Bouncing dock icons?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by keeper, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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
     
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    GGJstudios

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    swordfish5736

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    it usually means an application needs attention
     
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    benlangdon

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    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:eek:
     
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    Dustman

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    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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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 :D

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

    Many Thanks Phil
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    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. :eek:
     

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