"about this mac" question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maxmax, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. maxmax macrumors member

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    i noticed that the logo on my about this mac screen isn't the 'new' apple logo

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    i feel like at one point it was the 'new' one, but i don't remember for sure.

    any ideas about this?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Looks nice, i actually think it looks better than mine.
     

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  3. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't mind the look. i just think it's odd because i've never seen any screenshots with this image and i'm wondering where it came from or whatever.

    i haven't been having computer problems, but i think i'm going to boot off the cd into disk utility and see if there are any disk problems.

    oh and the image you have is what i'm referring to as the "new" apple logo in my first post.
     
  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Actually I think yours is a new one. The Apple logo with the metallic stripe or swipe on it is not new. They have been using that for a while now. The logo that you show seems really different and I don't remember seeing that before.
     
  5. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    That is a good idea, but errors on a drive are not going to result in producing a new logo in the about this mac screen.

    I think your logo is what another poster was saying was a "new" logo. I like it better. I still have the other logo and am running the same OS version. I wonder why some are getting this newer logo and others aren't?
     
  6. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    interesting. which one do you have? we're running the same machine.
     
  7. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    i know, just threw that in there because i've also been noticing some other weird GUI things like VLC media player showing twice in the 'open with' contextual menu. some other programs are doing this too.
     
  8. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I have the metallic swipe looking one. Everything else looks exactly like yours. That is weird that xUKHCx has a much darker background than ours too.
     
  9. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    he's probably using a theme?
     
  10. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    What build of the OS do you have on yours?

    Mine is Mac OS X 10.4.10 (build 8R2232)
     
  11. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.10 (8R2218)
     
  12. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I guess you haven't done the Mac OS X 10.4.10 v1.1 update? Or the audio update?
     
  13. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    up to date on everything. on hold with apple now because i have a few other questions, so i'll ask about the difference in build numbers.
     
  14. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Post back. I am curious to see what they have to say about that.
     
  15. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    all he just said was that was the newest version for me and not to worry about it. googling it reports that too and has no results for the build you have.

    and i asked about the picture, he seemed a little clueless but just said 'yeah i think they updated that.'
     
  16. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Just to confirm I am using UNO which does put a darker background on that window.
     
  17. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird, I have Build 8R2218, up to date with the Audio Update, and have the metallic logo. Never seen that before!
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Might just be a new logo they introduced with the new MBPs. Maybe that is where the logo is headed.
     
  19. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    hmm. we have the same specs, and im on the new mbp but i still have a different logo so i dont think thats the case.
     

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  20. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I too have the exact same computer he has and I don't have that logo. I do have a different build for the OS, which is kind of strange.
     
  21. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    i had a feeling about the image and just tracked down the source. i was kind of curious about applying an OS X skin at one point. i tried out this one:

    http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16780275&p=1

    note the first screen shot.

    i'm not currently using the skin.

    i like the image, but i think i'm going to install this skin again and try removing it to see if everything returns to normal.
     
  22. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    So--is this new logo tagged into the v1.1 or audio updates? I've got the old one, with 10.4.10, but was waiting a week or so to see if anything new gets nerfed in it.

    [edit: Or am I hearing that it might be old skin residue?]
     
  23. maxmax thread starter macrumors member

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    looks like skin residue. i just reinstalled and uninstalled the skin but it won't restore the original image. everything else is the normal aqua gui.
     
  24. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That theme is what cause the change, it contains the attached image (but as a tiff not a png, had to convert for putting as an atachment) and makes a replacement using the following command.

    #About box image
    cp My\ TenFive\ Installer.app/Contents/Resources/MacOSX.tif /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/Resources/MacOSX.tif

    Although the uninstaller doesn't seem to contain the original image (probably copywright etc. issues).

    If you want the original check your PM, would put it up but think it might be against the rules.
     

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  25. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yup I have a week 24 SR MBP and have the line in the logo too. I am not running v1.1
     

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