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children

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little things like these is very un-apple.. its bugging me more and more

screenshot20120706at449.jpg


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/screenshot20120706at449.jpg/

any more unpolished UI elements?
 
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BlazednSleepy

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Apr 15, 2012
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oh for christ sake. Get over it! It's such a minor thing. Besides I have my dock hide until I bring my cursor down. I suggest you do the same.
 
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Fatt

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Not really a big deal, but from a company that justifies it's higher cost products with better polish on the software and hardware, it is a bit surprising... Is this an issue only with the new retina displays, or this an old issue?
 
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leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Its called aliasing and its 'normal'. The simplest way to fix it is to get the retina MBP ;) I guess they could apply some sort of AA to the dock borders though...
 
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DrJohnZoidberg

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If it really worries you, open a terminal and enter:
Code:
defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock


If you don't like it, return to normal with:
Code:
defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean NO; killall Dock
 
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children

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Dec 22, 2008
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Don't be so bloody defensive, I'm just picking out a flaw. Its a computer, not your girlfriend

Sell it and get a windows laptop if it bugs you that much.

lol Apple really can do no wrong in your eyes... :roll eyes:

Its called aliasing and its 'normal'. The simplest way to fix it is to get the retina MBP ;) I guess they could apply some sort of AA to the dock borders though...

mine is the retina display
 
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Puevlo

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Oct 21, 2011
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With 30 trillion dollars profit last quarter surely Apple can afford to hire a team of people to look for issues like this. Disgraceful way to cut corners (literally).
 
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Mr. Retrofire

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oh for christ sake. Get over it! It's such a minor thing.
We want perfection? We? Not only.

Jonathan Ive (i.e Apple) wants perfection, and nothing less. Watch the MacBook Pro unibody production video. He explains in this video how much perfection Apple wants.

Its called aliasing and its 'normal'. The simplest way to fix it is to get the retina MBP.
Yeah, sure. That is what the OP wants. *lol*

Someone should write a patch for the dock. I'm sure the developers forgot to use some anti-aliasing flag in the code which provides the dock functionality.

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Move the the dock to the left or right, that will fix it
You are holding it wrong. ;)

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Don't be so bloody defensive, I'm just picking out a flaw. Its a computer, not your girlfriend
Not?
 
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iMacFarlane

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little things like these is very un-apple.. its bugging me more and more

screenshot20120706at449.jpg


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/screenshot20120706at449.jpg/

any more unpolished UI elements?

I didn't know what was wrong with the image until I got pretty far into the thread. Hmmm. That's strange. I'm almost certain the dock surface is rendered on the fly, with reflections and shadows factored in at render time. The aliasing is almost surely an artifact caused by improper communication between the dock's rendering software, the UIview it sends its messages to, and the pixel doubling feature for the retina display.

In other words, in my opinion, the part of the code that draws the dock edge is drawing a good edge, for a low density display, which is then being doubled with the poor results you are seeing.

Surely this will be fixed in Mountain Lion. :rolleyes:
 
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daleski75

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Dec 10, 2008
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I didn't know what was wrong with the image until I got pretty far into the thread. Hmmm. That's strange. I'm almost certain the dock surface is rendered on the fly, with reflections and shadows factored in at render time. The aliasing is almost surely an artifact caused by improper communication between the dock's rendering software, the UIview it sends its messages to, and the pixel doubling feature for the retina display.

In other words, in my opinion, the part of the code that draws the dock edge is drawing a good edge, for a low density display, which is then being doubled with the poor results you are seeing.

Surely this will be fixed in Mountain Lion. :rolleyes:

Just looked as I am running ML DP 4 with all the updates and cannot see any jaggies on my Macbook Air and made the dock look as big as I could.
 
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gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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There are seriously some of the most OCD people on this forum. First 4 dead pixels so microscopic he literally had to take pics with a microscope to show them...now this. Start using your computer, not picking apart every little detail!
 
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d00d

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There are seriously some of the most OCD people on this forum. First 4 dead pixels so microscopic he literally had to take pics with a microscope to show them...now this. Start using your computer, not picking apart every little detail!
This coming from the guy that insists that soldered RAM is faster because of the wire length.
 
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Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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I'm on a 13" MBP at my office and don't have that...weird, as others have said I thought the dock was dynamically rendered.
 
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doh123

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Dec 28, 2009
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This coming from the guy that insists that soldered RAM is faster because of the wire length.

theoretically it is true that if the wires are shorter, it can be faster, but the difference is no negligible you wouldn't even see it in benchmarks. There is also no guarantee that the wires are shorter, as no one is looking into how the traces are routed on the board.
 
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