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I have this issue on my Macbook Air that happens often if I select a gadget on the dashboard. I get forced away from the dashboard to the Desktop. I noticed if I previously selected one gadget and I select a different gadget it will do this. For example:

  1. I use the dictionary gadget
  2. Move away from dashboard to do something else
  3. Then go to the dashboard again to use a calculator
  4. Forced away from dashboard

Is this a software problem or is it normal? If it is normal, can I stop this from happening in "system preferences"?

Version 10.7.5

  • And this is not just an accidental swipe back to the Desktop with four fingers on the Trackpad? I cannot reproduce this behavior. – Ethan Lee Nov 28 '12 at 3:14
  • No, I use three fingers to swipe between the desktop and dashboard but click on the gadgets with a mouse. After swiping I do not touch the trackpad at all. Only the mouse. I am not sure about what triggers this to happen because sometimes this issue does not occur and only happens when least expected. – user34476 Nov 28 '12 at 3:32
  • What sort of mouse? Two finger swipes can bring you to the Desktop with Magic Mouse. – Ethan Lee Nov 28 '12 at 3:35
  • It is made by a brand called Tuscani and I think the kind of mouse is supposed to be HD-M324s. imgur.com/DPbpr – user34476 Nov 28 '12 at 4:21
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I have updated my software on my Mac and this problem has stopped. Thank you all for helping me with this issue.

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