August 29th, 2003 • 5:13 pm
If you have more than one email account and you are using Mac OS X’s Mail application, you can probably reproduce the following.
Compose a new message. This opens a new window, with the “To:” field highlighted using the “blue halo” effect.
Now go to the “Account:” pop-up menu to SELECT a different account to send the message from:
Select the new account and release the mouse button. Now look at the “blue halo” effect around the “To:” field:
Not pretty. Apple doesn’t even have the excuse of it being a defective “image refresh” mechanism, since at no point was the email account pop-up menu covering the blue halo, as my pictures SHOW quite clearly.
It’s purely cosmetic, and I am not losing any sleep over it, but it still is symptomatic of Mac OS X’s less-than-polished aspects.
I’ll be curious to see if this particular glitch is fixed in Mac OS X 10.3