Oh dear, I've lost my Mail spinning wheel!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ibarnett, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. ibarnett macrumors regular

    ibarnett

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    #1
    Done the upgrade, all well.
    I've noticed the little spinning wheel that used to appear when checking for new messages no longer appears. Is that part of the new mail?
    The same on 3 macs.
    Part of the new message system?:confused:
     
  2. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Location:
    Western Spiral
    #2
    Same for me. There's something reassuring about watching the wheels spin.
     
  3. pake macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Delft
    #3
    Yep, there' gone. I click the "get mail" button many times now and I don't know when Mail is checking for messages.

    Does somebody know how to get them back?
     
  4. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    #4
    I'm not sure if this was in Lion, but in Mail's Preferences under the General tab you can find a "Play sounds for other mail actions" checkbox. Ticking this plays a different sound if there are no new messages.

    At least you get some indication that mail check has concluded.
     
  5. pake macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Delft
    #5
    Yes, that's always been like that. But the problem is you have to wait for the sound. When the network is slow and many accounts are being checked, it takes some seconds. It's nicer to see the spinning wheels next to each inbox.
    Besides, I don't understand why they'd take it back.
     
  6. Jeff Chen macrumors member

    Jeff Chen

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    #6
    They are definitely gone in ML. They were there in Lion.
     
  7. Kal~El macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    #7
    Has anyone noticed the Notification volume level drop?
    Is their a way to increase this?
     
  8. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    #8
    With many providers supporting push mail now, it seems that they have dropped the spinning wheel for manually checking mail.
     
  9. firstwiz macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #9
    yep, here too

    I've been searching all over the web trying to find if anyone knows how to get those nice little wheels back - so far, no luck - hope their in there somewhere:confused:
     
  10. 50548 Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Currently in Switzerland
    #10
    They are gone for good; just another crappy change by Mountain Lion.
     
  11. sidewinder macrumors 68020

    sidewinder

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    #11
    You are just so full of sunshine....

    Scott
     
  12. 50548 Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Currently in Switzerland
    #12
    Ain't that great? :D
     
  13. pake macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Delft
    #13
    And the spinning wheels that appeared next to loading tabs in the background in safari are also gone.
     
  14. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    #14
    Wait, so it's deliberate?!

    I swear they were there when I first installed...but maybe not.

    I thought there was a reason for animations, that it caused people to get less frustrated thinking something was happening.... maybe it's so fast now, people just don't?
     
  15. wolfaaron macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    #15
    Yes it's gone. It was replaced by a "ping" noise when it's done checking for new mail.
     

Share This Page