Apple: please fix!

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  1. children, Jul 6, 2012
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  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    The developer's Mac Pro crashed so he had to finish the job on paint on his netbook :eek:
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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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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    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?
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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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...
     
  7. DrJohnZoidberg macrumors member

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

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

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

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

    mine is the retina display
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Early adopter, you know how it is wait on ML Apple`s not going to invest too much time in Lion for Retina users...
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Problem is with your eyesight.... its too good ;)
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    That is very interesting! I always though that Dock is drawn on the flight, not pre-rendered. Seems I was wrong.
     
  12. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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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).
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Move the the dock to the left or right, that will fix it
     
  14. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    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.

    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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    You are holding it wrong. ;)

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    Not?
     
  15. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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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:
     
  16. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    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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    Here's a quick screen grab.
     

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  18. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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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!
     
  19. d00d macrumors regular

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    This coming from the guy that insists that soldered RAM is faster because of the wire length.
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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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.
     
  21. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Not OCD...simply technical. Never said how much faster. Are you seriously going to hijack another thread with your idiocy?
     
  22. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  23. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    Back on topic it looks like the OP just threw his toys out the pram about the comments and his nick name suits him I reckon.
     
  24. d00d macrumors regular

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    So, it's nit picking unless you're doing it.
    This coming from the guy that dragged the 4 pixel thread into this one.
     
  25. marddin macrumors 6502

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    I think your previous post was idiotic. Lol.
     

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