Every week or so, my screen saver stops working.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I have to delete .plist files..and it usually starts working right away. (com.apple.systempreferences.plist and com.apple.preference.desktopscreeneffect.plist) I've tried resetting the PRAM, etc.

    The problem gets fixed, only to return about a week later. It's so frustrating, my screen saver is always set to turn on after 3 minutes. Help would be great - thanks.
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
  3. msw123307 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    one of last years iMac's (running leopard with all the latest updates). its strange, it just kicked on a few minutes after i posted this. it hasnt been working this afternoon though. and im sure it will go out yet again soon. i had no programs open really other than firefox.

    i am deleting some .dmg files that i had and hadn't deleted yet. i dont think that would cause a problem..but it's really the only thing ive done since i posted so i thought i'd mention it.

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