My mac 10.6.8 Snow leopard has suddenly slowed down and I can no longer access the desktop icons.


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My Mac 10.6.8 is very slow. The internet speed is OK.
I cannot access any desktop icons with the mouse.
I cannot get the Mac HD icon to open.
Spotlight will allow me to access disk utility directly, but it has not helped.
Updates say I am all updated. Mouse responds to open dock, but not ANY desktop icons.
 
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What exact Mac model are you using? If it is somewhat "old", and nothing has been replaced, your hard drive could be going bad. Hopefully, you have a backup of your system. Also, you might need a more robust Disk Repair program like Disk Warrior or TechTool Pro to analyze the internal hard drive.
 
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Thanks for your reply. I tried my wired mouse in my other computer and it worked OK.
I exchanged my wireless mouse from the other computer to the one I had issues with and it now functions OK as well. I must have done something to eliminate the desktop features from the mouse, but don't know what.
Under preferences I have checked all aspects of the mouse and could not find any difference.
Recently I enlarged the curser arrow size, and perhaps changed something else, but I cannot find the spot where I can change the curser size now. It is not under mouse on the preferences.
 
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If you have a third party mouse, you need to insure that you have the latest drivers for that mouse.

Also, do you have a backup of your system, and hopefully one that was made prior to you making the changes?

Still need to know what specific Mac model you are using.
 

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