Something appears in my dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by angemon89, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    I just purchased a MBP (prev gen) about a week ago, and I've been noticing something weird in the dock. This usually happens a few minutes after I boot the computer from being completely off, but what seems like an Application quickly shows in my dock and then disappears. It happens in a split second and there's not enough time to see what it is. It just opens and closes.

    Anyone have any idea what it could be?

    I haven't installed much on this MBP, just Office, Firefox, Visualhub, Mactracker and perian and flip4mac. I have all these Applications installed on my iMac and I have never seen this happen before.
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Something in your login items, perhaps. System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items
     
  4. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Only things I have in there are Logitech Control Center for my mouse and iTuneshelper.

    Actually, I don't think any icon appears at all. I was looking for it yesterday and saw nothing. I'm gonna try to take video of it.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like an app was doing a quick update check. Maybe Firefox or Office, or another program. I see this from time-to-time. You could try looking in Console (/Applications/Utilities/Console) after you see it happen and see if there are any entries there that could hint to what app it is.
     
  6. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I checked the console and sure enough at the time it happened something called LCCDaemon did what I think is an update check. The message reads: "Opening LCC update in automatic mode."

    I looked up LCCDaemon and it is something related to my VX Nano.

    Nice hint about the console though. I would have never thought of checking that. Thanks!
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    It certainly has it uses. Using that info you gave I found this thread that suggest the LCC might be Logitech Control Center.
     
  8. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I am so glad someone else has brought this up. I thought it was just my set up. I noticed this on my Macbook Air. I had to reformat it anyway so I ignored it but when I reformatted and installed OS X that little application keeps showing up in the dock for a split second then goes away. It appears intermittently right near the area where the dock separator is near Stacks.
    I did manage to see it the other day, it was the iSync icon. It appears very quickly then goes away. Not sure why although I do have the computer set to auto sync for Mobile me.
     
  9. soffpro, Feb 17, 2011
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    did it look like a small blue globe with a little man behind and orange ribbon around it diagonally? this happened with mine recently. i thought it looked like Firefox icon so uninstalled firefox and folders. it didn't happen for a while after that. but it just happened again this morning.

    i have seen a similar icon on one of the moderator's profiles on here. i checked all applications for similar icons and couldn't find any, even doing a finder search for all icons, it didn't show. my computer has been acting strangely as if i have a browser hijacker, since this started happening. safari keeps freezing and slowing, not refreshing, some pages blank etc. i repeatedly reset safari on every exit and sometimes empty cache. i have the latest 2010 MBP i5 with OSX10.6.3 and safari 5.0.3 i also have the latest ClamXav and so far no infections have ever shown up.

    when it happened this morning, i closed down waited a minute then rebooted. it didn't recur. i went into console and compared the entries for 1st/2nd boot and two differences occured

    boot 1 started with -
    17/02/2011 02:17:23 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent[173]) Exited: Killed
    17/02/2011 09:07:22 com.apple.launchd[1] *** launchd[1] has started up. ***

    boot2 started with -
    17/02/2011 09:24:36 com.apple.launchd[1] *** launchd[1] has started up. ***

    second difference was much later - boot1 included an interruption to same sequence: boot 1 -
    17/02/2011 09:08:11 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (com.apple.Kerberos.renew.plist[170]) Exited with exit code: 1
    17/02/2011 09:08:12 SoftwareUpdateCheck[160] Checking for updates
    17/02/2011 09:08:14 storeagent[192] port created

    17/02/2011 09:08:15 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (0x1006000c0.mach_init.switchboard.sh) Failed to check-in!
    17/02/2011 09:08:17 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-soffpro1@me.com-SharedServices[179]) Exited with exit code: 1

    boot 2 -
    17/02/2011 09:25:18 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (com.apple.Kerberos.renew.plist[169]) Exited with exit code: 1
    17/02/2011 09:25:19 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (0x100600100.mach_init.switchboard.sh) Failed to check-in!
    17/02/2011 09:25:22 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[147] (com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-soffpro1@me.com-SharedServices[178]) Exited with exit code: 1

    if anyone can shed light on this i'd appreciate it. thanks

    ps - the safari behaviour may be completely unrelated. the icon pops up exactly where HLdan's does but it isn't the iSync icon.

    sorry, last reply - i also repair disc permissions regularly now.
     

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