No blue sign under app?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by zai-huei, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Hey all!

    I'm new to mac, and I just got my MacBook Pro today, and it came with Lion - so I upgraded to ML!

    After the upgrade, their is no blue sign under a running app ind the dock, as you see in the link!

    How do I get the blue sign under the running apps back?! :)

  2. macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2010
    It's there but it's so dim. Guess they will correct it in the next update.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Okay, so you don't know? :)
  4. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    If you don't mind the 2D appearance, you can move the dock to the side of your screen, or change the bottom to 2D with this Terminal command:

    $ defaults write no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock

    A lot easier to see the open indicators this way.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    You don't, at least not natively. Apple made a design change. While there's a chance they may give options such as a classic look for the dock indicators, I wouldn't hold your breath.
  6. macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    No, he knows, and he gave you the answer. It was changed slightly from Lion to Mountain Lion. In ML, it is smaller and not as obvious.

    As you can see here in my dock in ML, the indicators are still there, but in a slightly different spot and a little smaller:

    Finder, Chrome, Tweetbot, and Calendar are all open. The indicator light has been moved down to the front base of the dock, rather than on the same surface as the icons themselves.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    Make sure app indicator lights are enabled in system preferences.
  8. ozp
    macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    There is already a thread in this forum that discuss a bug with this feature in ML that causes the dock not to show the indicator lights, usually a restart solves it.

    Anyway, you probably don't see the lights because:

    1. The ML bug is causing them not to appear, restart the computer and see if you see them after that.

    2. You just don't notice them because the way they look is different in ML (the screenshot you gave is from Lion), so look closer - at the very bottom of the dock.

    3. They are disabled by your preferences, go to System preferences -> Dock and change the settings.

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