The Sparrow mail app icon had been bouncing fine on launching the app till a few days ago but has stopped doing so recently. Any reasons why it might be so? I miss the bouncing dock icon.

  • This is happening to me, too, but I just thought it was because my computer was so fast (I just got an SSD). – Kyle Cronin Feb 27 '11 at 20:29
  • I have the same problem and the latest update (1.1.1) doesn’t seem to fix it. Any ideas? – user4946 Apr 2 '11 at 18:09

Have you set the "Show Icon In" option on the General tab of Preferences to "Only in Menu Bar"? If you have then the dock icon won't bounce anymore and when you have Sparrow open you probably won't see the little hightlight at the bottom that normally indicates when an application is open.

Actually I just set that option back to "Dock and Menu Bar" and my Sparrow dock icon doesn't bounce either.

This might be a bug in the 1.0.1 release they issued fairly recently.

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    I've got a pretty old low spec Mac mini and Sparrow opens so fast I'm not sure whether it'd get the opportunity to bounce in the dock at all anyway. – Alistair McMillan Feb 27 '11 at 19:59
  • I think it's a bug in the new update. I've tried all thre settings for "Show Icon In": "Dock and Menu Bar", "Only in Dock", and "Only in Menu Bar", but the problem persists. – nilay Feb 27 '11 at 21:12
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    And it's not that the app launches that fast on my Mac that I skip seeing the bouncing icon, because it does take some time to launch. – nilay Feb 27 '11 at 21:14

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