Flashing Desktop Icons and Finder Folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joswagne, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. joswagne macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Just started having this issue a few hours ago. Whenever there are finder windows and icons are flashing with a 1-2 second delay before appearing again?

    I upgraded to Mavericks and all my updates are current.

    Please Help!
     
  2. shaneakus macrumors member

    shaneakus

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    #2
    weird, i just started having this issue myself. I moved this weekend and i'm using a different monitor. Just the icons flashing, not the rest of the desktop itself. Also on mavericks with a 2011 mac mini.
     
  3. kpac macrumors newbie

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    I actually came here to post the exact same behaviour. It started today, but it's my university computer and I was away for the past 3 days.

    I have a video of the problem :
    http://youtu.be/xkOwpe_4jac
    (just give it some time to process, I just uploaded it to youtube).

    EDIT : flashing icons at 40 and 1:40 in the video. I think it does it every exact minute - can't confirm this right now though).

    Mac mini
    2012
    2.5 i5
    4 GB of memory

    Plugged into a Samsung LCD through thunderbolt (to DVI).
     
  4. shaneakus macrumors member

    shaneakus

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    It's happening every 60 seconds on my mac. Are you running Google Chrome or Google Drive?
     
  5. joswagne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Flashing Icons

    I'm on a Mac Air with both Google Chrome and Google Drive. It's almost exactly a minute for me, usually adding a second each time.
     
  6. shaneakus macrumors member

    shaneakus

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    #6
    I just killed Google Drive out of my Top Right System Tray; Hasn't flashed since. If you're not running Google Drive, click Finder & type console. Launch the app; Under all messages see if you have something logging an error that corresponds to the flashes.
     
  7. joswagne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    PROBLEM SOLVED! Thanks for the help on that. Was getting pretty annoying.
     

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