5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 10:25 PM by BDAqua
SilverAge Level 1 (0 points)

I'm slowly migrating off my Power PC G4 933, but it's had an odd problem for a while now: no matter what folder I select in Preferences, the slide show shows my entire Pictures folder. It's not a disaster; it's just not working right. Anyone seen this before? Thanks,

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    First, 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






    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.

  • SilverAge Level 1 (0 points)

    I sure don't like the sound of "repair Hard Drive". I've used Disk Utility to check the Hard Drive many times, and it always is OK. Do I do those steps in that order? Safe Boot, Repair, move .plist files, reboot?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Do them in prder, but the Repir is automatic on safe boot, no worry.

  • SilverAge Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked painlessly. The required Preference resets were a minute's work!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Great news, thanks & good luck!