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    Strange secondary status bar on load up - El Capitan 10.11.5
    Fairly new mac user (< 6 months) and I noticed in the past few days a new "secondary" status bar that comes up while the mac is booting up. I have started looking through running processes to see if I can determine if I have something new (and unwanted) or if this is a new "feature" from the latest update.

    I posted a pic as it is hard to describe, but it is different than the normal status bar I am used to.

    Has anyone seen this?

    Mac Book Pro 15 - 2015

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    Strange secondary status bar on load up - El Capitan 10.11.5
    lclev's Avatar
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    I am not sure what you are referring to - there is no picture or link to one. Is the mac running okay otherwise?

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    I must not have uploaded the pics right or... either way - here is a link to them on imgur.

    Yes the Mac is running fine otherwise. Just not a fan of change. I like to keep things locked down.

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    Strange secondary status bar on load up - El Capitan 10.11.5
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    I am not sure I understand what the link you posted is supposed to show or how that is supposed to help us.
    Can you take a screenshot and post it here ?
    What version of the OS are you running ?

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    Those two pictures were a screen shot of the status bar that I am seeing right before the desktop appears. It happens fairly fast but it is still new. I am not sure what other screenshots I can get that would be more helpful. Just curious if anyone had noticed a similar thing. I will keep digging into what is running on boot.

    I am running OS X - El Capitan v 10.11.5

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,5
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 16 GB

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    Strange secondary status bar on load up - El Capitan 10.11.5
    ferrarr's Avatar
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    May 21, 2012
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    Is there a difference between the "original progress bar and the "secondary" bar you are referring to? Does the screen flash and change dolors also?

    Also, BTW, there is an update to 10.11.6 available.
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    The screen does flash briefly before the second status bar pops up, it stays black as far as I can tell.

    Thanks for the replies. I will install the latest update and take a screen shot of the "normal" status bar and then this "secondary" one.

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    It's normal.

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