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Bug Report – Colorpicker + Fullscreen jit.window

Feb 18 2012 | 1:19 am

In the following patch, going to fullscreen and back with a colorpicker window open results in the appearance of a garbled colorpicker. This causes severe lockups and on one occasion prevented any part of the Finder UI from responding to clicks, requiring a hard reboot.

OS X 10.7.3, Max 6.0.4, 2.66 Ghz Intel Core i7 with Nvidia GT 330M 512MB.

Feb 18 2012 | 1:51 am

Hi David,

Could you post the patch? Funny, I was just trying to track down this bug…


Feb 18 2012 | 2:54 am

Oops, here we go!

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Feb 18 2012 | 3:01 am

excellent, thanks! This is very helpful.


Feb 18 2012 | 3:33 am

A similar effect (though less severe) seems to happening in other occasions when switching to fullscreen and back. In this case a long thin tool-tip type bar, empty except for a red x at the left side, appears at the bottom of the screen just above the dock. This disappears when the x is clicked with no ill effects. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to replicate the circumstances in which it appears.

May 09 2013 | 4:44 am

I have been encountering the problem described above on a number of different 10.7/10.8 computers running max 6.1. Specifically the ‘tool-tip type bar’ described above. This occurs when going fullscreen with a jit window for the first time. Once the bar is closed it does not re appear while the patch is still open. Has anyone found the exact cause or solution of this issue?

Sep 15 2013 | 3:00 pm

exactly the same problem here. I can reproduce it always. Because this little bar/floating window is not saying anything helpful any help is appreciated.
best, johannes

and here is a workaround:

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Jul 04 2014 | 11:40 pm

Resurrecting an old thread:

Has this been investigated further? I get all the issues reported above wrt random screens appearing when jumping to full screen. Sometimes I’ll also get the clue window, color picker window (with no contents), and a text setting window that I’ve never seen before (and can’t dismiss).

Johannes workaround works fine…but curious.

Mac 10.9.2. MBP with retina screen. Max 6.1.7 in 32-bit mode & "low-res" mode.

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