Help! -- menu bar malfunction

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  1. mikefly macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    Hard Drive failed, and had to reinstall everything. Apple took good care of me, and many props to them.

    When using finder, my menu bar is fine -- when I use any other app, it shrinks to half its height, and i get the desktop image for half the height.

    How can I fix this?

    grab below and also at http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...soyKntpkbONtyg
     

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  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari looks alot better in Tiger than in Leopard :(

    Did you install all system updates? Seems like the graphics driver is screwed up.
     
  3. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    hm

    eenteresting..

    After I reinstalled, I did a software update of everything... but apparently not - strange.

    So, I'm currently d/ling a 200 MB update (java, qt, airport, migration, security)

    maybe one of those will help...

    will advise once update is finished.

    Thanks!
     
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Anytime.

    Something similar once happened with my old Vista PC. Half of the wallpaper was just black and only half of the taskbar was showing. A simple driver update fixed it.

    Then it came back a week later. Thats when I bought the MacBook :D
     
  5. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool, software update done, and all seems well with the world - easy cure.

    I wonder why I only got a partial software update the first time round.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    ever considered buying leopard? or are you waiting for snow leopard?
     
  7. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope. and nope.

    will upgrade OS if it becomes necessary - so far, tiger does all i need it to, and generally pretty well.
     
  8. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome :)
     

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