1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 10:29 AM by BDAqua
pjandcj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The desktop background pic and color I set does not stay.  It lasts for a bit then reverts back to the old settings.  Same with the screen saver.  How can I get this to change permanently?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,865 points)

    Hello, here's directions for an older OSX version, not on 10.7 to see if locations of the files have changed...

     

    Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup),  use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, move these files to the Desktop if they exist. Will require resetting some options.

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.<12digitHex Number>.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.slideshow.< 12digitHexNumber>.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktopscreensaver.rsspictures .plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.preference.desktopscreeneffect .plist

     

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

     

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

     

    Then reboot once more.

     

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

     

    Oh, are other things remaining after a reboot, like Dock Settings & Bookmarks?