TM icon rotation eliminated

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by zoran, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I don't understand why -in Yosemite- they eliminated the small rotating TM icon when it was backing up!
     
  2. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean by hourglass?
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy, Jan 12, 2015
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    If you have "show Time Machine in menu bar" turned on, you should see a clock icon with one arrow facing downward. When Time Machine is active, you will see a second arrow facing up that meets the first arrow.
     
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes but they eliminated the rotating icon!!!! thats what bugs me! :D
     
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    Making a thread over such a trivial matter, that does not impede your continuing use of the OS should bug you more, in my opinion.

    It might behoove you to focus on more substantial matters of operation.
     
  6. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    What BasicGreatGuy said.

    Besides, the icon was eliminated in Mavericks. At least in Yosemite, the little hash mark showing that TM is doing its thing is at least a little more noticeable.
     
  7. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Open up a finder window when it's backing up. You can see the animation there I believe.
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Where have you been? It was eliminated in Mavericks.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Having to update the icon a number of times a second was obviously preventing the CPU from sleeping properly which in turn was using significant amounts of power.

    The removal of that animation also coincided with the introduction of "Apps using Significant Energy", so I guess they didn't want to "name and shame" their own app.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So you mean they did it for lowering the energy consumption?
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    That would be a reasonable explanation. Even minor animations can have surprisingly high impact on energy usage as the OS can't keep the GPU in the low-power state all the time.
     

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