Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 6:39 PM (in response to MMShannon)
You need to be certain the changes you make are recorded, which requires that the Preferences be shut.
If you already do that, perhaps there are problems with the preference file, such as bad permissions, that keep it from being written correctly., or perhaps it is damaged in some other way the confuses the system before it gets to the screen position information.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Thanks Grant. I'm not sure I understand your comment about making sure Preferences are shut. Are you referring to System -> Diaplays? Do you know which file contains the display preferences? Again, thanks for your comments!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to MMShannon)
Some users have developed a habit af setting
System Preferences > Displays ...
... and other preferences, and then just leaving the panes open and going on to another window. This makes the change now, but may not save those changes for the next Startup.
Flipping to a different Preferences or closing Preferences entirely will save them, provided the progam has access to the files.
There are displays preferences for the entire computer, for each User account, and there may be additional ones filed in a folder named ByHost, for special circumstances where one User account is shared across many machines.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Ah!!! I understand. I've double checked that I havent done it this way. Still exhibits the behavior. Ive seen another thread where Apple has confirmed this as an issue with the Displays...
I take it you dont have the same issue?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to MMShannon)
I am a big fan of of Extended Desktop, an elegant feature that has been in Mac OS since at least 1987, System 4.2 with MultiFinder. It works for all well-behaved Mac Applications without requiring programmers or users to do anything weird.
But at the moment I am using a single 30" cinema display for my daily work, so I am not seeing the problems you describe.
The larger single display makes it easy for me to increase most type sizes for my deteriorating vision. Cataract surgery is coming up soon.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers