5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2008 7:57 AM by JoelP
Dick Barrett 2 Level 1 (10 points)
Hello All,

I have a black HUD looking dialog box on Aperture 1.56 on a G5 running Leopard. This is a black box that appears when ever I move the mouse and then dissapears after a few seconds. It is not the Adjustment or Keywords HUD. It has no obvious way of closing. In fact I do not know what it is.

At the bottom of the black box there are three rows of buttons. The bottom row is for setting the screen mode to either Multi or primary, viewer zoom, full screen and one for toggle primary only.

The second row of buttons from the bottom is for setting the rating (red X, red down arrow, green up arrow and green check mark).

The third row of buttons from the bottom is to rotate the image clockwise and counter clockwise. It also has two more buttons to move forward or backward in the image browser.

Also on this black dialog box it has additional button to filter the images by Rating and to Query the images and make the thumbnails smaller/larger.

How do I get rid of the pesky HUD looking box ?


Power Mac G5 2 GHz PowerMac11,2, Mac OS X (10.5.1), MacBook Pro 15 MacBookPro1.1 (2.16 Ghz)
  • Ian Wood Level 5 (4,350 points)
    I'll take a guess here - you're using a version of Aperture older than 1.5.6 on Leopard?

    This is the filmstrip from fullscreen mode, and there have been quite a few reports on the forum of it acting oddly when using Spaces in Leopard, but they reduced a lot when Aperture 1.5.6 came out.

  • Dick Barrett 2 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Ian,

    Yes I guess that it is the Filmstrip viewer mode. But I migrated to Aperture before Leopard came out. Then in the last couple of days I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard.

    Sounds like we of the band of brothers of the pesky Filmstrip control will have to wait for Apple.

    I appreciate knowing what it is called. I guess I do not use the filmstrip mode to recognize its control box.

    Thanks again.

  • Ian Wood Level 5 (4,350 points)
    Have you upgraded to Aperture 1.5.6?

  • Dick Barrett 2 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes I did upgrade to Aperture 1.56. Thanks for the help.
  • JoelP Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. I was quite baffled up to this point. It is nice to know that I am not alone.
    I have Aperture 1.5.6 running with Leopard and use Spaces.
    I just wish it were at least a working Filmstrip, but no, it's just an annoying black box with controls to nothing.
    I guess I'll wait for the fix!

    It goes away if I disable Spaces.