My HP photosmart printer has stopped responding.¬† The pinwheel comes up and freezes the computer when ever I try and access the printer, or anything to do with the printer.¬† I have also tried going in through system preferences and the I cannot even access it. The pinwheel again pops up.¬† I have not added any software lately.¬† I have tried to update my software both for the Mac and the printer. There are no updates available. I am using Mac 10.5.8?
System Preferences (or Finder) in OSX 10.6.8 appears corrupted - mouse will not activate any commands within any preference, close Finder windows (or open apps with a double click as it used to). No joy rebooting or resetting PRAM and NVRAM.¬†
Preferences within another user account on the same iMac however appear to be working OK.¬†
When I click on system preferences then screen saver the timer starts and I can never do anything. The timer goes and goes and never stops. Have to shut the system down and re-boot. No desktop photo. How to fix.
I have a problem with the system preferences. When I open any preference it receives the following message: "You can not open the Dock preferences, because the panel does not work on computers with a PowerPC processor." Except that I do not have Power PC, but Intel!
What can I do to be able to change preferences?¬†
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Processor Intel Core i5
Can't open System Preferences - tried repair permissions with disk utility¬† - no luck.¬† In fact can't find System Preferences in the Applications list - only in the apple drop down from the desktop.¬†
Find or reinstalling the systems preferences as well as the settings icon is lost. both were put in to the trash and trash has since been emptied . Is there any way of getting them back with out loseing eveything on my mac
I've tried everything have redownloaded drivers, no luck, when I go into 'print and scan' panel and select add priner, no printers appear in the list... I noticed that I have an Epson printer RX690 icon in my techtool pro rescued items folder ? this is the epson printerproxy? but can't put this away and don't know where is would go and if this would make a difference.
I bought a new iMac in November 2013 which has a wireless keyboard and mouse, which worked well but won't connect since OS was updated. I've looked in System Preferences and there is no symbol for Blutooth. In System Report / Blutooth it says 'No Information Found'. It's strange because the keyboard and mouse worked fine up to downloading and installing the update (to OSX 10.9.3.)¬†How I can get the Blutooth up and running again?
Every time I try to access my users & groups it crashes my system prefs. I can't get to them at all to change anything. Similarly, trying to adjust parental controls for one of my kids crashes system prefs - it seems they are related... 10.7 Intel iMac.
This weird, but today's software update deleted all but 2 of my screen resolution options in the display section of system preferences. The 2 remaining options are not ideal for my iMac. how I might restore the options that were lost?
Woke up the other morning and launched Mail and received the window below. Tried to check software updates and got the same thing. All other apps work fine. Can't find OSX disks so I can't reinstall Mail before Monday as my disks are at my office.¬†Tried to replace Mail from Time Machine to no avail.¬†Running a iMac, 10.6.8 with external CD drive and iomega eternal drive as my backup.¬†
My Wifi printer is definitely connected to my Network but when I try to connect it to my iMac using the System Preferences it does not show in the available printers window. How to get connected? Just changed to BT Infinity and installed the McAfee Security package could this be the cause?