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Ever wonder why your windows disappear when you click on your desktop?

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How To Disable Stage Manager

We've had an increase in customers encountering an issue with macOS Sonoma, where their windows disappear when they click on the desktop. This is a feature Apple added to their device during an update called "Stage Manager" or "Click wallpaper to reveal desktop." For most, this has only been an inconvenience, and all of us here at MacFinder have turned it off.


Note: If you keep everything on your desktop, accessing those files and documents can be more efficient with this feature by clicking your desktop and hiding your windows. So, if you prefer that your device do this, please ignore this email.


But, if you're like us and find this feature's sudden activation surprising and annoying, there's a solution!

Step-By-Step Guide

1. Click the Apple (\uf8ff) symbol in your Mac's menu bar.

2. Choose\xa0System Settings

3. ClickDesktop & Dock\xa0in the side column.

4. Scroll down to theDesktop & Stage Managersection.

5. Look for the option\xa0Click\xa0wallpaper to reveal\xa0desktop, then click where it says\xa0Alwaysand change this to\xa0Only in StageManager

6. Additionally you can disableStage Managerentirely by clicking the next toggle switch.

By following these steps, you can customize your macOS Sonoma experience to better suit your workflow and preferences. Disabling the "Click Wallpaper to Reveal Desktop" feature ensures your active windows remain in place, helping you avoid unintentional disruptions.

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