MacBook Pro :: Some Options Greyed Out In Preferences And Apps

Mar 24, 2012

I am unable to select certain options in preferences. In Sharing, there are lots of things I cant do. Right now I'm trying to set up external hard drive for time machine and I am unable to enter my Home name, its greyed out.This happens a lot.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)


Software :: Won't Start Up Terminal / Preferences Are Greyed Out

Jan 28, 2009

i have figured out that i have changed my disk permissions, and my computer won't start up. when i boot from the cd, i can get a termial. but i have bash-3.2#, and i can't figure out how to get it so i can use a normal command. the preferences are greyed out.

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Mar 18, 2012

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OS X :: Bluetooth Options Disappeared From Preferences

Oct 29, 2006

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Unpluggin power and removing battery for 60 seconds.
Resetting nvram and restoring defaults.
Deleting the bluetooth preferences file.

If i plug in a usb bluetooth adapter it works fine.

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May 11, 2012

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?

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Jun 25, 2012

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iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1

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MacBook :: Access Greyed Out Icons On It

Mar 19, 2012

i just bought a brand new macbook but some icons in my system prefrences are greyed out and i have no access to them at all.

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MacBook Pro :: Sound Icon Greyed Out?

Jun 26, 2012

this problem just started for me a couple days ago.  I cannot tell what action causes it, but now restarting and resetting my PRAM settings does not fix it.  I also tried a fix I read where I created a login item that resets the audio.  I ALSO tried plugging in headphones. I am running OSX Lion 10.7.4. 

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MacBook Pro :: The Sound Just Went Out On It, The Volume Icon Is Greyed Out?

Jun 8, 2012

The sound just went out on my macBook Pro. The volume icon is greyed out and is black when I plug in headphones, but those don't work either .

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 20, 2012

I have just reloaded Lion onto my MBP. I am domain attached (Microsoft back end). I can no longer do anything with my 'Mobile Account' settings (the Settings button is greyed out). Prior to the rebuid, I had this working.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 20, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: When Open The Accounts Preferences, System Preferences Quits Unexpectedly?

Apr 21, 2012

I've a MBP running 10.6.8. When I open the Accounts preferences, System preferences quits unexpectedly.

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Make Changes To System HD - Partition Layout Greyed Out

Mar 5, 2012

I recently reformatted my entire drive and reinstalled Lion with the official Lion USB recovery tool/usb. Now in disk utility the Partition Layout option is greyed out and I can not seem to re partition my disk. Ive tried repairing my disk rights but still its greyed out.

I ran a demo of iPartition and this message was flagged:

"You cannot make changes to the disk from which your system booted.

To make changes to this disk, you should either boot from an external drive, use Target Disk Mode with another Mac, or create a bootable CD/DVD."Does this mean I can only make changes with it when booting with the usb? This doesnt make sense as it worked on the default startdisk before. Does anyone have solution?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Java Apps Won't Run, Java Preferences Won't Launch

Apr 27, 2012

Since the flurry of 2012 updates, Java is completely broken on my Mac Pro.  Java dependent apps don't start and Apple Support says to enable the apps in Java Preferences. Nice idea, but Java Preferences WILL NOT LAUNCH either. There were plenty of tools to address flashback and they DID NOT break normal day to day operations.I downloaded the package from support to try a re-installation, but it says "A newer version of Java is already installed" and offers me the option to Close. No reinstall, nothing. Apple support is at it's usual level of service on this issue, completely INVISIBLE. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Qcore 2.2GHZ Volume Greyed Out After 10.7.3 Lion Upgrade

Feb 22, 2012

MACBOOK Pro Qcore 2.2GHZ Volume Greyed out after 10.7.3 Lion Upgrade + Itunes timeline not running when playing music.

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Two-sided Printing Option Greyed-out HP OfficeJet 7500a

May 6, 2012

I just bought a HP OfficeJet 7500a (which does support duplex printing) and I am unable to do two-sided printing as the dropdown menu (located in layout in the print screen) is greyed-out. Do I require a driver or anything like that? 

By the way I am running Mountain Lion Developer Preview if that matters. 

Macbook Pro 13' Late 2010, Other OS, Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

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MacBook Pro :: Builtin Speakers Not Working - Volume Control Is Greyed Out

Jun 5, 2012

Speakers are not muted, according to system profiler, they are connected. Won't let me turn them up or down, even though they are set to the highest setting. Basically the volume control is greyed out. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Unable To See Multi Touch Trackpad Options In Preferences / Newer Multi Touch Gestures

Aug 30, 2009

I thought after upgrade to Snow Leopard, older Macbook Pro can also have the newer multitouch gestures as those newer Macbook Pro?

I didn't see any options in the Trackpad in System Preferences.

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ITunes :: Unable To Download Apps, Upgrades Apps Or Sync With Macbook?

Mar 7, 2012

I'm unable to download apps, upgrades apps or sync with my Mac book. I've had no problems up until now.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook :: Logic Express 8 Missing Options / Options Missing Under Master Tab

Mar 4, 2010

I have seen a few videos about mastering and gave it a try myself. It can be done by clicking the master tab, then going to the Input 1-2 column setting and then clicking setting - mastering, etc.When I first did this a few weeks ago, there were many options such as hip hop mastering, electronic mastering, etc.Now, when I do so, I have different - much less enticing options and have no idea where the good ones went.

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MacBook Pro :: Outlook 2011, "Turn On Sunc Services For Contacts" Greyed Out

Apr 11, 2012

This is what i'm getting. And though it seems that the sync with address book should be happening, its not.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Leopard - Minimize Icon Greyed Out

Nov 30, 2007

I have reinstalled the OS twice now and I am running 10.5.1. Oddly enough sometimes the minimize button just becomes greyed out and I have to closed the app and reopen it. It seem to happen to all apps including finder.

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OS X :: Sleep Is Greyed Out In Apple Menu

Mar 27, 2010

I installed and uninstalled Aqua Connect Trial today (Terminal Server / Remote Desktop for Mac) and I'm fairly certain I now have 2 major issues because of it.Googled for the past hour for a solution but found nothing so far.

- in the menu the Sleep item is greyed out. I cannot click it, the keyboard shortcut for sleep doesn't work and pressing the power button does nothing

- all my animations aren't smooth anymore like expose, dock, dashboard, etc

I'm pulling my hair out of frustration

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ITunes :: 'Join CD Tracks' Greyed Out?

Feb 26, 2012

I've been searching everywhere for a solution to this: For a while I've been downloading audio plays, which come in about 30 tracks and which I put onto a CD then re-import after joining all the tracks to make them more manageable. This was working fine until today, when suddenly the "Join CD tracks" option is no longer available but greyed out. I've made sure the CD tracks are listed correctly - by track number - and I've made sure that the original tracks downloaded have been deleted before trying to re-import them. Still nothing - still greyed out. This was working perfectly until tod

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Safari :: The Quit Command Q Is Greyed Out?

Apr 13, 2012

all of a sudden i can't quit safari.  The quit safari command q is greyed out! 

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ITunes :: Why Are All Movies And Music Greyed Out

Jul 5, 2012

This seems to be an ongoing problem and you can see from my other posts that it is still not resolved: I have a restored previous Itunes library now appearing in my Itunes application, but when I click on any music within it, a box comes up saying: "The song can not be used because the original file could not be found, would you like to locate it?" When I click on this, it just takes me to the 'Music' file which is completley empty. I am scared to connect my Ipod in case I lose all that is on there as well and can not find the 'manually manage music' in preferences. I also have a brand new Ipad that I need to sync with ITUnes. I am also concerned about connecting my external hard drive for the same reason as I can not find anywhere in Time machine preferences that will turn off the automatic download once the external hard drive is connected. I am running Mac OSX 10.5.8 & Itunes 10?

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MacBook Pro :: The "Quit Safari" Option Is Greyed Out?

Apr 25, 2012

Safari won't quit, tried to restart computer and shut down, but Safari won't let it. I will show you a screen shot I took of this issue. The "Quit Safari" option is greyed out.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: It Suddenly Has No Sound Output, The Menu For Sound Is Greyed Out?

Jun 23, 2012

Macbook Pro suddenly has no sound output. The menu for sound is greyed out. System preferences/sound doesn't alow me to set volume or mute. 

MacBook Pro 2.2, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 4 GB

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Top Of Screen Greyed Out On Resume From Sleep

Feb 11, 2012

When I resume from sleep the top half of the screen is grey'ed out and it won't go away without going through Shut Down. Just restarting has no effect.  

FYI Just had a look at the sgcreenshot now that its been uploaded and its considerably brighter than the actual screen. In reality the top menu bar is almost completely occluded and the tone graduates out from about 90% black at the top to around 10% black at the centre of screen.  

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Mac Mini :: Volume Icon Greyed Out In Osx Lion

Mar 18, 2012

I have the dreaded greyed out volume ison on a late 2009 mac mini that has been upgraded to Lion OSX. I have read many people are having this issue. I have tried various so called fixes for this issue but the problem remains. This should have been picked up by Apple a long time ago- come on Apple.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Email Messages Greyed Out After I Delete Them

Apr 29, 2012

I have created months ago a mail folder which automaticly places "spam" messages, and recently when I try to delete the messages from the folder , they become greyedout and cant be deleted.

Info:Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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ICloud :: The Incoming Mail Server Is Greyed Out?

Jul 1, 2012

I know I need to change the information in the incoming mail server, but it is greyed out.  I am not receiving any mail since June 20 on my Mac.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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MacBook :: Internet Says Have Internet But Wont Connect - Cannot Open System Preferences Or Internet Preferences

May 10, 2009

I have a macbook a little over a year old. It's my first mac and I love it. Yesterday though it started acting really weird. I first noticed that it was really, really hot and the fan was running. I turned it off and back on and here's what I found out:

Applications are being deleted from macbook. ITunes, IPhoto, iChat have clear question marks over icon. There are 8-10 blank spaces in the Applications folder where applications have been deleted. However, data is still there (ex. pictures still there, but no iPhoto).

Internet= Says I have internet but wont connect.

Cannot open " System Preferences" or "Internet Preferences".

If connected to home computer will connect to internet and allowed to open internet preferences but still no system preferences.

If shut down....takes a while to come back on and starts up 2-3 times.

Also "Preview" is gone. Now " ColorSync Utility" opens.

Is this my hard drive dying? I'm tech challenged, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleted Emails Greyed Out In Inbox?

Jun 7, 2012

I have absolutely no idea how it happened but i have suddenly got upwards of 1000 deleted emails showing in my Inbox, greyed-out. I cant move them or do anything else with them, much less remove them. 

I tried Cmd-Z when it happened, nothing happened, then I listed them by sender (Facebook) and tried to move them to Trash  with no luck either.  

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Safari :: Some Of The Extensions That Using Are Greyed Out When Attempt To Make Their Tool Bar Viewable?

May 4, 2012

There are several extensions I have installed from the Safari extension gallery. Two of them are the twitter extension and the Gtool Bar. I would like their tool bars to be viewable but they are greyed out under the View menu option. Any reasons why this is and what can I do?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Safari 5.1.5

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May 12, 2010

I'm not talking about the System Preferences app itself, I'm talking about the settings within the app. So for instance, the security settings, and the mouse settings, energy saver, etc.

Where can I find the settings files on my Mac so I can back them up?

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Jan 18, 2009

How do Universal apps, actually compare in performance as compared to Intel binary apps? Yeah, sure, they're "native" speeds, but surely there must be some erformance hit? I mean, it DOES contain two binaries.

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App Store :: Apps Are Missing And All Listed As Hidden But Can't Unhide The Apps

May 30, 2012

Under purchases I'm getting "you have not purchased any apps." Under Itunes in the Cloud all my apps are listed as hidden but when I click "view hidden purchases" it says I do not have any hidden purchases. I have three Macs and all are experiencing the same issue so this is an account problem and not a computer software problem. The funny thing is that it's still recognizing updates.Yes, I've tried signing out and back in to view my account with no luck. The only thing I did weird last night was I disabled the Itunes store and automatic downloading on one computer. This morning when I had the above problem I put all the settings back. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Can't Open Apps From Folder But Dock Apps Work?

Feb 21, 2009

I have no idea what happened. it was working fine last week, and then the other day I tried to open up iMovie and i get "The operation could not be completed / An unexpected error occurred (error code -10810)" This happens every time i try to open anything in my applications folder. the programs on my dock open up fine.

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Oct 12, 2009

I'm looking for a way to keep distraction to a minimum when working. I'd like to have an app (or a setting) that enables me to automatically hide any apps that I switch out of. Are there any apps or hidden settings within OS X out there that would solve this issue for me? I know about Spirited Away, but it doesn't work for me and hasn't been updated in a while.

I'm running OS X v10.6.1.

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