I just need ONE thing. (Mac 10.5.8)

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  1. Rocket Slinger macrumors newbie

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    I've gone through internet hell and back just trying to get one file.

    Appearance.prefPane

    All I need is for somebody who is running a 10.5.8 mac and has working system preferences to go into Macintosh HD/Library/PreferencesPane and take that file out and some how get it to me (.zip,media fire, etc.).

    I JUST NEED TO DISABLE CORNERS PLEASE HELP ME. IT'S ALL I EVER WANTED.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    What version of OS X are you running? If it's not 10.5.8 there's a chance that the pref pane won't run at all. And if it does run, there's a chance it could muck up something.
     
  3. Rocket Slinger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is 10.5.8 just I've tried to get the file from other places and nobody on the internet seems to be able to figure it out that I just need one file not even the people on the apple site so I just gave up on them.

    And if somebody wants to be extra nice they could put all the .prefPanes fomr 10.5.8 into a .zip which would make me even happier but I'm just trying to disable corners so I can play a game with out it crashing if I put my mouse in any corner
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Corners?
    There's nothing called Corners in the Appearance pref pane.
    Do you mean Hot Corners - which is in the Desktop & Screensaver pref?
    Does that pref pane work, or are you having real problems with other preference panes, too? If so, using a pref pane that you get from someone else, even if working, might still NOT work when you try it in your system.
    (because the problem is not the individual pane, but your system

    BTW, you also should not find that Appearance pref pane in the location that you asked about ( the PreferencesPane folder doesn't exist) - it IS found in /System/Library/PreferencePanes folder, if you need to look in there to check.
     
  5. Rocket Slinger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This getting way to much, I know where to put every thing.

    I'm gonna try to make it as simple as possible:

    My system preferences look like this
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    They need to look like this
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    All I need a .zip of all the .prefPane files for Macintosh 10.5.8.

    I am running on Macinotsh 10.5.8

    That is all.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    Your best way to try to get the preference panes back with minimal disruption is to download and install the 10.5.8 Combo Update. And the ones you are missing would be in /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ - the folder you listed is for the user installed pref panes.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your system preference panes are NOT in that folder from your screen shot.
    You are looking in /Library - please check in /System/Library/PreferencePanes

    But - go to your user Library (in your home folder), then open the Preferences folder, and delete the file "com.apple.systempreferences.plist", and "com.apple.preference.desktopscreeneffect.plist"
    Then, log out and log back in, or simply restart your Mac.
    Even if your system preferences still do not appear properly, the hot corners will be reset to defaults - none - which will fix the corner issue that you are struggling with.

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    I suspect that the pref pane (if it really is missing) may not reinstall just by running the combined updater, although it may work.
    BTW, the pref pane file that you will be looking for is named "DesktopScreenEffectsPref.prefPane". That shows up in the actual Preferences as Desktop & Screensaver, because that pane supports several different functions.
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    I did say "try". The next thing to do if that didn't work would be reinstalling 10.5 and updating from there.
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Agreed - the combined updater can be a great fixer, and I probably mention it at least twice a week (for the last 10 years :D )
    Hopefully, the OP will look in the correct folder, and find the pane still there. Clearing settings/caches will likely get those to reappear, in that case.
     

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