Time Machine view - clicking the arrows - some windows are skipped?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RoboCop001, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Alright, so when I'm looking at my backups (you know, with the black hole and all) and I click the back arrow, it goes back a window. But sometimes when I click the arrow, it skips a bunch of windows and stops at a window further down. Same thing with traveling forwards, back to more recent backups.

    Anyone know why?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    When you click those arrows, Time Machine travels back in time to the next window that contains a new/different file. In other words, the windows that are skipped are identical to the window you just viewed. Same concept going forward.
     
  3. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    It travels forward and backwards in time between changes, skipping over those backup sessions where there are no changes for the current window.

    Edit: was just beaten to my post by a similar one
     
  4. RoboCop001 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, I figured it was something like that.

    Thanks!

    I wonder how long it's going to take until someone mods the Time Machine background to be a Stargate. And it should dial and animate when you open time machine and the windows should come out of it.

    Anyone? ..... anyone?...

    [continues to wait for Art of Truth]
     

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