Desktop usurped

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jourdan, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. jourdan macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys! First post! Ever!

    Anyway. I updated to 10.5.8 last night and booted up this morning to find it had overridden my desktop image with the default space pic. Fair enough. So I go and change it back, and it confirms that yes, the image has been changed to (original desktop picture).jpg. However I flick back to the desktop and no, it hasn't.

    Whats more is it's removed all desktop items. And won't give them back.

    It's probably something very simple I've forgotten about, but it is something quirky and annoying that I'm not used to from apple. Any ideas how to fix it?

    Cheers,
    Jourdan
     
  2. LTX macrumors regular

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    Do your desktop items show up if you view the actual Desktop folder in /Users/<yourusername>/Desktop/?
     
  3. jourdan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, everything is still there. I can access them fine... just not on the desktop. It feels almost as if there is a false desktop in the way or something, because OSX doesn't believe anything is wrong. It says I have a different desktop image and as far as I know, there isn't a 'hide desktop items' option.
     
  4. LTX macrumors regular

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    Try forcing a relaunch of Finder:

    Apple menu --> Force Quit Finder
     
  5. jourdan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well the desktop items are back. Thanks for that!

    Now to work out why its locked the image.
     

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