This has been happening infrequently, perhaps twice a month. Is there a log file somewhere that might be of help that I could post?
I was able to take a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/8J76fhb.png
As you can see, only one of my spaces showed up when I went to TotalSpaces, the others were blank (not even their backgrounds appear).
I’ve tried letting it sit around for awhile – after about 15 minutes I did a force restart.
I use the bottom left corner as my TotalSpaces trigger. Repeatedly going back to that corner doesn’t bring things back. Neither does the escape key.
I think this is happening if/when I go into/out of TotalSpaces rather quickly - perhaps even doing it a couple times in a row - often by accident.
Yes, if it happens please look in Console.app and see if you can scroll back to where the freeze happened. I am very interested in any messages from TotalSpaces or Dock.
TotalSpaces is programmed to cancel the overview grid on wake (even if keyboard/trackpad input is not working) - so it’s worth putting your machine to sleep and waking it to see if that fixes the freeze (rather than rebooting straight away).
I can confirm this behavior. I love TotalSpaces, but I must confirm this same behaviour, I think after migration to 10.9.2. I can confirm the impression, that this happens when quickly changing screens. I get a total freeze. I probably mostly work with my external screen (EIZO) when this happens. If I wait too long, then everything freezes and I must make a hard restart. When I open up my mac as well, so that I have two screens, I sometimes manage to shut TotalSpaces down and start it again.
I am sad about this behaviour of a favoured program of my mac
Hi Harris, obviously I’m very keen to fix this.
I can’t reproduce it at the moment - so I would certainly love to see some Console.app logs if either of you are able to provide them.
good that you want to take care about this.
I will make a console.app log copy when this happens again. Shall I post that here?
Sure, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if it’s easier.
Just to check in - it hasn’t happened again yet, but next time it does, I’ll certainly post the log file.