My Leopard dock's being odd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joesenior91, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. joesenior91 macrumors member

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    Hi there

    I've just noticed that the actual sheet of 'glass' in my dock is not visible. Every thing else just works fine on it. I even have reflections still, just no glass that reflects.

    Any ideas why this might have happened?

    Also the reflection of the trashcan sucks.

    cheers, Joe
     

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  3. joesenior91 thread starter macrumors member

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    nope

    but i did copy over the majority of the contents of my old iBook, which had clear dock on it. But i don't think i copied that over

    cheers, Joe
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Hm, might want to look into the clear dock thing then and see if that is the issue.
     
  5. instapro macrumors newbie

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    My Leopard dock's being odd

    You are not alone on this one. This happened to my dock today for the first time on this machine and I have NOT installed or tweaked any clear dock apps what so ever.

    I have been using Leopard now for a couple weeks, but have had a 24" iMac 2.4 GHz IC2D 2 GB Ram for a little longer.

    I'm also seeing the trash icon in the dock reflect a little different than all the rest of the icons. It overlaps it's own reflection instead of simply touch.

    I have not found any possible causes yet to why this might be happening.
     

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  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    That part at least is normal. Some icons in the Dock do that for some reason (look at iTunes, iCal, Time Machine for examples).
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

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    I've had this problem too, and I did modify my Dock, but then restored it to it's original state. I also randomly lose other images, such as the background for Stacks and for item labels in the Dock. No idea why, and I haven't been able to fix it yet.

    jW
     
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  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    No effect for me, though I was trying to figure out if permissions were an issue.

    jW
     
  10. joesenior91 thread starter macrumors member

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    so no one has any idea how to fix this?

    if i reset my mac then the dock is back to normal. bt occasionally it goes back to the odd version. this might be only after i wake it up from sleep. or it might be completely random. i have no idea i'm afraid

    anyone know why this might be happening?
     
  11. slashjunior macrumors regular

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    I'm glad I am not the only one! It doesn't happen very often only about 10% of the time I bring it back from Sleep. I have done no tweaks.

    Resetting remedies it, although that is a slight pain as I pretty much never turn it off. The strange thing is that it never happens on my MacBook. I am thinking it could be a problem with iMac...possibly the graphics card that the iMac's use? Hopefully enough people have this problem so it will force Apple into fixing it otherwise they may just ignore it :(

    It doesn't really effect functionality and it looks pretty cool if I am honesty, although it does look a bit strange. It just becomes such a distraction in the end I am forced into resetting. Maybe I have an OCD lol.
     

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