This Is The Weirdest Thing I Ever Saw!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rrsears, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. rrsears
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    Hi. I just bought a new Mac Mini to replace my aging MDD 867. It’s a great computer. What a difference in performance!

    My mini was in idle (not sleep) for a couple of hours. When I got back to the room the screen had the weirdest information scrolling slowly from right to left on it. See the pictures.

    Does anyone know what this is???? Thanks.

    Rick
     

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  2. BlindSoul
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    I don't really understand in this but it seems like yours Screen Saver. Or maybe you pressed before on any button on the keyboard. Weird. o_O
     
  3. drambuie
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    All the titles are network related, so it looks like your mini has enabled some kind of network activity reporting app, or diagnostic mode during the idle period.
     
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    What difference would that make?
    This is my guess. OP, what apps have you installed?
     
  6. SpeedFleX
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    because I seem to remember that intego set this to that as the default screensaver
     
  7. rrsears
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    I do not have VirusBarrier. I do have NetBarrier on my system, but, lately, I've been using the system's firewall instead of NetBarrier, so that has been turned off.

    I do have a wireless network in my home but I have never seen this before.

    Rick
     
  8. rrsears
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    Unbelievable! I found what it was! This is funny! It turns out that the Screensaver Preference defaults to Random when you get a new machine (I didn't think I had any screensavers on) and looking at the list of screensavers available, I notice one said NetBarrierSaver. Sure enough, that was it! It wasn't any kind of diagnostic tool -- it was a stupid screensaver!!

    Thanks for all your input.

    Rick
     
  9. DoFoT9
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    BAHA! this is hilarious, pretty cool screensaver if i do say so myself :)

    glad you got it sorted and that you love you new Mini!
     
  10. BlindSoul
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    And the one with the first reply was right :)
     
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    Hey I came close too^^
     
  12. Nabby
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    Hats off to the helpers. Keen eye to pickup that the title were network related.

    This kind of help is what makes MacRumors my first source for assistance or guidance!

    Nabby
     

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