I can never use most Apple-made apps on my MacBook Pro with Retina display, as the UI never responds, however Mail gets new emails and Preview displays images. It's just that I cannot click.

I can't close it and I can't use the menu bar, however it responds to keyboard commands.

I have to force quit these apps every single time. I don't have the 'reopen windows' option on, so I don't understand what is going on. Activity Monitor is normal.

  • Just cleared font cache in Onyx. No result. – galexite Sep 6 '14 at 8:02
  • You do not want to mess around with that--bring it to service. But if you must, publish Console log (located in your Utility folder) using (copy/paste) some 30 lines from the time stamp of relevance. – Ruskes Sep 10 '14 at 15:58
  • Why not? I've been using OnyX ever since Panther. – galexite Sep 11 '14 at 13:52
  • Plus, on a well known forum, I saw somebody fix the problem by doing so. – galexite Sep 11 '14 at 13:59

Found out what it was.

Ink > Write Anywhere was enabled, when it shouldn't. As soon as it was disabled, the affected Apple apps started working again.

I thought it was something to do with the Wacom tablet I bought, but couldn't find any connection. Now I know it was Apple's own Ink software. Maybe I shall report it as a bug.

  • I'm having the same thing, i didn't install ink it appeared on it own – user166206 Jan 17 '16 at 20:24

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