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Old Aug 30, 2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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The GLIMS fix for "no preferences menu"

In 10.6 Snow Leopard on Safari 4, the menu is there, you just can't see it. The text has no color. By sheer luck I was reaching down under my desk to grab something and looked up to see the GLIMS preference panel I had left open, then an outline of text.

It turns out that if you tilt your monitor back you can indeed see the GLIMS preference panel text outline enough to navigate and get it set up the way you want. Perhaps changing the contrast or something will help as well.

Either way, the menu is indeed there! Good luck.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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Holy crap, the man is right... That is just the weirdest bug ever. "Workaround: tilt screen"!?
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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This might just be one of the best finds of the year!! I LOVE GLIMS and was missing having it set up the way I like it. Good job man!
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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can't seem to find any preferences on my 10.6 safari 4. I installed the plug in now though, can that be it?
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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Thanks, this really helps. It's easier to read the faded text if you zoom in (control plus scroll or using the zoom function in the Accessibility panel in System Preferences.) At normal size I couldn't read some of the text.

Glims folks--a fix soon, please? : )
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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Install the beta version, works in 64-bit Safari.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 10:53 AM   #7
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Fix for problem

If you install Glims when Safari is closed you will get the proper Prefs Menu. Well it worked for me after I couldn't get the panel to appear no matter how weirdly I tilted my Macbook Pro! A proper install will tell you it has installed successfully. Took me 5 attempts until I worked this out.
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