3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2012 9:47 PM by den.thed
webdrum007 Level 1 Level 1

Hi folks.


Once my MacPro (OS 10.8.2) goes to "screen saver", upon my return to my Mac, the image on screen is basically a snap-shot of my desktop, yet it's not my actual desktop...  As I begin to move my mouse around, a "square" (25 pixels by 25 pixels??) which is now my cursor "erases" this stale desktop image, to reveal the gray background of the sign-in screen.


After sufficiently "erasing" the stale desktop image picture to reveal the login account I wish to use, I can now click on that account, enter my password, and a normal login sequence follows.


This has GOT to be a bug of some kind, never seen this one before, but it happens everytime, regardless of which screen saver setting I use.


Supplimental info:  Harddrives aren't set to sleep, neither is the computer, just the display.  My desktop image is a picture I've taken, not one of the stock Mac OS desktop images. I'm viewing through an older Cinema display, the resolution of which I can no longer set due to Mtn Lion's auto pverride (anti)-feature.


Any suggestions form anyone?  Anyone else experiencing such silliness?  Thanks in advance for anyone's assistance!

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.2 GHz Quad-Core; 1TB HD
Solved by den.thed on Dec 16, 2012 9:47 PM Solved
Your very welcome and thank you for the comp's.
Reply by den.thed on Dec 16, 2012 5:17 PM Helpful
See > OS X: Login window partially appears, cursor movement redraws screen
Reply by webdrum007 on Dec 16, 2012 9:12 PM Helpful
THANK YOU so much den.thed - that was exactly what was happening - and I took the recommended steps to "avoid" this scenario from occurring again - but it's an OBVIOUS BUG that Apple needs to address/fix! This fix is kinda like telling someone "don't drive the defective car" as opposed to fixing the defect - ya know what I mean?? Thanks again.  People like you make this community work!

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