Folder Window Background Colour changes by itself

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Crispy Duck, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Crispy Duck macrumors regular

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    Hello,
    First post - have searched everywhere for an answer to my (minor but irritating) problem.

    I have recently used the Migration assistant to migrate to two 24" iMacs (work and home).
    On both my new computers - when I pick a different background colour for a folder (using 'This Window Only') - when I close the folder and open it again the colour has randomly changed to an insanely bright different colour and won't stay as the colour i picked. (i.e. choose pale orange, when the folder is closed and opened, the background is now bright shocking red –*and stays that colour).

    I've tried deleting finder prefs (and any colour related pref I could find) and repairing permissions... neither having any effect.

    I thought it might just be my home Mac, but now I've migrated on my work Mac as well, it seems there might be a conflict with a preferece file, but I don't know which one?!) Can anyone shed any light? :confused:
     
  2. Crispy Duck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would resetting the PRAM have any effect on this?
     
  3. earthling0 macrumors newbie

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    go to ths thread for more

    "OSX forgetting folder background color.."

    but i repeat my reply here........

    i prefer to use a window when working with my 'desktop' files and also like to change the background colour for easy recognition.

    i contacted apple about this one - only seems to be a 10.4.8 problem. the problem was the same on a g5 and a macbook pro. this was the first time that apple australia had heard about it. the rep took a full report and their reply was 'you may not hear back from us, and you may see the problem miraculously disappear - it did??

    does this mean apple has access to my computers??
     
  4. Crispy Duck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well at least I'm not the only person with this... I searched everywhere and nothing was coming up.

    Thanks for the info. Hopefully it will be fixed with 10.4.9. (fingers crossed).
     

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