Leopard Dock Drawing Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kepner, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. kepner macrumors 6502

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    It's not consistent... sometimes the stripe is gone, sometimes the stripe is blue, etc... And the reflective Dock draws just fine. Somehow, I still prefer the ugly stripe to the 3D reflective Dock. ;)

    But what would be the cause of this? :confused:
     
  2. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Does this also show up when you dock the dock to the left or right side of the screen?
     
  3. kepner thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. The stripe is always in the top-right of the Dock.

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  4. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I'm not really sure what is up. Are you using a specific program to make the dock 2D on the bottom of the screen?
     
  5. kepner thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Most recently, I used Candybar. But it did this even when I used the terminal command to change it.

    It's not just the Dock either... here's a screenshot from Front Row:

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    Suspecting that there may be something wrong with my Leopard disc, I used it to install Leopard onto another computer, and it draws the 2D Dock just fine. Must be a hardware problem then, huh? The Mac with this problem is a 12" PowerBook G4/867 (a Leopard supported machine, according to Apple). I never had any strange drawing problems like this with Tiger.

    Edit: if it were solely a hardware problem, screenshots would appear normal, right?
     
  6. kepner thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Most of the aforementioned drawing problems seem to go away when I use Quartz Debug (included with Leopard Developers Tools) to turn off Quartz Extreme. Will I encounter any problems by leaving Quartz Extreme off?
     

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