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Authored by: jiclark on Jan 17, '09 09:44:45AM

So my question is, why do some people experience this issue, but others don't? If it were truly a bug, it would be reproducible pretty much universally...

It sounds like a system setting somewhere is causing the problem, maybe?



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Authored by: rottenchops on Jan 19, '09 09:38:21AM
If it were truly a bug, it would be reproducible pretty much universally... Wha? I disagree.

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Authored by: jiclark on Jan 20, '09 12:43:00PM

If a significant percentage of people don't experience the issue, then it becomes much more likely that the problem is caused by some unique set of circomstances on a given machine, rather than a OS-specific bug. It would also make it quite likely that Apple can't reproduce it (consistently anyway) in their testing environment, which explain why no "fix" has been forthcoming...



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Authored by: jelockwood on Jan 21, '09 08:53:59AM

I originally reported this (bug) to Apple with regards to QuickTime Player as Radar number 5544934 in October 2007.

I then later reported the same problem for Preview as Radar number 5779199 which subsequently Apple labelled as being a duplicate of someone else's Radar number 5575851.

I would have to dig through ancient emails, but I recall a response from Apple with regards to QuickTime Player that it was supposedly fixed in a software update (but the problem subsequently came back after another update). As there are two different Radar bug reports for the Preview version, it was certainly on Apple's 'radar' (groan!).



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