strange display issues when moving window

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by holdencaulfield, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. holdencaulfield macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Hi everyone -
    I just got my C2D MBP yesterday - and this is my first mac. I'm loving it.
    I do have a question about something that seems a little odd.

    If I grab a window and move it across my screen, the window doesn't stay completely together.
    It's hard to explain, and screenshots wouldnt capture the problem...
    But if I drag a window across the screen, it seems like either the top part or the bottom part doesnt move right along with it.... and if I move it all across the screen, it is sort of a wave- moving from the bottom up.
    Does this make sense?
    Can anyone else with an MBP see if this happens with theirs?

    Or, has anyone heard or seen this before?

    I can take some video tonight if I am not clear enough... but please, let me know if this is an issue or if it is common!
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Does it do this the first time you move a window or does it do it the whole time you're dragging a window? Try dragging a window and see if it jumps, and then drag a window and move it around the screen to see if it stops. OS X is a very graphics-intensive OS, could just be a normal issue with the OS.
  3. holdencaulfield thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Well, I realized that it doesn't do this now that I've unplugged the DVI cable..
    (I was running this into a 24" dell LCD)

    So, I guess it probably has something to do with that....

    Now that its unplugged, it doesnt do anything.

    Is there anything special I need to do to configure an external display??

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