White Triangles in Tiger

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  1. mowogg macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed white triangles under closed applications in the dock in Tiger? I notice it in Safari and Mail.app. The active apps have the standard black triangles, but closed applications sometimes have a white triangle underneath them.
    If I resize the dock slightly, they will go away. Initially I thought I had burned in my screen, but then it went away. Never had this issue with Panther.
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nope, sorry, no problems here. Are you running any third party themes or dock-changing apps?
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....I have never seen it either...and I run ClearDock on both my Mac's....oh yeah!
     
  5. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    i haven't ever seen nor heard of this issue either... magic probably.
     
  6. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, just 10.4.2. It doesn't seem to make any difference, but is just one of the things that has gone funky on my G5 since upgrading to Tiger. I also get "recovered files" in my trash at every reboot. Dn't know what that's about. Also Mail.app will no longer send to smtp.mail.mac.

    Tiger's a bit of a bear on my mac.

    Thanks all! And watch those triangles!
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...what kind of Tiger install did you do (upgrade, archive etc etc)...and if you have (or create) another user account on the computer do you see the same problems....oh yeah!
     
  8. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was an upgrade (oh yeah) and I know I should try a new account, just haven't gotten around to it. Just found out about the mail thing, and I'm pretty lazy today.

    Thanks Duff-Man (oh yeah)
     
  9. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    never seen it...wish I could though...sounds spiffy!
     
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    Hey guys, somebody was using my account last night without my knowledge. I did not post this dumb reply here originally.... Sorry!
     
  11. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's a shot-


    Spiffy!
     

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  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You sure there aren't any themes, haxies, etc, going on there? How did your dock get that solid curved texture rather than the translucent flat look?
     
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  14. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's the "Wave" desktop pattern that comes with Tiger. I have no haxies on this machine. I don't like running any extra theme managers or anything that takes up CPU cycles, RAM etc...

    I think my dock looks pretty flat. ??

    Here's a whole screen shot-
     

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  15. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Desktop Image

    O.K. this is weird. I changed my desktop picture, it's now "Sea Mist" and the white triangles disappear. Switching back to "Wave" brings them back! It appears to be an issue with the white background on at least that background. Give it a try- set your desktop to "Wave" and see if white triangles show up in the left-hand side of your dock, in front of the white section of the background.
     
  16. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I was able to duplicate your problem and found the fix. At some point, perhaps with tinkertool or onyx or the like, your dock had the shadow option enabled.

    To fix it, enter this into the Terminal:
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    defaults write com.apple.dock showshadow -boolean NO
    killall Dock
    (That would really be a bug on Apple's part, but at least we now know why it's a hidden preference!)
     
  17. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right! I do now remember using Onyx or Cocktail, or something to turn on Dock Shadow. I didn't see any difference and forgot about it. I'll just turn that right off.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  18. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I think the last few updates sent "recovered" files to the trash.
     
  19. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Same here!
     
  20. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mail.app

    I've got Mail.app working again! Man, this has been a productive weekend!
     

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