desktop background folders can't be changed

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cptpower, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. cptpower macrumors regular

    cptpower

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    #1
    I've got a bit of a strange one here. I don't know if this is Leopard-related or not, but here's my problem.

    When I go to change my desktop background, I'm given the option to pull pictures from various folders. These folders *used* to include a folder that contained a bunch of pictures I downloaded from Astronomy Picture of the Day. Now, that folder is no longer there, and instead I get what you see in the attachment; 2 aperture projects folders (one cannot be opened).

    And on top of that, if I try to add my backgrounds folder manually again, it says it is already part of the source picture list; and the option for me to remove folders from that list is greyed out (the minus sign; can't click it).

    Anyone have any thoughts at all???
     

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  2. cptpower thread starter macrumors regular

    cptpower

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    Calgary, AB
    #2
    Never mind; figured it out.

    Seems that Aperture was the culprit here. I had a demo of it installed, and for whatever reason it started hijacking that change desktop screen.

    Uninstalled the demo & removed the Aperture Library from my User/Pictures folder, and all is well again.
     
  3. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    Nagoya, Japan
    #3
    I'm having this problem too, ever since upgrading to 10.5.1. It's really annoying.
     

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