Yosemite & iTunes headaches

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Cruciarius, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Cruciarius macrumors newbie

    Cruciarius

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    Posted the following over on the Apple discussion boards last night. I've had 20+ views, but no replies yet. Maybe someone here can help me... I'm in dire need of help.

    Apple Discussions link: https://discussions.apple.com/message/26884332#26884332

    I updated iTunes the day it's update was available. First impressions, I hated it. Hate how they changed how to eject devices. Hated how long it took me to figure out how to get my master playlist to be a list, not album art. Plus the close/minimize/maximize buttons were in color, although I have Graphite selected at the system preferences appearance. Figured it was a bug that would be fixed with Yosemite.



    Updated to Yosemite today. iTunes is still using colored close/minimize/maximize buttons. I've re-checked settings and restarted twice. Still not working properly.



    Yosemite itself also seems broken. If I click a menu, File for example, it does have the menu open. However if I move the cursor down the menu, nothing in the menu is highlighted until I click the menu option. If it's a menu with a sub-menu, I have to click the sub-menu, then the sub-menu opens and I have to click the sub-menu item I want, twice, before it registers.



    Also, with the menus, prior to Yosemite I could click File, then hover over Edit, View, etc and they'd each open, closing the previous menu. In Yosemite, that doesn't happen. If I have a menu open, mousing over another does nothing. If I click another menu it'll close the one I originally opened, then open and close the new menu item quickly.



    It seems the menu issue isn't just in the menu, but games as well. Diablo 3 is an action RPG dungeon crawler game. Collect gear upgrades, level up your character, etc. In the game you can mouse over gear to see the gear name, stat properties, etc. However, I have to click the item to see the item information for some reason.



    I've also noticed that the dock seems to have no names for it's items, when I mouse over them. Clicking on dock icons does open them though.



    On an unrelated topic, the Yosemite trash icon is horrid. Difficult to see just by the icon itself if anything is in it or not.
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Sounds odd, but I had slightly similar issues. Can you open a finder window and tell me if any of the icons in the toolbar look odd (out of size, wrong colours etc). Also, open System Preferences, what is the icon of General?
     
  3. Cruciarius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finder windows look to be fine.

    System Preferences General icon is a partial menu bar with the File menu shown, listing New and part of Open. I'm assuming this is normal.
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, that's all normal. When I upgraded I had a Gear icon instead and things were very weird with various things not working. I then ran the the installer again from Yosemite and things were much better after the "second upgrade". I am not sure if that will help you, but it's worth a try.
     
  5. Cruciarius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figures I'd resolve it myself, as with many of my other thread posted problems, shortly after posting my last post.

    It seems it was my mouse. MadCatz MMO 7. The drivers for it were old, which resulted in Yosemite acting the way it did. I honestly didn't think it'd be a mouse issue. I'd think that clicking a menu should allow for things to be highlighted in it normally, regardless of the mouse used.

    Anyway, I was playing a game and my mouse, which has a lot of buttons, weren't doing what they were supposed to. I checked it's menu item and it said "disconnected", which basically meant it wasn't using the mouse profile I setup. A quick Google search of "MadCatz MMO 7 OS X Yosemite" brought me to the following thread discussing my exact issue. Downloaded the updated drivers (10.9 drivers. I think I was using the 10.8 prior to this) and all is well now.

    The thread: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/151308/no-hover-feedback-mac-os-x-yosemite

    Now my only issue with Yosemite is the dock being so... 10.3-looking, the trash icon, and the buttons in iTunes not being the same as the rest of the UI.

    ... that is, until I find something obscure again, blame Apple for a buggy OS, but then find it's something else fault again. :rolleyes:
     

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