|Mar 28, 2008, 04:01 PM||#1|
Flickering Spotlight List
Does anyone else's Spotlight list flicker when typing into
the search field?
I didn't notice it before, but just applied the Leopard gfx
update and the EFI update and now I see it.
What happens is that the whole list disappears and then
reappears quickly, and this looks like flickering. It doesn't
flicker when I stop typing.
Also: I never applied the HD2600XT firmware update, and
do not wish to if I can avoid it.
|Mar 28, 2008, 04:02 PM||#2|
Not in spotlight but I've definitely seen a flickering dialogue/menu box somewhere. Let me see if I can dig it up.
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|Mar 29, 2008, 12:00 PM||#5|
update? I think you probably do, but I just want to doublecheck,
It's a fairly trivial issue, I think, as long as it doesn't indicate some
deeper problem. I'm just curious about it.
|Mar 29, 2008, 12:07 PM||#7|
My bad, I thought I had applied the 2600 fw update but it is still showing as available - I declined this time.
In another twist, spotlight has stopped doing the flickering thing since I left the machine powered off overnight.
|Mar 29, 2008, 12:11 PM||#8|
be that the fw update wraps up some necessary tweaks with
some unnecessary ones - i.e., the increased fan speed.
|Mar 29, 2008, 02:09 PM||#10|
No flickering here, I've applied all the updates.
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|Mar 29, 2008, 03:05 PM||#11|
I may try grabbing the old drivers off the Leopard
install disk to see if it disappears.
I maybe had my silly head on yesterday applying
these updates. After all, nothing was not working
before. But then I don't want to end up 6 months
from now with a huge list of ignored updates. It
feels great to be up-to-date for some odd reason.
|Apr 19, 2008, 08:04 AM||#12|
Ok, I decided to reinstall without the update. I wanted to slim down
the system a little bit and get rid of unnecessary language support
etc. Only partially successful it seems as there's still a bunch of
Japanese fonts in some menus. Goodness knows how they got in
Anyhow, without the Leopard graphics update the flickering has gone.
Hurrah, hooray and all that! Also, I am sure now that the menus were
flickering before. Now that I have a reference point, that is very clear.
Finally, it's not only this machine that had the flickering. I noticed it on
some other Mac Pros too. And, despite the MP boot ROM update being
supposedly dependent on the graphics update, there are no adverse
effects that I can see if that dependency is not installed.
Frankly, I'm getting to the point where I might never install an update
like this again. If it seems to work, and there are no security issues, I
may just let it pass in future. A flickering menu may seem like a small
issue. In many ways it is inconsequential. But it's like a little flea-sized
bug that's constantly there biting away and distracting you.
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