Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to ddavelarsen)
I doubt if the preference file delete will help, but you find it in Finder>Go (hold down the option key)>library.
I suggest you reset the PRAM and SMC before you delete the preference file and restart.
BarryiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Thanks Barry. When I held down Option and clicked on Finder I got a "Go to Folder" option. When I typed "library" I got the message "The folder can't be found."
Also, what are PRAM and SMC and how would I go about reseting them?
Sorry, I'm totally ignorant, just flailing around in the dark here... Appreciate any help.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to ddavelarsen)
In the Finder, click on "go" in the menu bar WHILE holding the option key down. Library will appear.
PRAM=Parameter random access memory - reset like this:
SMC=System management controller - reset like this:
P.S. Nothing wrong with asking questionsiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 3:12 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Barry, thanks. I won't even tell you what a freakin dumb-a$$ moment I had with Finder Got it though and apparently com.apple.bluetoot.plist isn't part of 10.7. Couldn't find it anyway. And no worries; I also just worked through the PRAM restart and the opening pieces of the SRC restart. I figure I'll just wait to see if my mouse acts up in the next couple of days. If it does, more digging. I love that thing - I want it all the time! There is a solution; maybe I've already found it.
Thanks for your help and your patience.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2013 6:19 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Barry, just an update. My mouse problem seems to have abated. It's been connected for two days now after running through the PRAM restart and the initial SRC process. If it starts bugging out on me again I'll refer to this thread to run through the processes again and maybe take SRC further. But for now - excellent. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Well, here we go again. My mouse stayed connected, mostly, for a couple weeks. Then today it started again with losing its connection and I've gone through all the processes suggested, including reseting SRC completely. And Immediately after the machine restared the mouse lost its connection. Every time.
I'm fed up. I'll go try to find a decent wired mouse to use on my machine, and then this is the last Apple computer I'll buy. I ended up buying a wired keyboard too, because the add-on numeric keypad I bought wouldn't stay connected either. How hard can bluetooth really be? Shouldn't these products function reliably?
In times past, Apple products "just worked." I used to tell everyone to 'switch' because Apple computers were reliable. Well, they're not anymore. I'm done. When this machine finally dies I'm going to an alternate OS and run something that really does 'just work.' Even if it takes more hand holding, it'll be worth it not to have stupid hassles like this.
Barry, I really do appreciate your help and patience. You've been the single ray of sunshine in this whole debacle.