Big, white square on desktop just appeared...

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  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    So my brother just got the newest white macbook and i was playing around with it, surfing the internet in safari, and then when i closed out of the window, there was this huge blank square. I think it's the same size of the safari window i had open, so maybe safari created it?
    I tried quitting everything, relaunching the finder, and changing the wallpaper with no luck, so i shut down and that worked. also, right before it shuts down when the icons disappear on your desktop, the white box went away too.

    anyway, has anyone else experienced this???
     

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  2. theimacdude macrumors member

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    Thats weird.... I used to get that in Windows alot.
     
  3. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    haha oh no!!! apple gave me a windows machine and i didn't even notice! i was just so overtaken by the beautiful outside case!

    but maybe how it happened in windows could apply to this? i mean i've been using macs for a long time and have NEVER seen this. i hope my brother didn't get a lemon :(
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Its a bug in iTunes. Quit iTunes and it'll go away.
     
  5. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    Mine does that all the time from iTunes, just quit and restart.;)
     
  6. Skydiver32 macrumors member

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    WTF?
    What happened with the "It just works"?
    I'm leaving the windows world because I cant' stand the Cntl+Alt+Del combo anymore. I don't want my mac to have a constant equivalent:mad:
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    How many other threads have you seen about this?
    I don't think this happens very often. Hasn't happened once to me.
     
  8. H$R macrumors 6502

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    I've never seen that until now. But sometimes in Exposé I have a little white square, just a few pixels. It is related with iTunes as it seems.
     
  9. killianb macrumors regular

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    Me neither!
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Dude, regardless of the OS it's still possible to code crappy applications chock full of bugs. :D
     
  11. Prenvo macrumors regular

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    It's happened to me too :)
     
  12. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    Advertizing folly.

    I have hundreds of pictures of macs "just working" for a counter ad campaign someday. :D

    Macs are computers like any other, whose purpose is to destroy our will.
     
  13. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Remember not to let advertisers sh** in your brain next time. One brief glance at any mac forum's threads should show you that OS X experiences problems, like every other OS out there.
     
  14. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I get that square a lot when I'm opening iTunes, not closing it. I'll click on the icon in the dock and the white square appears for a few seconds, and then is replaced by the iTunes window. Kind of a pain. :(
     
  15. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    thanks everyone! if it happens again, it'll be nice knowing that i can just quit itunes instead of having to restart.

    thanks again!
     

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