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Dr. John 97 Calculating status...
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Aug 24, 2013 2:20 AM

The desktop & screen saver in system preferences has locked up. What's the fix?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Keynote Program
  • kaz-k Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 2:41 AM (in response to Dr. John 97)

    System Preferences stop responding after viewing Desktop & Screen Saver pane.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4407

    Or Finder Go menu ->> Goto Folder... "~/Library and delete "Preferences/com.apple.screensaver.plist"

  • kaz-k Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 3:11 AM (in response to Dr. John 97)

    did you try NVRAM resetting?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379?viewlocale=en_US

    as well as Repair disk permission with Disk Utility?

  • kaz-k Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 4:17 AM (in response to Dr. John 97)

    Or delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,815 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Dr. John 97)

    First follow the instructions in this support article.

    If the iPhoto library is the source of your desktop pictures, it may need to be rebuilt, or you may need to update the iPhoto application to the latest version.

    Otherwise, continue as below.

    Back up all data.

       

    In the Finder, hold down the option key and select

      

    Go Library

      

    from the menu bar. From the Library folder, delete the following item, if it exists: 

     

    • Caches/com.apple.systempreferences

     

    and move the following item to the Desktop:

     

    • Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    Launch System Preferences and test. If you still have the issue, put the item on the Desktop back where it came from and post again. Otherwise, delete the item.

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