Visual issues / folder question

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  1. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    2 questions please:

    1. How do I keep the folder size the same length and width? Sometimes I open a folder, and its made different sizes automatically.

    2. The bigger issue I am having is in the attachment. Notice that the refresh icon is near the address bar. I tend to get that sometimes, along with part of the screen getting slanted vertically. Anyone have any ideas what that could be? Or any suggestions?

    Thanks
     

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  2. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here is another image of the issue:
     

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  3. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this problem? It gets rather annoying cause its happening a little more frequently now.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Deactivate your FF theme and see if the problem persists.
     
  5. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Does it happen in another browser or just Firefox?
     
  6. pb1300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It happens with everything; in itunes, iphoto, or even on the desktop, where i would get a line across the screen, then it would dissapear.
     
  7. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm no mac hardware expert, but on a windows box this sort of behavior points to video card issues or resource issues.

    Are you running a lot of applications in the background when this starts to happen?

    Is it a laptop? Is it really hot?

    Does watching a video file or something like hulu.com exacerbate the issue?
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I agree. That looks like a video card on the way out, but it may be some kind of driver issue so I'd probably try an erase and install of the OS.
    Not sure how old your machine is, but if you don't have Applecare you should look into either
    1. An expensive repair or
    2. A new Mac
     

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