problem?
Thanks and my best wishes to all for 2017 and beyond.

kind regards,

luke
Hi!

I'm on the same platform and computer and it didn't work either. I found an even easier way. Press the apple logo in the top left, go to force quit, and relaunch finder where it usually says force quit for the other applications :) If it doesn't work tell me.
 
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