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Ok... I use a mac to edit announcements and stuff for my work. Well i'll leave work sometimes and come back the next day. Turn on the monitors, and there will be a tiny cow grazing on a little patch of grass on the bottom right quarter of my screen. The cow is about a half an inch tall. Well as soon as I move the mouse, the cow looks and runs off to the right side of the monitor and disappears. The cow doesn't show up everytime, just once in a while. So my question is.

WHY IS THIS COW ON MY COMPUTER?!?!

There is no program that I know of that would cause this. I don't know if it's some joke program built into some software or what.

Is it part of Final Cut Express? Is it part of the OSX Jaguar operating system?

If anybody can let me know why this cow is on my computer it would be greatly appreciated.
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No idea.. sounds really interesting though.. and doing a search on it, didn't result in anything. Sounds pretty fun though
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My first guess would be a screen saver, but you said the cow doesn't show up everytime, just once in a while. So I am at a loss also. :confused:

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rofl awesome

when you find out, let me know...i want to bug the hell out of people by randomly placing cows on their desktop when they arent looking! hahaha
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Yeah, I have done extensive internet searching for anything referring to this. I haven't found a single thing about it. Not even anything remotely close.

I mean I don't mind the cow... I just want to know what's causing it.

I know for sure it's not a screensaver because the current one I have on there is called Red Pill which is a Matrix screensaver which is really cool lookin.
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it could be an easter egg.

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There really is no likely possibility but a screensaver
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When I first saw the cow, that's the first thing I thought was it could be the screensaver, so that's when I turned the screensaver off, to see if that's what it was. And it still happens. So it can't be the screen saver.
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What applications or processes are running in the background when you see this cow?

Is there something that is the same everytime you se the cow (i.e. the same applications running)?

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also, it goes away when you touch the mouse? or mouse / keyboard?

next time you see it, quick command+shift+3

and send it to us!
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Who has access to that computer? Is there anything you see in terminal with the ls command?
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Dude, seriously, find out how its done. Cows own us all.
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I'll see if i can print the screen and post it the next time I see it.

Only me and one other person have access to the mac, and he's seen it too and doesn't know what it is either. So it's not somebody from work doing it.
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LMAO

thats pretty cool!! It could be something like the Microsoft Office Helper that OfficeXP comes with. maybe something similar starts up automatically on ur system?
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I finally got a screen shot of the cow. I'll post it as soon as I can.
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