About half an hour ago I was just working on some web pages, had Firefox, BBEdit, Transmit, Adium, and a few other apps open (Mail and Newsfire). Adium crashed (not exactly a rare occurance ) I reopened it, but immediately noticed the fonts in the messsages were huge. I went into Adium's preferences and reset the font size, but then noticed the scrollbars had the buttons together at the bottom - but I'd set this in Appearence prefs to show them at the top and bottom. Upon launching system prefs, I got around 5 messages with things like "There have been new settings set for Ink - do you want to apply them?" (something like that ). Nearly everything had been reset as I explored - my desktop background (although it hadn't 'refreshed'), and it wasn't seeing my iPhoto albums. Getting nervous and reaching for my backup DVDs, I rebooted - and after logging on, everything was absolutely fine and as I left it So I'm confused now. Has anyone had something like this happen before? My theory is that the daemon that interprets the XML plist files (is there such a thing?) had somehow crashed.