7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2006 1:47 PM by Nelson Brann
hlumbard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can anyone explain this image of my menu bar? The grey bottom half runs the length of my monitor.


Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • myhighway Level 5 Level 5 (7,270 points)
    sure you linked the image that you intended?
  • mhunter Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
    The grey line is perfectly normal.

    I remember wondering about this myself the first time I noticed it.

    This is one of Apple's styling cues.

    It's present on all my systems that have OS 10.4.x on them.

    In 10.3.x it looks slightly different.

    But, it is supposed to be there, so don't worry about it.

    If you scroll-up to the top of the page in these forums, and look at the selection tables for "Store", "iPod + iTunes", ".Mac", "Quicktime", "Support", "Mac OS X", and even the purple line under those, you'll see a similar line in those.

    So, rest easy, don't worry, it's supposed to be there

    I hope this helps to put your mind to rest
  • hlumbard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't believe I never noticed it before. Thanks!
  • mhunter Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)

    I can't believe I never noticed it before. Thanks!

    You're quite welcome

    I know it was quite a while before I noticed it myself. Then, I was sure it was a defect.

    So, I asked around, and someone pointed the same thing out to me.

    I've had OS 10.4.x installed on a couple more machines since then, and they all show it. So, it's just a bit more noticeable in 10.4.x.

    Glad I was able to put your mind at ease though
  • Sean Somers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hahahah. Audible slap of my hand on forehead.

    I just did a search with the same durn question: I thought the grey line was impending pixel death or something . . . and your helpful message has made clear that it's just OS aesthetics. Man, why didn't I notice this after like . . . how long of usage?

    Thanks for the info. You saved me some humiliation at the comp store!
  • mhunter Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
    Hello Sean,

    Glad my answer was able to help you as well

    I'm glad you were able to find this before you ended-up at the service center
  • Nelson Brann Level 4 Level 4 (3,455 points)
    You did a search?


    Who'da thunk you could actually get results that way!

    Congratulations!! You just earned 200 virtual points.