Strange "hole" in my System Preferences pane

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Argelius, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    #1
    See image. I have no idea what caused the "Speech" icon to disappear and look this way... The icon still functions (i.e. brings up the Speech options).

    Any idea how to fix this? :confused:
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Close System Preferences then find a file named com.apple.preferencepanes.cache in the Caches folder on your Home folder's Library and drag it to the Trash, then reopen System Preferences. Hopefully this works. :)
     
  3. frenetic macrumors regular

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    Have you tried taking the speech Preference Pane out of HD/System/Library/PreferencePanes?

    1. Quit system preferences
    2. take the speech preference pane out it
    3. Open system preferences again and it should not be there
    4. quit system preferences again
    5. re-add the speech preference pane.

    Don't know if this works but you can always try...
     
  4. tombarnes macrumors 6502

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    This happened to me on my new imac core duo a couple of days after i bought it. But after a few shutdowns a re-boots it disappeared, and hasnt shown its face since. It's about 5 months now!
     
  5. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    Well, cool! That worked!
    Thanks!

    :D
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    What, you mean he doesn't need to reinstall OSX? ;)
     
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    That's weird, I saw the exact same thing (identical location and screwy icon) on my MPB right after setting it up. Went away on its own at some point, though I've forgotten what I did that fixed it (just rebooting a couple times, I think, or it might have been installing a new prefpane.

    Since it only seems to occurr on new Macs, I wonder if that cache file isn't getting screwed up durring the setup process or something.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #8

    No worries. :)



    If it happens again, throw the whole machine out, buy a new one, reinstall the OS and then go to your neighbour's house and reinstall their OS too, even if it's not OSX. Better safe than sorry. :p
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    To be on the safe side, repair his permissions, too. Doesn't even matter if he doesn't have a computer. Repair them anyway. :)
     
  10. r6girl Administrator/Editor

    r6girl

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    i love macrumors! i just had to reply to this thread because i had this exact problem with my new macbook, so i did a search to see if anyone had this problem as well and found the solution here. most excellent!
     

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