Buttons missing from the bar...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajaswal, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. ajaswal macrumors newbie

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    Okay when I go to system prefs. and go into any submenu, the max/min/close buttons, as well as the search box, heck that entire bar just disappear. Its only when I hover over them do the individual items pop back into display, but the whole bar just doesn't restore itself. Like imagine the top bar on firefox, except its a white strip and the 3 buttons are retangular blobs sticking out against the white. If that makes sense...

    Anyone else have this happen to them before or know what to do to stop this from happening? since its pretty damn annoying.

    bump?

    EDIT: With a picture.
     
  2. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    can you take a screenshot of what is happening?
     
  3. ajaswal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay here is a picture of the problem I am having right now.
     

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  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    What version OS X do you have ?

    And what kind of Macbook/Pro is it? Specs?
     
  6. ajaswal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OSX 10.6.2

    Macbook Pro 13.3 2.26GHz w/ 4GB ram
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    Can you post a screen shot of the whole system preference window ?

    You know. When you first open system preferences?

    Also do you have any haxie type software that changes the look ?
     
  8. flat five macrumors 601

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    do you have another user account on the computer?
    if yes, does this happen in the other account?
    if not, maybe create a temporary one and see if the same problem occurs.
     
  9. ajaswal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope no software at all like that.
     

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  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Wow. I can't think of anything off hand. Why do have the ink preference ? Do you have a Bamboo or something ?

    With all those extras installed one of them may have messed around with the plist for system preferences.

    Try repairing permissions and maybe delete the system preferences plist file ?

    Re-boot and make sure you don't have the MacFuse and NTFS apps running and see what happens.
     
  11. ajaswal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ink is part of a software thing that allows me to use the trackpad as a tablet, for photoshop and what not.

    And oddly enough, while the separate applications were not causing it, that preference pane was causing the problem. Removed it and voila problem gone.
     

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