9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2006 9:14 AM by Jose Arroyo2
AZSteve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I click on the Themes button in iMovie HD 6, the drop down menu lists "No themes found." In the Theme Elements window below that menu, there are two squares with "Theme" under them that do nothing when clicked on. What's going on, and how to I install the themes?

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Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4   Mac OS X (10.4.4)   1.75 GB DDR SDRAM
  • 1. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Tim Hughes Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    I'm having the exact same problem. I have checked and the themes are in the Application Support folder for iMovie.

    Anyone?

    Tim

    iMac 20" G5 Core Duo 1Gb RAM, G4 Powerbook 15in, 60Gb iPod Video   Mac OS X (10.4.4)  
  • 2. Re: "No Themes Found"
    David Rice Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)
    Tried trashing the prefs?
  • 3. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Tim Hughes Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Hi David

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Just tried trashing all iMovie prefs that I found with a spotlight search but to no avail.

    I'm always a bit wary of trashing the .plist files. Is there any damage that could be done by deleting the wrong one?

    Anyway, do you have any other ideas?

    Thanks again

    Tim


    iMac G4 Flat Panel, G4 Powerbook, 60Gb iPod Photo Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • 4. Re: "No Themes Found"
    buff boi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    HELP, the best feature of imovie and it doesent even work !

    fanks for the help but what does 'trash the prefs' mean.

    i have exactly the same problem with the two icons you described above. i just get 'no themes'.

    any ideas ???
    thanks
  • 5. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)
    your imovie prefs are held in your library's in a folder called preferences, there could be some in your main library and some in your user library, they will have a name like: com.apple.iMovie.plist.

    throwing these away will cause the application to generate a new set of prefs, which often eliminates problems that are occurring.

    if you throw your prefs away you will have to reset the way you have set up imovie, these are usually minor settings such as a default window size or which type of project the application makes by default.
  • 6. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Jose Arroyo2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm having the same exact problem. I have trashed preference files in both main library and user's library. When I reinstall ilife'06, I notice that the themes folders appears in the Application Support Folder under the main Library, not the User one. Tried duplicating the themes folder and placing it in the Application Support Folder uder the User Library as well as having a folder in each to no avail.
    Is there anyone with a solution? All the other postings found show other people having the same problem, but no solution.
    Thanks

    Powerbook G4 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.4)   1 GB RAM
  • 7. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Jose Arroyo2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Well I guess this was a waste of my time, expecting to find a solution. So much for usefullness

       
  • 8. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Tim Hughes Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Jose

    I finally cracked it!

    The way I managed to get it working was to do a spotlight search for iMovie, trash everything related to the program then reinstall.

    You could give that a try - good luck.

    Tim

    iMac Intel Core Duo 20", G4 Powerbook 15" Aluminium, 60Gb iPod Video   Mac OS X (10.4.4)   1Gb RAM
  • 9. Re: "No Themes Found"
    Jose Arroyo2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank You, Tim! It worked!!!! I can't figure out what I had left out deleting the last couple of times, but the greatest thing is that it now works.
    Thanks for bringing my enthusiasm back