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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by 7on, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    #1
    Ok so in the Desktop preferences, setting the Change Picture every 5 seconds will freeze OSX. Actually more specifically the Dock.app (which was sucking up 85% of the CPU). Any work arounds?
     

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  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    #2
    have the same problem. i am using a pb with pb display and a crt. still happens.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    #3
    It definitely slows things down a bit and it makes my hard drive spin funny... but it definitely doesn't crash anything :confused:

    reality
     
  4. DanMacTR macrumors newbie

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    #4
    On the couple of occasions that that has happened to me a simple permissions repair with Cocktail has solved the problem.
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

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    #5
    Try deleting some preference files in your home directory's Library:

    com.apple.desktop.plist

    and perhaps:

    com.apple.systempreferences.plist
    com.apple.dock.plist

    And I was also thinking, have you tried a different folder, like one of the Apple supplied folders of backgrounds? There might be an issue with one of the custom images you're trying to use.
     
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    #6
    thanks i'll give those a try later
     

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