OS X :: Won't Work With System Preferences / Can't Change Background

Jul 5, 2010

I'm currently running Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro (Unibody). I am having an issue with System Preferences crashing when I try to change the desktop background.

I have tried deleting the following .plist files:

com.apple.screensaver.<random number>.plist

I created another admin account and it works fine.

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MacBook Pro :: System Preferences Crashes Everytime When Change Desktop Background?

Jun 22, 2012

I oped system preferences and it crashes, I open activity monitor and force quit it and then open it again and it crashes.. what can i do? i got a mac book pro 2.4 ghz intel i5 10.7.4 4 b

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Feb 18, 2010

a few weeks back i tried to change my wallpaper and System preferences just hangs and Crashes and i get this error report:

Process: System Preferences [322]
Path: /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
Identifier: com.apple.systempreferences
Version: 7.0 (7.0)
Build Info: SystemPrefsApp-1750100~6
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [205]

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Sep 12, 2009

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Mac Mini :: Cannot Change Desktop Background

Dec 25, 2010

I've a mac mini, with two 24" Cinema Led displays. One display is connected directly to the mac mini (main screen) and one display is connected through a DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter from Athlona (secondary screen). Yesterday I rebooted the machine and since the reboot I cannot change my main screens desktop background. I tried every solution from several fora on the net, but did not succeed to change it. I only have a solid gray colored background. Normally, when you select a wallpaper, it instantly changes the background. Now it doesn't. You can see it change in the "Desktop & Screensaver" menu, but nothing happens in real. Changing the background of the secondary screen is no problem. When I restart the machine, you can see that the solid gray colored background goes away and the original chosen wallpaper appears, but then closes because I restarted the system. On start-up of the system, you can see the original chosen wallpaper again for a few seconds, while the machine starts applications to open at login, and then suddenly changes again into the solid gray colored background.

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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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