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I've noticed a strange animation on the desktop of my January 2007 Macbook Pro. The animation appears sporadically in the lower left-hand corner. The best way I can describe the animation is "a hard disk being accessed". The image is a simple cartoon hard disk being read. The animation appears very briefly. Have you seen something like this?


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It might help if you can post a screen-shot. – JRobert Jun 24 '11 at 19:19

All sorts of third party activity monitors add that sort of animation.

Have you looked in LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons folders in /Library and ~/Library to temporarily remove any you are not SURE you need? Also, it could be something started in Accounts preferences - Login Items.

I have never seen anything since OS 9 days from Apple that popped up animations like that.

Good luck hunting it down!

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