Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 4, 2008, 06:11 PM   #1
keeper
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bouncing dock icons?

For the last month i sometimes just get a bouncing icon in the dock when my MPB has been in sleep mode, its only on the odd occasion, i have the hold the power button and force a re-boot.


Anyone else seeing this issue??

cheers phil
keeper is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 06:13 PM   #2
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Which icon is bouncing?
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 06:19 PM   #3
swordfish5736
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belle View
Send a message via AIM to swordfish5736
it usually means an application needs attention
__________________
swordfish5736 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 06:21 PM   #4
benlangdon
macrumors 65832
 
benlangdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Send a message via AIM to benlangdon
holding the power button because an icon is bouncing is not a great counter measure.

i think you can turn that off somewhere in the preferences.
but ya as stated, bounce means it needs and ounce of your attention
__________________
MBP | 2.2 ghz | bunch of ExHd's | Westinghouse L1916HW - Ergotron lx | Sony STR-DG520
iPod | 30 gb | Westone UM1 | Beyer DT770
benlangdon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 09:01 PM   #5
Dustman
macrumors 65816
 
Dustman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
When a computer goes to sleep, the network card gets turned off so you lose connection to the internet. The bouncing icon after you wake your mac is probably from a program trying to get your attention to alert you that you lost connection at some point.
__________________
iMac 27" i5 2.8Ghz Mavericks; Dell 5150 P4 3.8Ghz Win2000; Samsung Galaxy S5; ATV2 4.1 J'b; MacBook 2.1Ghz Mountain Lion via MLPostFactor
Dustman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5, 2008, 06:21 AM   #6
keeper
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Thanks for the info, its usually Safari & mail that i use first so that fits with the network, although usualy Safari just reports no network.

I'll try a non network app next time and see what happens.

I searched for info on bouncing icons and didn't find any info on actions to take.


I'm a new switcher from a PC and turning it off always worked for a PC

What's the best course of actions to take??

Many Thanks Phil
keeper is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 2008, 10:20 AM   #7
operator207
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by keeper View Post
Thanks for the info, its usually Safari & mail that i use first so that fits with the network, although usualy Safari just reports no network.

I'll try a non network app next time and see what happens.

I searched for info on bouncing icons and didn't find any info on actions to take.


I'm a new switcher from a PC and turning it off always worked for a PC

What's the best course of actions to take??

Many Thanks Phil
Well there's your problem!! Bouncing Icons in the PC world isn't good!

Are you wireless? I have seen a post or 2 here or on macosxhints.com's forums talking about losing wireless until reboot because of sleep. I do not know the cause, but clicking on the icons will stop their bouncing, and then checking for connectivity. I would bet your seeing your wireless dropping, and either not coming back up, or just not coming back up soon enough.
operator207 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 2008, 10:24 AM   #8
arkitect
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Usually a bouncing icon in the dock (apart from when you're launching the app) means the app needs your attention.

Just click on the bouncing icon and you may even see a little dialogue box telling you what the problem is.

No need to reboot your poor Mac everytime.
arkitect is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dock: Any way to bring back continuous bouncing? mcgroarty OS X Mavericks (10.9) 0 Apr 4, 2014 01:33 PM
Messages bouncing dock icon no more? mcdj OS X Mavericks (10.9) 1 Oct 24, 2013 05:50 AM
This stopped the bouncing icon in the Dock ShermanL OS X 0 Sep 14, 2013 07:15 AM
Bouncing Apps in the dock AceofJs iMac 0 Aug 6, 2013 08:47 AM
AssistantServices.framework bouncing on dock Anti-Lucifer OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 17 Aug 8, 2012 06:40 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC