5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 2:02 PM by e.borri
Colin McClelland1 Level 2 (355 points)

An odd one - I've been using iWeb for years and something just happened tonight. I'm using one of the black/grey background templates in one of my websites and suddenly I noticed two white spots appear, tiny, like dead pixels. But when I deactivate iWeb as the live programme (click on some other application window) the spots disappear. Yet if I, for instance, grab the active iWeb window and move it about on screen, the white spots will appear on other open application windows, as if they're travelling across the screen with the iWeb window. The moment I let go, the white spots disappear. In other words, they will only appear if iWeb is the active programme being used. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Does this happen if you switch to another template?

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,522 points)

    Try this basic troubleshooting fix:


    1. delete the iWeb preference files, com.apple.iWeb.plist and com.apple.iWeb.plist.lockfile, that resides in your Home() /Library/Preferences folder.

    3. go to your Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iWeb folder and delete its contents.

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    5. launch iWeb and try again.


    NOTE:   In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.




  • Colin McClelland1 Level 2 (355 points)

    Thanks to you both. In answer to Roddy, I really haven't had time to try another template yet as I've been very busy but will have a look over the weekend. In answer to Old Toad, yes, I know about the invisible Library in Mountain Lion, and I'll have a go at your recommendations and see what happens. I know I'm just deleting preferences and caches, but I'm just confirming there's no risk of losing web content here? This is a client's website and he'd get VERY annoyed if anything went missing

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    There isn't much risk of losing the Domain.sites2 file but you really should have a backup on another drive and/or the server. Backing up to the server is a good option in case your home goes on fire!


    You don't need to go into Terminal and expose the Library folder unless you go there a lot. Just hold down the Option key when clicking the Finder/Go menu...



  • e.borri Level 1 (10 points)

    After having the same issue, the Old Toad's reply solved it!


    Many thanks!!! :-)