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How can I get rid of white bar at top of desktop? MacBook Pro 10.5.8

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There is a 4" blank (or white) bar at the top RIGHT of my desktop, to the left of the Spotlight magnifier icon. The bar blanks out all of these drop-downs:  Open Time Machine Preferences, Detect Displays/Display Preferences, Open Bluetooth Preferences, Volume Bar, Open Network Preferences, inport Source, Battey Charge display/Energy Saver Preferences,  Date & Time set pref.


Drives me nuts, to use a technical term! I can't see the time in the bar, can't adjust volume, can't check to see how many others are online in my condo complex. I like to try to go on when the highway isn't jammed up.


Can anyone tell me how to remove that annoying blank white bar. I call it white because it covers the color on my desktop. That's why I don't think it's like a blank cell.


Would appreciate any help and give BIG plaudits to anyone who can HELP!


Thanks for reading this.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Finder bar partially blanked out
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)

    Your profile shows that you're running 10.5.8 - is that correct?


    Short of reinstalling the OS, I don't see what you can do - maybe upgrade to 10.6.x and hope that it goes away? Sounds like it's a graphics glitch of some sort - not sure if it could be fixed by upgrading your OS or not. It's worth a try - if that doesn't fix the problem then it's time for a trip to your local Apple Store.


    Good luck,



  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)

    You, too - I would think about upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6.8) as it's the most stable OS that Apple has put out in awhile (kind of like XP Pro for Windows...) and ir's only $20 to upgrade. I don't know that that would fix your problem, of course, as it could be hardware/GPU related, but it would be money well spent, I think...




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