Apple's MacBook Pro bump behaving strangely
Apple's MacBook Pro bump behaving strangely

Early users of Apple's new MacBook Pro found that the company's handling of collisions in macOS and various apps was inconsistent, resulting in unexpected behavior and hiding items in the status bar under collisions.

These inconsistencies make it seem as if the company forgot that it crashed with the MacBook Pro in the macOS space.

Quinn Nelson, owner of Snazzy Labs, posted two videos on Twitter explaining some of the early issues. The main video shows an obvious error in macOS. When status bar items expand, status bar items (such as a battery gauge) may be hidden under the bumps.

Nelson explained the problem with the iStat menus: they can be hidden under the hump or they can force the battery gauge and other system elements to hide under the hump.

Although the company has published guidelines for developers to use when dealing with bumps, the developers have stated on the iStat Menus that the app uses standard status items and that Apple's developer guidelines won't solve the issues described in the video.

This behavior does not appear to be by design because push out works differently in some applications. Nelson also pointed out how the old version of DaVinci Resolve avoided collisions.

You can't swipe it over in apps that haven't been updated to bump. The company has locked this area off so older apps can't display menu items under the bump.

Reports indicate that this behavior is inconsistent in other macOS devices. However, if you focus the Finder, the cursor behind the relief may get lost.

The collision will also exacerbate existing macOS problems. Applications like DaVinci Resolve (with expanded menu items) can consume memory used by system state items.

Apple's MacBook Pro has strange macOS inconsistencies

This information indicates that this is typical macOS behavior. But jocks obviously reduce the space for list items and case items.

This problem appears to persist and has caused apps like Bartender and Dozer to manipulate the macOS menu bar.

It's unclear how Apple will deal with these inconsistencies, although developers have updated their commonly used apps to deal with the situation.

These issues can be very rare and are more likely to occur in apps with a large number of menus or status items.

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