Bug in drop down menu graphics when Mac comes out of sleep

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13 Jul, 2018 01:15 PM


Throughout the day I use a single external monitor setup with my 2018 Macbook pro in clamshell mode at my desk. Every morning, I will unplug the monitor, and take my laptop downstairs to work. When this happens, the Timlime timings dropdown window will appear in all white. The content is still there, but for some reason the graphics change. I've included a screenshot for reference.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 16 Jul, 2018 08:40 AM

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    Hi Howie,

    Thank you for reporting this issue!

    I have just tried to reproduce this with my Macbook Pro and an external monitor, but here it works as it should.
    With your setup, does the issue appear every time you switch from external monitor only to internal monitor? Could you list the exact steps that cause this behavior?

    Thanks a bunch for your help,

  2. 2 Posted by Howie on 16 Jul, 2018 12:46 PM

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    It doesn't happen every time... only about 75% of the time. I will try to see if I can reproduce the problem 100% of the time, and post the steps.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Niko on 16 Jul, 2018 08:29 PM

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    Ok great!

  4. 4 Posted by Howie on 20 Jul, 2018 12:28 PM

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    Here are the steps I typically follow on a day to day basis... I am able to reproduce the problem consistently now. I'm currently running macOS Mojave beta, but I was experiencing the issue on High Sierra as well.

    My 13" early 2018 macbook pro is runs in clamshell mode all day long, and it's plugged into a 27" LG 5k monitor. It uses a single thunderbolt3 port to connect with the mac for both power and the display output.

    I use Timelime throughout the day.

    At the end of the day, I put it to sleep. It's still plugged into the monitor. Timelime is not timing anything at this point, but it is still running in my menu bar. ie... the little clock icon is there, but not timing.

    The next morning, without waking it, I unplug the monitor, and take the laptop downstairs to work.

    At this point, the laptop is not connected to anything but a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I open the laptop to wake it from sleep.

    When I click on Timelime in the menu bar, the drop down of timing options appear, and , everything is white, like the picture I attached.

    I quit Timelime, and reopen it. This resolves the issue.

    After a few hours, I plug my laptop back into my monitor and go through the same steps again for the rest of the day.

    The next morning, the same thing happens with Timelime.

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