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Heard and not seen...iTunes 8.0 quirk
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gulmatan
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Jan 18, 2009, 04:29 AM
 
Hi all,

I'm experiencing quite a peculiar situation. In the midst of a long stretch of PB usage without a restart, I'll notice that, if I minimize or close the iTunes window, I cannot get it back on screen. Yes, I can see it and access its functions through the dock, but even if I click on its dock icon, the window will not pop up. I wind up pausing the current track that's playing and quitting the app--all through the dock. Then. after I relaunch iTunes, everything returns to normal.

What causes this quirk? Please advise.
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Jan 18, 2009, 04:29 PM
 
I've had this happen on my MBP from time to time too. Not sure what's causing it though. :s
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Jan 18, 2009, 07:42 PM
 
Is it a spaces issue? If you have spaces running, try manually switching to the space where iTunes lives. I find that spaces causes issues with a few applications, iTunes being one of them, where the app windows get "lost in space" and I have to manually hunt them down. Quite irritating.
     
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Jan 18, 2009, 11:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Is it a spaces issue? If you have spaces running, try manually switching to the space where iTunes lives. I find that spaces causes issues with a few applications, iTunes being one of them, where the app windows get "lost in space" and I have to manually hunt them down. Quite irritating.
As you an see from my sig, I'm on Tiger (10.4) so, "Spaces" is not a component of this OS so, Spaces is not the issue.

Another question arises though in addition to this current one: Does the Mac or OS/X 10.4 have memory management issues with lengthy sessions (several hours at a time) of opening and quitting multiple applications between restarts? Could this be causing my problems (i.e. applications load within insufficient memory heaps). I thought OS/X had provisions such that apps will not even launch if there is a lack of sufficient memory to accomodate it.
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Jan 18, 2009, 11:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by gulmatan View Post
ADoes the Mac or OS/X 10.4 have memory management issues with lengthy sessions (several hours at a time) of opening and quitting multiple applications between restarts? Could this be causing my problems (i.e. applications load within insufficient memory heaps).
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gulmatan  (op)
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Jan 19, 2009, 12:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
no.
Well then. I feel like I'm back to square one. Or not? Where could my glitch be coming from?
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Jan 19, 2009, 12:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by gulmatan View Post
As you an see from my sig, I'm on Tiger (10.4) so, "Spaces" is not a component of this OS so, Spaces is not the issue.
Sorry, hadn't noticed the sig. To clarify, does the iTunes menu bar appear, just missing the windows, or does nothing appear at all.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Sorry, hadn't noticed the sig. To clarify, does the iTunes menu bar appear, just missing the windows, or does nothing appear at all.
Menus are there but windows are gone, vanished.
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Jan 19, 2009, 02:08 PM
 
Stupid question: if the menus are there, what happens when you go to the Window menu and select iTunes to try to bring back the window?

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Jan 19, 2009, 02:17 PM
 
Stupid answer, nothing! No window, nothing happens.
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