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kip51035 Calculating status...
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Dec 22, 2012 12:12 PM

I have two question marks on the task bar and a Majong Ivory button that cannot be removed. also where did the list of games go that could be accessed from the home page.

 

Kip

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to kip51035)

    Hi kip,

     

    Might be the immutable Dock setting, try this in Terminal then kill/force quit the Dock...

     

    defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool false

     

    No idea on the list of games, were they n Apple?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to kip51035)

    Terminal is in Applications, or maybe Applications>Utilities, double click on that And you'll get a window much like the ild DOS, with a prompt, copy that line, paste it in the Terminal window, hit enter...

    TerminalWindow.gif

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to kip51035)

    Then just restart after doing that command.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to kip51035)

    This is the Leopad/10.5.0 to 10.5.8 forum.

     

    Might Try this...

     

    Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.

     

    Then move these files to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

     

    Reboot & test.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to kip51035)

    Hmmm, did the login window say Safe Boot in red at the top?

     

    Does Right click on the icon give the option to Remove from Dock? Does that not work also?

    I'm guessing you didn't move those plist files & reboot?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:05 PM (in response to kip51035)

    You don't actually have to find Disk Utility, but it should be in Applications>Utilities folder.

     

    Worried that we haven't Safe Booted yet.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to kip51035)

    Do you have the 10.5.x Install Disc?

     

    You can use Disc Utility from that...

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

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