1st Problem - Wallpaper reverts to original on restart

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Robster3, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Cant change desktop backround on mbpr 15", can change it but when i re start it it goes back to the original. Any ideas?

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I haven't read them all, but you may find some useful information in one of the several threads that have been posted on this problem, such as these:

    wallpaper changes to default after restart
    Wallpaper wont stay, reverts back
    MacBook Pro Retina changes wallpaper back to a apple default one at start up.
    rMBP reverting to old wallpaper most times I reboot.
    Wallpaper keeps going back to default after reboot
     
  3. Satori macrumors 6502a

    Satori

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    #3
    You could try deleting the desktop plist:

    Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

    and then restart.
     
  4. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    can't find that don't have the apple.desktop.plist
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The path is /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

    Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion and ML. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion and ML:
    • Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library
    • Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.
    • Make it permanently visible in Finder by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
      chflags nohidden ~/Library​
    • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
     
  6. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks had read a few now all and nothing. Is this happening to everyone or just the unlucky? Doesnt do it on my iMac.

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    Thanks your a genius, spent a hour reading posts and i got that i need to delete the com.apple.desktop.plist. But couldn't find it. I will save that link and read it later when i recover lol.
     
  7. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Have you followed GGCStudio's instructions? It will more than likely fix your problem.

    1. Open Terminal app
    2. Copy and paste this:

    3. Type in your account password when it asks for password
    4. Restart your Mac
    5. Set your wallpaper

    Edit: Ah, you've just fixed it.
     
  8. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    This happened to me after I updated from lion to ML. The only thing that fixed it for me was a clean ML install. I have the rmbp.
     
  9. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I have this issue also on my personal MBP (my work-issued MBP doesn't do this). Frankly, I don't reboot often so it doesn't bug me THAT much.
     
  10. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    10.8.3 has a habit of causing this issue - no idea why :s
     

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