Mail GUI Bug

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Kelvin, May 25, 2004.

  1. Kelvin

    Kelvin Active Member

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    Through the day, the number of extraneous spaces in Mail's context menus increases. It's ok when I run mail the first few minutes, but by the end of the day it looks like the picture below.

    Should I delete a preference file to fix this problem? It's actually not a real deal breaker but its irritating nonetheless. Restarting Mail fixes this problem, but eventually the context menu will grow again.
     
  2. Maverick

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    i've had problems with mail too ... once i get mails over the 300 mails per day range... it seems to keep getting anything over around 300 mails over and over and over... till I have about 3 times the real amount i have...
     
  3. directX

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    Kelvin,

    No use deleting the plist file. It is a GUI problem that I already reported to Apple but still no solution - even with Mac OS X 10.3.3 build 7G33!

    This is how it is replicated -- launch Mail.app and then either hide it or minimize it. Once you make it active again, it will add a blank item on the context menu. Do it a couple of times and what you'll get is the one you have screen-captured. :)

    What I do is to NEVER hide or minimize the Mail.app.
     
  4. tdbur

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    I can't seem to replicate the problem..
     
  5. directX

    directX Guest

    Are you using Panther?
     
  6. tdbur

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    Yup.. 10.3.3 i have about 250 messages in my inbox not counting the other messages i have in other folders.
     
  7. directX

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    Fire it up, close it (without quitting) and then make it active again. Check the context menu - both on a mail folder and on the "Shortcut to commonly used action" at the bottom of the mailbox window.

    Apologies - minimizing works. It is only when you close the application that this bug appears.
     
  8. tdbur

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    Now i see the problem...
     
  9. directX

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    Kelvin, 10.3.4 fixed that problem! Good thing they did -- it was skipped in version 10.3.2 and 10.3.3. :)
     

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