No Indicator Lights in Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Sharpeshots, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I fiddled and messed around for quite some time and could not find a-n-y indicator lights in the dock to let me know if apps were open and running.
    I moved the dock to the left hand side and they're there they just slip beneath the bevel of my NEC LCD 2690 Wuxi.
    At first I thought it was a glitch where there weren't any and turning them on and off in preferences made no difference,
    I finally changed my screen resolution from 1920X1200 which is how the screen is SUPPOSED to run) to 1920X1080.
    There they are, but I really don't want to have to change my resolution down to see some indicator lights.
    Any ideas?
    Much appreciated, in advance.
    John Sharpe
     
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    WhackyNinja

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    #2
    Haha rookie mistake my good man. Just simply go to System Preferences -> Dock and then check the box "Show Indicator Lights for open apps"
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    That doesn't fix the problem. It is a bug and will hopefully be fixed in the next update.
     
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    SpyderBite

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    #4
    How is this a bug vs. an issue with your monitor? I don't have the same problem on a 19" Vizio display or on a 25" Dell display. If it were a bug in ML shouldn't it affect my displays as well?
     
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    SR45

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    #5
    Not a bug on my Mountain Lion Dock...
    1920X1200 Dell 24 incher
     

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    bbfc

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    There is no bug, you are just not noticing them. In ML the lights are very subtle when compared to Lion.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    #7
    The lights are a little too faint and should be made a little brighter or perhaps a different color so that they stand out more. 
     
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    #8
    Definitely +1
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    I am getting this also.

    Except I am getting no indicator light whatsoever. For example, Photoshop CS6 is currently not showing as open when it is, no indicator light, and if i right click the dock icon, it displays "Options, Show Recents, Open" in the menu, so its not even aware the program is running. Yet I can click it and Photoshop becomes in focus.

    Frustrating.

    Currently using OS X 10.8.1.
     

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    heisenberg123

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    i see 10 apps with indicator lights in this screenshot
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I guess my issue is SOME indicator lights such as in my screenshot Photoshop CS6 (the blue icon with "Ps"), do not show up.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    ya sorry I didn't know what the photoshop icon looked like your post made me thing you did not have any indicator lights, that is odd photoshop does not show
     
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    Ddyracer

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    They are, but there is a way out. You can change the indicator lights, although i don't think you can do anything about the color which sucks. Just download a dock with an indicator light of choice, and enable it in Candybar or some dock application.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    The 2D dock notification lights are still like Lions. You could try that if you don't mind the 2d dock.

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES

    Or, just move it to the side of your monitor in preferences.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I get this too, not on all apps but some, and it comes and goes. The other day I didn't get any indicator light on Firefox, but today it's working fine. I really think there is a bug in OSX, although hardly a show stopper.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    hmm... this is pure speculation but maybe this has something to do with automatic termination? I shut it off ever since Lion. I will decide when my apps are terminated, thank you.

    You can try this in Terminal:

    defaults write -g NSDisableAutomaticTermination -bool true
     

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