Yosemite Restart Screen - Progress bar?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by nobodyjustwalks, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Just wanted to confirm if others are seeing this as well.

    In Mavericks when you restart your computer or simply turn your computer "on," you wait a few seconds and you are taken to your password screen.

    In Yosemite, whether you are restarting your computer or turning your computer "on" there is:

    1. black screen w/ white apple logo
    2. white progress bar going left to right

    Looks very similar to the software update screen, when your computer restarts to execute an install.

    Just wondering if this is normal behavior and if others are seeing this as well?

    Thank you!
  2. AaronMT macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2009
    I see this too, I only see a grey screen and not my blurred wallpaper behind the login. Looks very out of place.
  3. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    I have the same problem except the screen isnt black its grey with a black progress bar then it goes to the login screen.
  4. nobodyjustwalks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Very interesting. Well, glad Iʻm not the only one. Anyone else seeing the progress bar for restarts and start-ups?
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    In Yosemite the start-up screen uses a bar instead of a spinner. The bar is inaccurate though. The first 1/3rd is the actual loading part; after that the rest of the bar just flies through for the transition of color. It can be confusing because at first it looks like it is going very slow but later it finishes instantly/
  6. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
  7. nobodyjustwalks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Yes, I did notice that. Thanks for the info!


    Good to know. Thanks for the confirmation!
  8. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    With Yosemite they've flipped the boot process.

    Before, you would turn your computer on and forget about it until it was time to use it—you would then log in and you would be shown the desktop immediately.

    With Yosemite, they expect you to login essentially right after turning the machine on. I think it makes the boot process feel faster, or perhaps it's a more subtle technical aspect that made them change it.
  9. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    My mac used to have that progress bar on snow leppard, but it went away when I upgraded to mavericks. Looks like the progress bar is back when booting.
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    The boot process is actually exactly the same in Yosemite. What was happening when you saw the spinning wheel in Mavericks is exactly the same as what's happening in Yosemite when you see the progress bar: the kernel is loaded, file system is checked, and certain system services are started.

    But yes you're right -- the progress bar just makes it feel faster. It's an illusion. :)
  11. velascarlos macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    Spain, EU
  12. FoxBta macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    White progress bar

    Same problem, the solution is Hard Disk utility, Verify Permissions, once it's finished (tons of errors), Fix permissions... Done, now wakes up normally. I was really mad at this. Seems the Yosemite OS installer is the culprit. :)

    :apple: iMac late 2013 21.5" i5 2.7
  13. nobodyjustwalks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Thanks for the info, but Iʻm confused by what you were able to fix. Could you tell me what your boot screen looked like after you fixed permissions? Do you not have the apple logo/progress bar animation?

    Iʻve also fixed permission, and the boot screen progress bar seems normal to me. As I, and others have mentioned, there is a "white apple logo" on "black background" with a "progress bar animation," quickly followed by your password screen.
  14. FoxBta macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    Actually I have not rebooted, only woke from sleep. Before fixing permissions I got the black screen and progress bar before waking (no apple). Now it just wakes straight to desktop as with Mavericks.

    On booting, I did have the white apple on black and progress bar before. Now I still don't know. I can't restart right now, I'm in the middle of something, but I will post later.
  15. nobodyjustwalks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    I see. So before fixing permissions...no Apple logo with the progress bar? That does sound like a bug.

    I did look at some online Yosemite boot screen videos and it does seem that the apple logo/progress bar is the way Yosemiteʻs boot screen is supposed to look.
  16. FoxBta macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    Right, I think the white Apple on black is the equivalent to the dark Apple on light grey screen plus spinning wheel in Mavericks. Sounds logical. Before fixing permissions though, it took way too long before username screen and computer response was weird, kinda slowish/sluggish and just felt weird; and the sleep/waking black screen with progress bar was really annoying. Now it "feels" smooth and "normal". So I think it's fixed now, considering the large amounts of permission errors it found. So I'm hoping all is OK now. :)
  17. nobodyjustwalks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    I agree. Iʻm hoping things stay working smoothly. ;)
  18. M2014 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2014
    Yosemite Restart Screen - Progress bar?

    Thanks to know that I am not the only one!
    Tried fixing with permission & verified but nothing happen.
    Is Apple people going to correct this or are we stuck with annoying progress bar?
  19. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    If you have a gray screen with icons for login id(s), it's probably FileVault was enabled during install.

    So, once logged in, select your main drive and do a "Get Info" to see if format is "Journaled, Encrypted".
  20. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    It is supposed to be like that! It is completely normal! You are stuck with it because it is supposed to be like that.
  21. spunkz macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    If anyone is experiencing the problem where the progress bar gets stuck at 50% and the computer will not boot, try this quick fix. For us this appears to occur after a power surge, and unplugging the power cable from both ends will often fix it. Before Yosemite it appeared as just a gray screen with the Apple logo, now it shows as a progress bar stuck at 50%.
  22. Tonehenge macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    Well, it flips if you have Filevault enabled....if not, it's the usual boot-login sequence.
  23. Scubaman macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2011
    Yosemite and Two Screens

    Anyone else having weird issues with dual screens which worked fine under Mavericks but not Yosemite?

    My progress bar starts on my main DVI display (1920x1200 - which I always used to log in under Mavericks and every OS before) then stops, the screen goes black then starts up again but this time the progress bar and logon screen ends up on my slave screen - a Panasonic TV in PC Mode which should be 1280x768 but actually only wants to works in 1024x768 under Yosemite!

    Intriguingly according to the mouse pointer the slave screen is on the right of the main screen until I complete logon when it returns to the actual position which is on the left???? Even more bizarrely, my screens then swap wallpapers and create extra spaces every time I log out / in?

    I've tried mucking about with Mission Control settings (everything off except "Displays have separate Spaces") but the system DOES NOT behave as it once did - it is now completely illogical!

    Anyone got any ideas?

    2008 Mac Pro
  24. Steve28 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
    Open the displays pref pane, click arrangement, and drag the white bar to the display you want to be the "main" one

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