Exposé bug or feature?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Veldek, May 23, 2004.

  1. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    I found out that using Expose to reveal your desktop has an interesting effect. I used Safari and then activated Exposé. The status bar was still visible at the upper edge. Now, when I moved the cursor over the desktop, the status bar changed. What has happened?

    Well, when I reached the point where the MacPolls link was located in the Safari window, the status bar showed "Go to www.macpolls.com", when I moved the cursor around, I could see the staus bar change to what it should when the Safari window was visible (but it wasn't, as I saw the desktop).

    Now, what does this mean? It seems, that the Safari window worked as if it was still in the foreground, but why?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...can you get a picture of this? I couldn't replicate it. Maybe its just a bug/glitch? I've noticed weird things like this every once in a while with Expose. But it sounds like this happens consistently for you, which is new to me.....
     
  3. Veldek thread starter macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    I could, but all you'd see were different status bars. Nevermind, I'll just attach them...
     
  4. eyefragment macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it happens on my machine as well. It just has something to do with how apple programmed exposé. I don't see how it would be a feature or a bug. It doesn't seem to harm nor help the user.
     
  5. Veldek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's true, but I found it a little annoying, because it means that the window still seems to be there, just not visible. I don't know if this perhaps has any bad consequences, that's why I posted it.
     

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