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Don't show this again. Apple Discussions poster lostintrns writes: "I set my system prefs under "Expose and Spaces" so that top left would start screen saver, top right would show spaces, bottom right would show desktop. Fixes Unplug the mouse and plug it back in Doing this will reload the mouse driver, and hopefully reset any problematic driver functions that were preventing hot corners from being recognized. Late-breakers macfixit.
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How Do I Disable Hot Corners In Mac OS X?
Hot corners trigger actions when you move your cursor to one of the four corners of the display. As you can see above, the Hot Corners button is at the bottom right of the preference pane. Click that to see hot corner options. I've set the top left corner of my screen to Put Display to Sleep. This means that when I move my cursor to that corner, the display goes dark. So I can lock the screen with a quick swipe, and don't even need to use the keyboard.
No matter which method you choose, it's a good idea to think of locking your screen when you're away from your Mac. Even if you're alone, you should get into the habit of doing this so it becomes a reflex. Follow IntegoSecurity.
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The Mac Security Blog. Search for:. With the menu showing, hold down the Command key and the menus change.
If you now select a function, it will be triggered only if the mouse is in the corner of the screen and the key is being pressed at the same time. The Shift, Ctrl, Option and Command keys can be used. If you are having problems with Hot Corners, it is worth experimenting with these keys and see if specifying one of them helps to trigger the Hot Corners action. One Hot Corner is better than none, so try all four corners. Another fix for some people is changing the function of the corners. If you have Start Screen Saver on the right and Launchpad on the left, swap them.
Rebooting the Mac works for some.
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Some people do not restart their Mac for days or even weeks, but rebooting can solve problems, so try it. Even just closing the lid of a MacBook, waiting a few seconds, then opening it again can get Hot Corners working again.
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Another solution is to restart the Dock. Type into Terminal killall Dock and the Dock is shut down and restarted. Hot Corners then seems to start working again for a few people.
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