Can't find the Display tab in System Preferences

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by pantoja4444, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. pantoja4444 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    I have a Mac Mini 10.5.8, every time I plug it into my monitor or restart the computer the screen displays different settings. Sometimes it's too big for the screen and sometimes its very bright and washed out. When I go to System Preferences to change the display settings there is no display options icon. I have another Mac Mini that shows the display icon under Hardware in System Preferences. I'm not sure if I somehow deleted the option or if its called something else on this version of Mac Mini but I've tried every setting that made sense and the screen is still different every time. Please help!
  2. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Should be on the second line (Hardware) second icon from the left. I doubt you could have deleted it.

    Just realized your on 10.5 so it should be second line third from the left.
  3. pantoja4444 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    Yeah I have no idea why but it isn't there, is there any way to reinstall something like that? I tried reinstalling OS X 10.5.8 but it's still not there.
  4. Stan Mikulenka, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011

    Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi pantoja,
    the 'Displays.prefPane' is stored in: HD/System/Library/PreferencePanes.
    You could've lost it by mistake. You'll have to re-install your OS.
    Here is where it should be:
    (To add: if you've another Mac, you can copy this & place it in there without reinstalling the OS.)

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