OS X Mavericks :: Why Is Padlock Missing From System Preferences App Store

Aug 24, 2014

I noticed that System Preferences, App Store no longer shows a padlock at the lower left hand corner, yet other System Preference windows show the padlock. Why is that? Is there a way to restore the padlock? I have already tried "repairing" my install and the padlock did not come back.

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MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Air :: Sharing Folder Under System Preferences Frozen - Padlock Unlocked

Mar 12, 2012

I have a Mac Book Air running 10.7.3. The Sharing Folder under system preferences is frozen. The padlock is unlocked. How do I unfreeze the sharing folder so that I can click on any item in this folder?The sharing folder freezes every time I open it - so you cannot select anything in the sharing folder.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Software :: Missing Preferences On The System?

May 22, 2010

When logging onto the mac the other day, a questions mark appeared, upon logon all of my system preferences had disapeared, including Itunes, mail etc along with a number of icons. The machine did do several updates and the icons re appeared, but the Itunes and mail are still missing.

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OS X :: Missing Desktop Screensaver In System Preferences?

Jan 27, 2008

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ICloud :: Icon Missing In System Preferences?

Mar 14, 2012

Just upgraded to Lion on my desktop machine (iMac) and laptop (MacBook Pro). iCloud is working fine between my laptop and mobile devices (iPhone and iPad), but not with my desktop iMac. This is most obvious with iCal, which still tries to sync with MobileMe (even though the account info says its been upgraded to iCloud. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X :: Missing Account Setting Icon In System Preferences?

Oct 7, 2010

My account setting icon is missing in system preferences. Can anyone provide me with advice on how to fix this problem. Also, whenever I start the computer it makes me log on now.

My macbook pro is an OSX 10.5.8, purchased in January 2009.

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Mac Pro :: Line Out / In Options In System Sound Preferences Are Missing

Sep 5, 2014

My 2008 Mac Pro recently stopped producing any sound.

The startup chime is silent. No sound comes from the speakers at all and the line out/in options in system sound preferences are missing, although it still lists my Logitech webcam microphone and the volume meter for it responds to sound changes.

Could the sound chip on the logic board have stopped working?

Could it be a virus or a software conflict? I haven't updated the system recently or installed new software, but Skype has been acting erratically and has crashed a few times.

The missing line in/out devices in the sound preferences seems like it might be a hardware problem.

I have tried all of the normal things like checking cables and resetting pram but no change.

I have the same condition whether I boot into my primary drive or into the clone (made before the sound stopped working) on a separate drive or into Windows through Bootcamp.

If the logic board integrated sound is broken, can I add a sound card to take over the audio for everything (startup chime, audio from software and audiovisual sources, Skype, etc.)?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight System Preferences Pane Icons Missing?

Mar 8, 2012

I've cleared the preference file and system prefs/spotlight caches with no luck. Repaired permissions.  It seems the Music icon is holding up the others. If I re-arrange them they break only after "Music." This is in the console after opening the preference pane: 

3/8/12 1:18:15.593 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music
3/8/12 1:18:15.594 PM System Preferences: Rebuilding icon cache.
3/8/12 1:18:15.773 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music 

and earlier, 

3/8/12 12:33:33.922 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Applications
3/8/12 12:33:33.922 PM System Preferences: Rebuilding icon cache.
3/8/12 12:33:34.111 PM System Preferences: Missing icon for Music 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.4 - Padlock Security Icon Does Not Appear

Aug 19, 2014

Ever since I upgraded to OS X 10.9.4, I do not see the padlock security icon on the screen when I am going to purchase something. Am I missing something very obvious or is there a way to make sure that the icon is visible?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Get App Store, Time Machine And System Preferences Back

Apr 28, 2012

Somehow I completely deleted my app store, time machine and system preferences.  I have read that updates should fill in those missing.  It hasn't worked for system preferences.  For the app store and time machine they only say unexpected quit.  How do I get these working properly again?

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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ICloud On Mac :: Unable To Sign In Via System Preferences - No Access To App Store

Jun 5, 2014

I have a Macbook Air 13'' running OS X 10.9.3.

When i try to sign into icloud via system preferences i get the msg "Unable to sign in because of a problem communicating with icloud".

I am unable to access app store too.

Info:
MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: System Preferences Hanging When Trying To Delete User

Sep 4, 2014

New MacBook Pro.  Created test user account for apple to debug a problem. Problem fixed, I tried to delete account, but it just hangs sating deleting account. Trying to quit fails saying System Preferences is busy.  

Can force quit, but account is still there.  

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9 System Preferences - Energy Saver UPS Configuration

Aug 23, 2014

There used to be an option for a UPS configuration under System Preferences - Engery Saver for previous versions of OS X.  Can this feature still be accessed for OS X 10.9, and if so, how and where?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 2.8 GHz i5; 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

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OS X Mavericks :: Cannot Remove Account From System Preferences - Internet Accounts

Jun 2, 2014

I had an Exchange account that I had been using for years. Recently, I switched jobs, and therefore the Exchange account was discontinued (i.e. my user was deleted from the server, emails bounce). BUT I cannot remove this obsolete account from my System Preferences > Internet Accounts. It drives me crazy. Whenever I hit the "-" minus button, the account disappears, but whenever I open Internet Accounts again, it's right back in its place. Apple Mail keeps complaining that it "cannot connect to the server", but won't let me delete the account. 

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OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Cannot Change Option Of Scroll Bar In General System Preferences

Sep 4, 2014

I don't know why but, I cannot change the option of scroll bar in General, System Preferences. Every time I turned it to "Automatically based on mouse or trackpad", it always changes back to "Always" the next time I launch the System Preferences. 

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: System Preferences Hung On Deleting User Account

Aug 22, 2014

I'm wanting to delete a user (non-administrator) account and it has been "... removing user account and directory" for the last 12 hours. I also cannot restart the system because of this message. OS X 10.9.4

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac System Preferences Will Not Recognize HP LaserJet 2600n

Sep 8, 2014

I am using a mid 2011 iMac 21 inch running Mavericks 10.9.4. Processor is Intel Core i5. Memory is 4GB 1333MHz DDR3. I have had a HP Color LaserJet 2600n connected since I bought the iMac new in November 2011. The printer continued to work after I upgraded from Lion. Thinking that the printer was not working I recently deleted the drivers. It simply turned out that its USB cable had become disconnected. I have since tried to reinstal it through Printer and Scanner Preferences but the iMac does not recognize it. The HP driver download page offers drivers for Lion but not for Mavericks, even though a (different) HP summary page of available drivers claims that that 2600n is supported by Mavericks.

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Unable To Access Safari Preferences Within New Operating System?

Aug 26, 2014

Recently completed the Maverick operating system update.  Still getting used to new additions, however I did notice I'm unable to access the Safari preferences section.   

I know normally, you would follow the drop down menu and click into the safari preferences.  Unfortunately now the words in the drop down menu are a lighter grey and unable to click into he section.

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore System Preferences For Keyboard Text Replacements From Time Machine

Jun 27, 2014

I have a macbook with OSX 10.9.3 . 

The system preferences tab for Text Replacements in the Keyboard section is blank . 

How do i recover these from Time Machine ? I cannot see any appropriate flle name

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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, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Where Are The Preferences In System Preferences Located

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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ICloud :: Its Missing In Preferences?

Mar 22, 2012

Icloud is missing in my preferences (intead i only find mobileMe wich i do not want to use anymore. I just upgraded the system (it's now 10.6.8) and nothing changed.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: OSX 10.7.3 Lion Preferences Missing CPU?

Apr 3, 2012

I recently noticed that my mac book pro, 17" display, with Dual 2.66 Ghz i7 processors is running slower than usual. I ran disk utility and onyx and everything is fine. When I run apps in general things seem ok except for Safari, which crawls at times and I get a lot of spinning beach balls. Seemlingly a very common problem lately. In trying to locate the source of the problem, I went to my preferences to see what OSX thought of my system. Low and behold, it thinks that I only have one CPU!!! The OS thinks I have 1 CPU where the apps know that I have 2 CPUs. When I am running apps that display the CPUs, (i.e. Activity Monitor, video apps, disk burning apps, etc) they all show 4 cores as expected. why the system would be incorrectly displaying only one i7 CPU? This has happened in recent weeks. The last time I looked (weeks ago) it correctly showed 2 i7 CPUs. I have reboted my machine several times already, so that's not it.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Dual 2.66 Ghz i7 processors

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ICloud :: Missing In Preferences On Laptop?

Apr 20, 2012

I am trying to get all my devices working together on the cloud and syncing when plugged to eachother. I schedule a meeting in iCal and it doesn't go over to the other devices. In addition, when I try to go to apple and set up the cloud, it tells me to go to the Apple Preferences and select the iCloud icon. I don't have one on my laptop.

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), it's shiny?

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Mac Pro :: Brightness Slider In Display Preferences Missing

Nov 19, 2009

I have just realised that the Brightness slider in Display Prefs on my Mac Pro is missing. Running SL 10.6.2 with an Apple 24inch ACD connected.

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MacBook Pro :: Desktop & Screensaver Preferences Missing

Mar 3, 2012

I bought my MacBook Pro in 2009. My desktop and screensaver preferences were working and then all of a sudden disappeared (after a year or so).I've read a lot about re-installing Mac OS X and a lot of other tricks. Can someone tell me which one is the most reliable and least risky? I'm not very tech-savy and worried that somehow some of my other applications or options will disappear.

Until now I have been changing my desktop pictures using iPhoto or by right-clicking on a picture in the internet.

Info:MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Unable To Make Any Changes On System Preferences / Put Parental Control On System

Mar 29, 2010

could not be sure whether the Admin user - password reset with the CD would be the solution to my question as suggested in previous threads I searched - and have no idea where my start up install CD is

So my question-

I was trying to put parental control to ask for password when my computer starts up. I did something I guess and messed up the info.

I can log in with my own account when I restart my apple - which says now it is a standard account (must have messed that up)- but can not make any changes on system preferences or anything else that requires login and password. It requires Admin info. My own login that I use now used to be my admin so do not have any other info set.

now on system pref - accounts - an account titled "test" seems to be admin but can not even access that and reverse myself to be the admin since I can not unlock system pref. Or cant click on "Login Options" for the same reason.

There are no other users on this computer than me.

What do I need to do to make myself admin again?

Hope this was somewhat a clear question

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Sharing System Preferences Freezes Entire System

Jul 3, 2012

I recently took the plunge and installed Lion after being content with Snow Leopard....well now I have quite a few issues. When I open system preferences for some reason it automatically opens to Network...why I'm not sure. When I click show all, then click sharing, I can't make any changes in the Sharing preferences without my entire system locking up. I can't force quit or anything. I can still use the mouse but all I have is the rainbow wheel!

I have searched and searched and haven't been able to fix it. I have tried booting into the Guest account and the same problem happens there. I have trashed all the plist files everyone says to try. I have tried repairing permissions etc. I feel like I have tried everything. Is there anything else that I can do without have to do a clean re-install. I'm hearing if I do this that I won't be able to migrate my files from by backups due to permission problems?

I also took a look at my system log and it is full of this!
Jul 3 22:24:26 jessica-imac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.Kerberos.digest-service[1307]): Exited with code: 1
Jul 3 22:24:26 jessica-imac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.Kerberos.digest-service): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds .....

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Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Internal Speakers Missing In Sound Preferences

Aug 23, 2014

MBP 1 - 13" Mid 2012 MBP 2.5Ghz/i5/HD4000 (No internal speakers listed). 

1. Reset SMC - No change.

2. Reset NVRAM - No change.

3. Apple Hardware Test - No problems found.

4. The same machine when booted in Windows (via Bootcamp/CSM-BIOS) plays perfectly and shows Cirrus Logic devices and the HDA devices. This should eliminate hardware issues.

5. I have checked for the Optical Audio microswitch being stuck, but that does not seem to be the case.

6. This was used with Apple Headphones which also have the microphone built-in [URL] ....

IORegistryExplorer shows 

Comparing it to another 13" Mid 2012 MBP which has working sound. 

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ITunes For Mac :: Books Category Missing In Preferences Toolbar

Nov 30, 2014

I've just acquired a new MacBook Pro with all the trimmings, and I've been importing my iTunes library from my old Windows PC, for the most part successfully. 

The one missing piece is that iTunes for Mac does not have a Books icon in the ULH corner toolbar, and when I go into Preferences there's no category "Books" for me to check. 

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MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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