12-04-2007, 12:27 PM #1Yellow shrink button greys out in various apps
The little yellow "shrink to dock" button keeps de-activating, or "greying out" in various apps that are open after a few minutes of activity within the app. The only way to get it back is to close and re-open the app, but then it happens all over again. For example:
Shrink button greys out after more than a few tabs are open, or sometimes just randomly during browsing.
Contact list window and conversation window shrink buttons grey out after a few minutes of chatting with anyone.
Mail, Toast, Skype, and Terminal all do similar behaviors as well. The only app that does NOT seem to be affected is Finder itself.
I have a brand new MacBook Pro, 4GB of Ram, running OS X Leopard. Not sure if it matters but I also have a bootcamp partition and use VMWare Fusion to boot it up periodically within OS X when I need that occasional pesky windows app. The shrink button problem occurs whether or not VMWare Fusion is running though.
Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on?
12-04-2007, 12:36 PM #2
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I used to have this problem on Tiger on my iMac. Have you noticed if they all happen to occur at the same time? Quitting and reopening the program is a temporary fix. I still never found out what caused this. Leopard fixed this for me, thankfully.
12-04-2007, 12:38 PM #3
You mean do all the shrink buttons grey out at the same time? No, they happen all completely at random within each app.
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