How can I change an applications preferences without opening it?

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  1. Connorspence macrumors newbie

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    Hello, in a moment of madness I set the speed of KiGB (a gameboy emulator) to somewhere nigh on a billion percent of the usual speed. Needless to say it wasn't very happy about it. Basically I need to be able to reach the preferences menu to turn the speed down but when I open the application it immediately stops responding. Despite my foolishness would anyone be able to help me?
    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe it has a .plist file in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences, and if it has, you can delete it.

    To search for files related to that application of yours, you could employ some of the steps shown below:
    Best way to FULLY DELETE a program[/QUOTE]
     
  3. Connorspence thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I've the .plist file. I've found a .plist file called info.plist but it won't let me move it to trash. Any idea how to get rid of it?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Info.plist is the wrong file. The file name will usually be of the form tld.companyname.productname.plist where tld is the top-level domain (com, net, org, us, etc.)
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks, never knew that, though I suspected some www relation. Hmm.
     
  6. jocdesmedt macrumors newbie

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    KiGB speed problem

    Hi, I've got the same problem you've had: I've put my speed settings way to high and the emulator froze. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that didn't help. The emulator still freezes when opened and I can't reach the preferences :(


    How did you fix the problem, I've searched for the .plist file but haven't found one yet related to KiGB.


    Plz Help me I wanna play rom games again! :D
     

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