05-09-2011, 03:28 PM #1Menu Bar Disappears and a few other strange things happening.
Hey guys, new poster here, signed up simply because I can't find the answer to this anywhere. If it has been answered already I apologize. I'm pretty new to Mac, I've had an iPhone for almost two years and a MacBook for almost 1. I am really into customization and tweaking the look and feel of computers but I think I've messed something up a bit. This past few days I've installed alot of applications for tweaking my MacBook and I've noticed a few minor issues.
First off the most annoying problem I'm having.... My menu bar seems to have an auto-hide feature suddenly. I've searched this issue and all I can find is people that are trying to find an application. As far as I know I haven't installed anything that should make this happen. When I hover over where the menu bar should be it comes back but it goes away when I am not hovering. The only thing I've installed that should really effect the menu bar is Nocturne to make it black. I can't find anything in Nocturne that should make it auto-hide, hopefully I'm just missing it.
Second.... I can see a copy of my trash bin... behind the dock and the trash bin itself. This probably came from Dock Library which I installed around the same time as Nocturne. This isn't a huge issue, just a little obnoxious. I'm attaching a screenshot of the trash bin problem.
Here is a list of all the things I've downloaded recently:
- Dock Library
- GeekTool 3
I started noticing the quirks after I installed GeekTool 3 Nocturne and Dock Library.
05-09-2011, 05:16 PM #2
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- Jun 10, 2008
- Cheltenham, UK
- 17" MacBook Pro Intel i5 2.53GHz, 4GB, 500GB, nVidia GT330m. iPhone 4S 16GB
To fix the doc dissapearing...
Apple logo in top left > Dock > Turn hiding off
Should be fixed.mr.Ben
05-09-2011, 06:50 PM #3
It's not the doc it's the menu bar at the top. Where the apple logo you were talking about is.
05-09-2011, 06:57 PM #4
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
G'day and welcome to the forums.
Some of these utilities do strange things. Suggest using the uninstallers, then install one at a time and make sure all is running okay in order to find the culprit. Then I guess you have to decide if the inconvenience is worth putting up with.Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
05-09-2011, 07:03 PM #5
I was afraid that would be the answer. Also, I changed the size of my doc to figure out what was with the extra trash icon... it's on the desktop.... it's my trash, I can delete stuff there just like the trash in my doc, and I can move it around on the desktop... but I can't delete it...
05-09-2011, 09:09 PM #6
I found the problem with Trash. One of the preferences from DragThing is to put trash on the desktop.
05-09-2011, 10:15 PM #7
05-09-2011, 11:16 PM #8
05-10-2011, 12:31 PM #9
Use a process of elimination - uninstall them one at a time, and see which one was responsible (though I would say Gimp, Growl and BTT are not the cause)
05-10-2011, 01:44 PM #10
I uninstalled all of them except Gimp Growl and Jing and then reinstalled them all and the problem hasn't come up again. Maybe it was just a wonky setting I accidently hit on one of them.
08-08-2012, 08:52 PM #11
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08-09-2012, 02:10 PM #12
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