Menu bar icon bar bug

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mathcolo, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone, I posted in the Bug Thread a while back with this annoying bug. Still happening, and I'm curious if I'm the only one with the issue. Maybe with its own thread more of you might see it.

    With 10.10, when I switch the active window to one on my other monitor (causing the other monitor's menu bar to focus/get darker), I get this icky menu bar icon repaint thing, shown here in a screen recording:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/127328/yosemitebug.mov

    Anyone else seeing the same thing? Ideas for a fix? Unfortunately, this is still making moving between monitors a frustratingly noticeable thing for me :(
     
  2. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    I see a little bit of crappy draw/re-draw of the menu bar when moving windows between monitors and the menu bar re-draws from active to inactive (dim) and back. Not nearly as bad as your video, but noticeable now that I'm looking at it.

    Also seeing some re-draw errors related to Safari's transparency in the tool bars... it totally breaks and turns grey when moving a Safari window from one monitor to another... every now and again.

    So yeah, in my experience, there are some UI rendering issues...

    Mac mini 2012 i5, 16 GB.
     
  3. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely good to know that I'm not the only one with some weirdnesses in this area. I'm wondering if mine appears worse because I'm using dark mode. Have you tried observing this particular issue with that set on?
     
  4. baryon macrumors 68040

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    I'm seeing crappy redraw all over this crappy, laggy, choppy and slow operating system. It acts a bit like Windows 95, except Windows 95 was far more responsive.
     
  5. askabob91, Oct 29, 2014
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    I have this problem too and it is incredibly frustrating due to the lag it causes when switching screens.

    mid-2013 rMBP i7 2.7 GHz 16 GB ram
     
  6. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. If you're using dark mode, consider playing with the setting and seeing if it's better or worse with/without it.

    A little harsh, no? :rolleyes: I'm pondering submitting to the Bug Reporter this particular issue, but I bet it's already widely known...
     
  7. askabob91 macrumors member

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    Did a clean install and this obnoxious bug is still there... Sigh. Apple release a fix already!
     
  8. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It might be fixed in the 10.10.1 beta, if I hear from anyone that such is true, I'll let you know!
     
  9. askabob91 macrumors member

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    Is this fixed in one of the 10.10.2 betas? If 10.10.2 doesn't fix it I will downgrade to Mavericks for sure. Having a 5 second lag each time I switch displays is a deal-breaker even if Yosemite looks aesthetically pleasing.
     
  10. jamver macrumors newbie

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    I've had this issue since I received my Retina iMac last year and have had a support case open since then, but have only just today isolated the issue to be able to articulate a possible root-cause (and hence finding this thread).

    The issue appears to be exacerbated more by some menubar applications than others (1Password, Google Drive, Dropbox, WindowFlow) and I can only guess that it depends on how they display or redraw their icon.

    I'm also suspicious that it is made worse by having one retina display (Retina iMac and LG 34UM95) and one traditional display causing the caching/drawing of the shaded vs active menubar to be completely redone each time.
     
  11. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're definitely right about this. From a system frameworks perspective I would estimate that it has to with apps adding icons via NSStatusItem as opposed to system Menu extras, since the WiFi or Battery icons redraw far more subtly. Additionally, I can also confirm that I have an rMBP with a traditional display. I wonder when, if ever, we'll see a fix...?
     
  12. woodenbrain macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is the same, but I'm seeing frequent re-drawing of menu bar items on Sierra, when I had seen this infrequently if at all on previous OS X versions. here's a video for your entertainment.
     
  13. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's bizarre. I'm still on El Cap, but when I jump to Sierra sometime in the next 1-2 months I'll see if I notice this as well. Hopefully you can stand it :)
     
  14. woodenbrain macrumors member

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    Is it the same as what you reported or something else? And I can't stand it. I'm trying to narrow down the list. It seems so far there are several that cause this to happen and some that seem stable. When I'm done, I'll try to post back with a list. The unstable ones definitely include some provided by Apple.
     
  15. mathcolo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was seeing more of a white square/flash redraw sort of thing (there's a link to a QT file in my original post from 2014), but maybe it's related? Hard to tell. What hardware are you seeing this on, and what display configuration??
     

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