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    CaldwellYSR's Avatar
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    Menu 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
    • Gimp
    • DragThing
    • Nocturne
    • Growl
    • GeekTool 3
    • Jing
    • BetterTouchTool


    I started noticing the quirks after I installed GeekTool 3 Nocturne and Dock Library.
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    To fix the doc dissapearing...

    Apple logo in top left > Dock > Turn hiding off

    Should be fixed.
    mr.Ben

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    It's not the doc it's the menu bar at the top. Where the apple logo you were talking about is.

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    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!

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    CaldwellYSR's Avatar
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    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...

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    CaldwellYSR's Avatar
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    I found the problem with Trash. One of the preferences from DragThing is to put trash on the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaldwellYSR View Post

    Here is a list of all the things I've downloaded recently:
    • Dock Library
    • Gimp
    • DragThing
    • Nocturne
    • Growl
    • GeekTool 3
    • Jing
    • BetterTouchTool

    So of course you're not surprised that a glitch or two has popped up...

    I don't think I have one third party "OS Enhancer" on my Mac. I learned my lesson on an earlier model. I'm sticking with Apple's way. It just works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    So of course you're not surprised that a glitch or two has popped up...

    I don't think I have one third party "OS Enhancer" on my Mac. I learned my lesson on an earlier model. I'm sticking with Apple's way. It just works.

    No I never acted surprised I just wondered if anyone else knew which one caused the issue

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    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)

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    CaldwellYSR's Avatar
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    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.

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    Can't get to the Apple Menu -- it's too far to the left. Also can't see the Dock.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrben2k8 View Post
    To fix the doc dissapearing...

    Apple logo in top left > Dock > Turn hiding off

    Should be fixed.


    Can't get to the Apple Menu -- it's too far to the left. Also can't see the Dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarjorieJ View Post
    Can't get to the Apple Menu -- it's too far to the left. Also can't see the Dock.
    Have you changed your monitor resolutions?

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