Topic: Mac Client Problems Outlined... (Read 8486 times)

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August 04, 2010, 09:43:58 AM
Sorry I've been kind of MIA lately.. I will try to look into these problems, thanks for the detailed information.  I think it would be nice to enable the Command-H method of hiding the app.. the tray thing probably doesn't make much sense for Mac OS.
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August 02, 2010, 01:02:20 PM
"Minimize to the tray instead of the taskbar" & "Minimize to the tray on close" must not be implemented yet on the Mac.  We should grey them out in the next version.
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August 01, 2010, 09:33:38 PM
The first 5 minutes I used bitcoin about a three weeks ago I generated a block straight away and haven't generated another since. I think it's purely based on luck. Using the OSX client here.
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July 31, 2010, 08:52:47 PM
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Model 4,1)

Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard
Bitcoin 0.3.7 (according to Bitcoin >> About)

Preferences: the preferences I have tried all have zero effect as far as I can tell. "Minimize to the tray instead of the taskbar" & "Minimize to the tray on close" do nothing (including effecting the cpu usage...see below). Start Bitcoin on system startup is grayed out although I have added it manually to my login items. I have not tried "Limit coin generation to 'x' processors" or "Connect through socks4 proxy:", but I can only guess that these options are not working either.

CPU Usage: when generating coins top shows Bitcoin at ~187% CPU...this seems extreme? A friend just explained what a "nice process" is. Sorry.

Crash On Close: about ever other time I attempt to close Bitcoin using Bitcoin >> Quit the app crashes rather than closing like a friendly app should.

Coin Generation:
frankly I am trusting that this is NOT a bug, but just bad luck. I have been running the app for a few weeks now with zero generation. Again, I assume this is bad luck, but considering the other problems I wanted to mention it in case others were noticing this that were using my setup as well.

If there are any known solution to these problems or if there is anything I can do to help sort them out please let me know. Thanks!

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