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3282 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2010 10:03 PM by TeenTitan
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2010 7:43 PM (in response to iacetennis45)try coping a picture to the desktop and then right click (or hold control while clicking) a menu will pop up chose, set desktop picture.
ir you lucky it will fix your issue with system preference desktop & screen saver crash and set your desktop picture.
if it doesn't fix your issue you could try pulling your preference file from ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist
if it still crashes you could try pulling
~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.(really long random stream of letters and numbers).plist
if it's still crashing you can try removing 3rd party screen savers from:
if your still having trouble you try removing any 3rd party screen savers from:
/Library/Preferences/Screen Savers/Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2010 8:01 PM (in response to TeenTitan)the desktop file pull worked. thanks!MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2010 8:08 PM (in response to iacetennis45)I am having the same problem. I have lost the ability to select photos from iPhoto in the Desktop Preference Pane. iPhoto is listed, but greyed out. I can't find a file called desktop.plist. It is not in my main library, or in my user library.
Anything else I can try?
Thanks.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2010 9:58 PM (in response to iacetennis45)iacetennis45 i'm glad your up and running again.Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2010 10:03 PM (in response to sbarkley)Hi sbarkley ,
it would probable be a better idea to start a new thread with your question.
Your issue sound more like there is some thing wrong with iPhoto then System Preferences Desktop Picture.
Make sure your software is up to date. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1338
if your still having issues try rebuilding iphoto library. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2638Mac OS X (10.6.3)