OS X Mavericks :: When Switching Users / Desktop Background Resizes And Dock Doesn't Load

Jun 2, 2014

when I switch users on my mid 2007 iMac (with Mavericks 10.9.3), the background pictures resizes and the dock doesnt load. I've noted also that switching applications via command+tab doesn't show the icons of the applications, and when accessing "Notifications", it doesnt draw correctly on the screen (the area of the notifications center appears on the right of the screen, but an extension of the notifications is also drawn under hte desktops icons).

iMac 2.0

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Background Picture Disappears When Switching Users?

Jun 22, 2012

I have two users setup on my late 2011 15" MBP with OSX 10.7.4.  Occaissionaly when I utilitze Fast User Switching and switch to another user, the background picture will disappear and revert to the default blue background.  I do not know what causes it or triggers it.  So far I've fixed it by resetting the background back to the desired picture.

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OS X Mavericks :: Switching USB Scanner Between Users On Same Machine

Aug 24, 2014

I have a neat scanner connected to my mac via USB.  My wife and I both use the scanner and have separate accounts on the same machine. The issue is that the scanner gets "connected" to either one user or the other.  Let's say the scanner is working fine for user A.  User B can't use the scanner properly.  It seems like first come first serve.  When user B pushes the scan button on the device and user B is the active account on OSX.  User A's account still gets the popup window responding to the scan request. I guess I am looking for a terminal command, or some procedure, so that user B can come in and gain access to the scanner without logging out user A. 

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Dec 8, 2014

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Apr 16, 2012

I have an annoying problem with application switching since I have upgraded to Mac OS Lion from Snow Leopard.Now switching between applications doesn't work as good as it was in Snow Leopard.

Right now I have Finder and Xcode opened. Xcode is assigned to only one specific Desktop and Finder is assigned to None. And when I am in Xcode for example and use Cmd-Tab to switch to Finder, it deactivates my current window, but doesn't move to the space with Finder or makes Finder active. Then, I press Cmd-Tab again, and it makes Finder active (My top panel controls show Finder now) but I still stay in the space with Xcode. And further switching doesn't do anything. So I then need to manually to click on the Finder icon in the Dock. And the same is vice versa when switching from Finder to Xcode. 

If I switch by clicking the Finder Dock icon it then works in two steps: first time it deactivates current window, and after second click it moves to Finder Desktop and makes Finder active. 

Another issue is with Safari when I am in Fullscreen mode and have also Activity window opened. If I am in Finder and switch with Cmd-Tab to Safari, it just shows me the Activity window in the same Desktop no matter how many times I Cmd-Tab. To switch to Main Safari window I need to click on the Dock icon.If I switch only by clicking the Dock icon, then I again need to click it twice. 

Option for moving to space with selected application in Preference Pane is switched on and Automatically rearrangement of last used applications as well. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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Aug 29, 2014

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Jun 11, 2010

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Sep 13, 2009

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OS X Mavericks :: Safari Doesn't Load Anything

Dec 10, 2014

I am having following problems on my Mavericks 

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2) Mac app store doesn't load properly. Not able to install any app or games, always get error " we could not compete your purchase" " Todoist : To Do list l Task List failed to download .....Use the purchase page to try again"

3) I even tried to download and install Yosemite but failed with error " OS X Yosemite Failed to download ...Use the purchase page to try again" 

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OS X Mavericks :: Why Doesn't Remote Desktop Work On 10.9.3

Jun 17, 2014

I'm trying to connect to a small (10) local network of imacs all running Mavericks 10.9.3. I'm using Remote Desktop over Bonjour and also trying to share an iTunes library using Home sharing. None of the computers will respond. I get an error (-3170) on the target computers for the home sharing and RD tells me they're all sleeping when I can see perfectly well that they are awake and logged in. They all have RD client 3.7.1 installed but the response I get from RD when I try to wake them is 'this is not supported on these computers'. 

This system worked wonderfully well under 10.6.8 and now it's completely screwed with Mavericks. as all the computers respond readily via the 'Go/connect to server/browse/connect method'. They are obviously all connected it's just this new OS just doesn't work.

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Feb 25, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 24, 2012

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May 9, 2012

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Feb 20, 2009

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Feb 12, 2012

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Sep 25, 2009

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I spent hours installing software, including Finale 2010, getting the MIDI set up just right, which can be a tedious process. The problem is, when a student signs on to any of the computers, finale doesn't show up in the dock, and the MIDI settings need to be setup. Once the studnet sets themselves up correctly on one computer, the settings only apply there. Should they end up on a different computer the next day, they need to do it all over again!

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Nov 16, 2009

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Jul 15, 2006

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Apr 15, 2008

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Dec 25, 2010

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Jul 20, 2009

I just set my background to rotate between the pictures in a folder and every time I restart the computer, I am stuck with a generic blue background (not in my pictures folder, mind you!).

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Sep 7, 2009

Whenever I try to right click on the desktop and click "change desktop background" it just plays the error sound. And theres no longer an option for it in system preferences. The only way I can change it is if I select an image from the internet, and right click on it, and select "set as.."

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Jan 31, 2010

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