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:
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.