9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2014 9:37 AM by brilor
Boyd Porter Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)

I installed Mavericks on my MacMini.  The only way I know Time Machine is backing up to my Time Capsule is to click on the "clock" icon in the menu bar.  The Time Machine icon does not appear on the desktop, and the "clock" icon in the menue bar does not spin.  Other than those visual cues not being present, Time Machine backs up and restores just fine.

 

I am not concerned, but is this a change in Time Machine behavior, or is it just me?

 

Everyone have a nice day.


MacBook Air (2011); MacMini (2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • 1. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    Paul Manis Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    also have mini...a bit older.  If u look closely at the icon in the menu bar, u should notice a small triangle ahead of the arrowhead when it is backing up.

  • 2. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    Steve Holton Level 4 Level 4 (1,025 points)

    For better or worse the animation of the TM icon is gone. It's just the new look for Mavericks.

    The TM backup volume is animated in the Finder sidebar as before.

    If you look very carefully at the menu bar you will see a slight change when it's backing up. (Two Arrows in the "clock face")

    it's subtle to say the least but it looks like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 8.31.53 PM.jpg

  • 3. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    Boyd Porter Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)

    Thank you Paul and Steve.  I did see the arrows, but the penny didn't drop.  I did watch for the animation in the sidebar under Devices of a Finder window during a backup, but never saw one.  I think the backups are happening so fast it is already finishing up and disconnected by the time I look..

     

    Everyone have a nice day.

  • 4. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    jpalamaro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    First valuable answer I've seen. Yup, the small triangle is indeed there. Hmmm, small triangle, spinning icon . . . ya gotta wonder on this one!

  • 5. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Steve Holton wrote:

     

    For better or worse the animation of the TM icon is gone.

     

    IMO the animated TIme Machine icon was more helpful; Only a glance was needed to know an active backup was in progress. This seems like a step backward for the user. Also, Mavericks Finder windows use the animated  icon. This is inconsistent with the non-animated in the menu bar.

     

    Please file feedback to Apple and let them know if you'd like the animated icon.

     

    I feel the same way about the removal of color icons from the Finder window sidebars too.

  • 6. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    icon5000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know who you are, but I think you are great. 

    I would have never found the subtle, tiny arrow within the time machine icon. 

    Actually, I spoke to someone at Apple about a month ago about this. 

    They had no clue what I was talking about.

     

    First of all; thanks.

    Secondly; How the heck did you figure this out?

  • 7. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    jacbec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Totally agree. Why does Apple make such idiotic changes? Sometimes I wonder what they are thinking of, don't they have better things to do? The rotating symbol was great, easy to see. Likewise the colored text was much better than the colored dot on icons. Also, why did Mavericks remove the open in new window feature? New motto for Apple, "One step forward, two steps back."

     

    I have been an Apple enthusiast since 1982 (Apple II) and still believe it is the greatest company in the world.

  • 8. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    jacbec wrote:

     

    The rotating symbol was great, easy to see. Likewise the colored text...

    FWIW: TotalFinder's developer implemented colored icons for the Finder window sidebar, so clearly we're not the only ones wanting that feature.

     

    btw: Please consider sending feedback to Apple regarding restoring animated Time Machine icon and colored Finder sidebar icons.

  • 9. Re: Time Machine in Mavericks
    brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    icon5000 wrote:

     

    First of all; thanks.

    Secondly; How the heck did you figure this out?

    Thirdly:

    Please consider sending feedback to Apple regarding restoring animated Time Machine icon and colored Finder sidebar icons. Thank you.