Software :: System Preference Forgets Everything When I Restart

Oct 28, 2010

Ive read tons of threads about system prefs not remembering things and i am still yet to find something that fixes this problem. When i restart, or shut down and reboot, once i enter my password system prefs wont remember a single thing. not my default browser, not the size of my dock or my background. it takes all the songs out of my itunes and forgets all the passwords to my accounts online. it removes icons from my dock for example i added firefox to the computer and when i restart firefox is in the app folder but the icon wont stay on the dock. this is driving me insane. ive repaired permissions countless times.

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MacBook Air :: Forgets Display And Keyboard Settings After Restart

Jun 6, 2009

I have a rev. A MBA and it does two odd things. If I set the display to full brightness, then power down and back up, the display doesn't return to full brightness. I have to go into the display preferences pane and move the slider a fraction of an inch to return to full brightness. The "adjust brightness for ambient light" and "reduce brightness on this power source" are disabled, so that isn't it. Also, the MBA forgets the brightness setting for the keyboard when it is powered off and then on again. As best I can determine the keyboard brightness is set to a random level at power up. I've used MacBook Pros for years, so I don't think it's anything I'm doing.

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May 25, 2008

now hes asking me what to do to restore it back......

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Sep 27, 2010

I am using an imac OS 10.5.8 When I click on system preferences it just gives a little blink but wont open, doesn't load from the icon in applications either. All I can think is that one of my kids may have trashed it but it's doubtful. What could have happened? Do I need to re-install OS?

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Nov 27, 2010

When I try to click System Preference on the dock and this thing comes up "You can't open the application System Preferences because it may be damaged or incomplete." is there anyway I can fix it?

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Jan 27, 2010

I was going through my files and accidently clicked on ink because I was curious. Now I have an ink pane on my system preference. Can you please tell me how to remove it. Please also check out my video to see what I am talking about

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OS X :: Expose Makes My System Preference Not To Appear?

Jul 22, 2010

I have a Macbook, Mac OS X 10.5.8.I got it for long time, and I never use Expose because I dont really need to, but I was bored and I used it only for trying, so there was6 squares, 2 columns and 3 rows, I marked one for photoshop another for lightroom and another for system pref etc.but then I erased on column and a window pop up and said something and I did not read it, click ok and I closed (stupid) system preference window and so now gone, I can't make it appear for canceling Expos謠I tried what I looked up in internet using:Fn+f9 or fn+f10, the window is marked as if its open, If I minimze it, it appears in the dock, I tried moving down into the squares of expose and does not appear, I tried leaving the click button on the dock of system pref and wont appear and I tried to hide everything except system preference but still i can't see the window, i can not even change the time of any other thing from there.

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Apr 6, 2012

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Jun 11, 2012

I have an iMac running Lion. When I go into the system preferences, users and groups and try to unlock, the beach ball just spins until I force quit.


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Jun 19, 2012

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Mac Mini :: System Preference Won't Display

Jun 24, 2012

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Power Mac G5 :: System Preference Not Opening Panes

Nov 8, 2007

I've lost all my panes after clicking on System Preferences under the apple menu (and also 'open date & Time'). It flashes as though wanting to do something but no pane.

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Nov 7, 2008

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May 12, 2009

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Aug 28, 2009

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Mar 4, 2010

When I go to system prefs. and go into any submenu, the max/min/close buttons, as well as the search box, heck that entire bar just disappear. Its only when I hover over them do the individual items pop back into display, but the whole bar just doesn't restore itself. Like imagine the top bar on firefox, except its a white strip and the 3 buttons are rectangular blobs sticking out against the white. If that makes sense.

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Oct 12, 2009

here are the applications & utilities which i lost



DVD player






system preferences

time machine


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Feb 28, 2012

I moved from MobileMe to iCloud on 2/27/12. My MobileMe preferences displayed a message reading: "Finishing move to iCloud ..." Seven hours later it was still there and I was unable to quit system preferences. I force quit System Preferences and am not sure whether there is going to be a problem. Has anyone who experienced this hanging of MobileMe preferences when moving to iCloud found there to be a problem using iCloud after force quitting?

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Mar 17, 2012

Ok I want to lock certain system preference panes for my brother like, I dont want him to be able to use my computer on his account and change the wallpaper...I just want that one preference pane disabled. and I want to make it so when he opens a dis-abled application it doesnt have the option to always open or open once.

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Apr 24, 2012

I don't see the iCloud icon on the System Preference page

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May 9, 2012

Since installing Lion, the icons on my system preferences pane have all changed to the same icon as the system preferences app. i.e just the this may have happened and how I can revert back to the standard images please? The selections are all there, but all showing the same cog image.i have seen some previous discussions about removing panes cache but I dont have it in my Library.

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Nov 16, 2008

Something has happened in my Network preferences and I believe it happened while doing a Spotlight search. When I open the Network preference window, I get an almost instant error dialogue stating "Your Network settings have been changed by another application". As soon as I hit "OK" to dismiss the dialogue box, it comes right back. If I'm really quick, I can get back to the main preferences screen before the warning reappears. I've tried logging out, rebooting, trashing the Library --> Preferences --> apple.networkConfig.plist file (followed by a log-out) and nothing has made a difference.

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Dec 6, 2010

I'm trying to network a XP Pc to my iMac running Tiger. When I try to open network in system preference, it just opens an empty window. It's like I'm missing an app. I have tried to install it using my OSX install disk several times. This is what I get. my Apple Care expired 6 months ago. My OD plays CDs and DVDs.

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Sep 14, 2007

So I installed Adium and as part of the package it installed Growl. I've decided that I prefer not to use Adium so I dragged the application from my Applications folder to the Trash. My question is how do I remove Growl from my system? The icon is still showing up in System Preferences. This is one caveat I have over Windows. Apple should make an uninstaller to completely remove all necessary components.

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Jun 22, 2008

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Penryn) running Leopard. Every time I try and change my wallpaper in system preferences, it crashes and asks me if I'd like to report it to Apple. It eventually gave me the "would you like to reset settings and relaunch" dialogue. Still continuously crashes. I just want to change my damn wallpaper and this is annoying me to no end.

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OS X :: System Preference Window Crashes When Selecting A Screensaver?

Jan 20, 2009

When i try to select an standard Apple screen saver in my preference panel it crashes. I can select screen savers that i imported myself.Anyone got some ideas what might causing this?i got this crash report.

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OS X :: External Hard Drive Not Showing - System Preference

Mar 20, 2009

I have a Toshiba 160 GB USB external HDD (no power supply required) that I use simply as a backup for some Windows programs when I am using my virtual machine. It required a double USB cable and its icon showed on both the Windows and iMAC screen until a day or so ago. It is a functioning unit when I put it on a separate PC. I have not been able to correct the problem and in viewing some of the forum items I keep seeing suggestions to view the 'System Preferences --> general' - I do not see a 'general' nor any reference in the 'apple' that refers to hard drives (external or internal).

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MacBook :: Cannot Regulate Brightness (From System Preference Or Keyboard)

Apr 3, 2009

So Apple wanted to charge me $900 to change my broken LCD screen. I did the change myself for $86, a feat I am very proud of. Everything works great (the bezel's a bit loose and I did a little aesthetic damage to the hinge cover) but apart from that, the screen is 10x brighter than my old Rev B screen. The problem is this: I can't regulate brightness. Neither from in system preferences or from my keyboard. The monitor does, however, dim, and sleep. Is this a firmware issue? If so, how do I fix it? I would kinda' like to have control over screen brightness. After some use, this screen is really SUPER bright. I'd really like to get the brightness down to humane levels (it's shining out the back of the case where you normally don't see light).

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Oct 31, 2009

I am getting an error on my iMac (running SL) that says: "You entered an invalid MobileMe member name or password. Verify your MobileMe member name and password in MobileMe System Preferences." Now, the thing is, I don't not have (nor have I ever) had a MobileMe account. This error only starting popping up after upgrading to Snow Leopard. It only gives me the option of clicking OK and pops up about every half hour or so.

I've check the MobileMe preferences and there is nothing entered in the username or password slot. I called AppleCare and they were not really familiar with the error either but gave me two options. They asked me to
(1) Reset my keychain to defaults and if that didn't work then
(2) Delete the SystemPreferences.plist file. I have done both and the error message continues to pop up.

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