After upgrading to RC6, I notice the text rendering glitch that occasionally occurs in some cocoa apps â€” a white horizontal line through the middle apparently random lines of text. Sometimes the white line goes away. Sometimes it reappears.
I never noticed this on previous Scrivener betas. On my machine, anyway, they seem to have appeared only with RC6.
I am running a 1.67 GHz PowerPC PowerBook G4. OS 10.4.8, 1.5 GB DDR2 SDRAM.
Hope this helps, Keith.
PS Can somebody tell me what HUD stands for. It’s driving me crazy. I assume it’s an acronym, but… ?
“Heads Up Display,” essentially it is absolutely meaningless in a computing context, since the whole display is “heads up.” It comes from military usage, where aspects of an aircraft’s status would be drawn somehow in a clear glass display in front of the pilot, allowing them to fly the craft without looking down at dials and consoles. An ability that – in the context where a battle can be decided in tenths of a second under massive gravity forces that would make the act of looking down incredibly dangerous – could be rather useful.
For us, they just mean spiffy translucent windows.
Indeed - I’m just following Apple’s convention of naming these sorts of panels "HUD"s.
As for the text rendering - strange. There is nothing in beta 6 in the text rendering any different from beta 5.
P.S. Come on, guys, can we have a “no bug reports” policy for Friday nights GMT?
Thanks, Amber. You’re a pearl.
I was thinking Holographic Under Drawers, Head Under Deuterium, Head Up the DerriÃ¨re, Hosed Up and Down, Healthy Underarm Deodorant, How Understated Darling, Hoffa Under D’Sea… the list goes on.
Fair enough. I’m in support of a no Friday night bug report policy.
Perhaps we could call it Hold Up D’Alerts.
I did a system cleanup on my machine, and have not been able to reproduce the white line phenomenon. I have a feeling that every once in a while the dear thing just gets a little weary.
Sorry for the false alarm.