help restore demo-altered system prefs

macmesser

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I tried a system sound equalizer app called Boom. I noticed that internal speakers option for sound output was no longer available, even after uninstalling the demo. How do I get standard prefs back?
 

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You do need to uninstall Boom properly, and the Boom app has a built-in uninstaller.
Boom is one of those apps that don't respond to the normal "drag the app to the trash", but requires a more complete removal, even using a terminal command or two to get rid of everything.

I found quite a few different answers for uninstalling Boom, and Boom2.
Here's one that covers most all answers, I think.
http://superuser.com/questions/868637/how-can-i-delete-the-boom-application-output-device-from-my-system
 
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macmesser

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You do need to uninstall Boom properly, and the Boom app has a built-in uninstaller.
Boom is one of those apps that don't respond to the normal "drag the app to the trash", but requires a more complete removal, even using a terminal command or two to get rid of everything.

I found quite a few different answers for uninstalling Boom, and Boom2.
Here's one that covers most all answers, I think.
http://superuser.com/questions/868637/how-can-i-delete-the-boom-application-output-device-from-my-system
Thanks for the links. I did use the Boom uninstaller. Hopefully It didn't get rid of anything essential.
 

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Did you try the OTHER steps from that link? Particularly, the terminal commands, or to search to make sure the relevant files are removed (or not there)?
 
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macmesser

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Thanks for the links. I did use the Boom uninstaller. Hopefully It didn't get rid of anything essential.
Did you try the OTHER steps from that link? Particularly, the terminal commands, or to search to make sure the relevant files are removed (or not there)?
I'm not a unix guy so I did not try the terminal commands. When I uninstalled and got a confirmation I assumed the app was gone, so I did not check to see if any parts were still there. Now I don't know how I would check, or how I would recognize Boom parts from system files. I also made a subconscious assumption that some system files also had been removed when I saw that my sound prefs were partially changed. Probably a good idea to reinstall and examine first. I would try to confirm or rule out both assumptions but am not sure exactly how so starting over should allow a more logical approach. I'll also check the manual for any notes on the installation.
 

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You don't really have to be a "Unix guy" to run the command from the globaldelight.
http://www.globaldelight.com/boom/download/installers/mavericks/uninstall-boom-device.html
Double-click the downloaded command.
Your Script Editor will open, showing the commands that will run.
Click the Run icon.
It will ask for you admin password.
The script runs.
And, that's it. It should fix you up.

Also, it's pretty simple to find the relevant files (if you still have problems)
You would look for any files that have "globaldelight" or "boom", or "Boom2"
Delete all such files, restart your Mac, and all should be good.
And, as a final touch, you can boot to your Recovery system, and reinstall the system. Any accidental changes to the "real" system files would be repaired/replaced with the good files from the installer. It won't affect your own files, or other apps that you might have added to your system.
 
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Did you try the OTHER steps from that link? Particularly, the terminal commands, or to search to make sure the relevant files are removed (or not there)?
Thanks again. Restarted and the option came back.
You don't really have to be a "Unix guy" to run the command from the globaldelight.
http://www.globaldelight.com/boom/download/installers/mavericks/uninstall-boom-device.html
Double-click the downloaded command.
Your Script Editor will open, showing the commands that will run.
Click the Run icon.
It will ask for you admin password.
The script runs.
And, that's it. It should fix you up.

Also, it's pretty simple to find the relevant files (if you still have problems)
You would look for any files that have "globaldelight" or "boom", or "Boom2"
Delete all such files, restart your Mac, and all should be good.
And, as a final touch, you can boot to your Recovery system, and reinstall the system. Any accidental changes to the "real" system files would be repaired/replaced with the good files from the installer. It won't affect your own files, or other apps that you might have added to your system.
Thanks for tips. If I see any other questionable behavior I will reinstall after doing disk maintenance, which is overdue. I have recently installed-uninstalled several demos.