Desktop wallpaper keeps changing!?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EarlofCroydon, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. EarlofCroydon macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    Hey There,
    my iMac keeps reverting after i'd say 2-5 minutes to the original default
    Snow Leopard background. I used to run a theme which changed every 15 minutes but since turned it off now it won't have any of it.

    HELP!?!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What do you mean by "theme"?

    Have you checked System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop > Change picture every ... ?

    What exact Mac OS X version do you currently use?
     
  3. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    Hey There,

    By theme I mean a string of desktop backgrounds within a folder which rotate after a given amount of time
    I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.4 and yes i have checked the box is unticked!
    I did previously have it set up to change every 15 minutes but since turning that feature off it is just using the default Snow Leopard theme :S
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    :confused: I'm confused, what exactly is it that you want it to do?
     
  5. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    Whenever I change my desktop picture. It reverts after a couple of minutes to the default picture (star one) Any ideas??

    Thanks :)
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Which method are you using, System Preferences or Control-Clicking on the Desktop?
     
  7. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    I have tried both, to the same disappointing result :/
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    You mentioned theme in your OP, was this JUST images or was it some kind of program/add on type thing?
     
  9. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    No, no just images from either pre-loaded Apple folders or my own on iPhoto...
     
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Try moving this file to the Trash:

    Macintosh HD/Users/YourName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

    and then emptying the Trash, then restarting your iMac, after restart try setting your choice for a Desktop picture and see if it stays.
     
  11. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    Hey! It appears to have worked!
    Thanks so much for this it was a weird issue?!
    :apple::):apple:
     
  12. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I can't say that I've ever had it happen. Apparently the preferences had become borked, when you restarted and set your picture new preferences were created. Glad to hear that it worked.
     

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