system prefs crashes when i try to change wallpaper...

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  1. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #1
    its the weirdest thing... everytime i try to change my desktop wallpaper on my tibook... system preferences crashes and it asks me if i want to send the bug report to apple... this happens both when i control click the desktop or go directly through system preferences... no other preferences [ie... dock, expose, appearence etc...] cause this crash... there are no peripherals plugged in nor external disks... ive tried rebooting a couple times as well as repairing permissions...

    anyone got any ideas??? thanks...
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    #2
    did you recently do an upgrade of panther?
    upgrade does mess up the system often..
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You're running 10.2.8 and you right-clicked (control-clicked) on the desktop to change the background, right?

    Well, at least, that's the problem I used to have.
     
  4. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    its been running panther since the day it was released... i dont know happened... it just crashes now...
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    #5
    Try deleting the preference file in your Library folder, inside your Home folder.
     
  6. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #6
    AWESOME!!!

    it works fine now... thank you so much!!!
     

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