after soft. update, what is this spotlight feature from bottom of display?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by malch, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. malch macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi there,
    I just did a software update (I'm running 10.6.8), and now my whole display is darker, because of a 'spotlight'-type look coming from the bottom of the screen... as if my screen is a stage, and these are spotlights shining on it.
    I'd rather just have my screen brighter.
    I don't know what this new 'feature' is called, so I don't know how to find and disable it. (I've been using the word spotlight, but I know that's the name of the Search tool, so googling that won't help me).
    Can someone on this forum advise me?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Can you make a screenshot and attach it to your next post?

    Have you also taken a look at Activity Monitor (SHOW ALL PROCESSES should be selected) and seen any strange process (maybe print the list and attach it to your next post?)?
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi Sim,
    I just did a restart, and it's back to normal.
    Thank you for your prompt offer to help though!

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