iTunes Artwork screen saver not working.solutions? =(

Darkenvamp

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Jul 25, 2007
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so i got my mbp before 3 weeks or something..since then i only could use the itunes artwork screensaver only once!!
everytime i try to just ''click'' on the ''iTunes artworks'' to preview..system preferences stop and i get an error message...hell i never could solve it =\..
Any solutions?i really loved that screensaver and not looking to get ashamed when pc fans use my computer and get errors O_O!

thanks!
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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what sort of error?

did you try repairing permissions? (applications > utilities > disk utility > repair disk permissions.)

it's a good first step to try.
 

Darkenvamp

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what sort of error?

did you try repairing permissions? (applications > utilities > disk utility > repair disk permissions.)

it's a good first step to try.
that didnt work =\
i attached the error,hope someone can help.
 

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iBlue

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right, ok so the system prefs crashed.

try throwing out the plist for screensaver.

your home folder > library > preferences > ByHost > screensaver

(will be labed com.screensaver something)

hopefully you won't need to reset more than just the screensaver preferences.

(here is a link to the guides on this)
 

Darkenvamp

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Jul 25, 2007
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right, ok so the system prefs crashed.

try throwing out the plist for screensaver.

your home folder > library > preferences > ByHost > screensaver

(will be labed com.screensaver something)

hopefully you won't need to reset more than just the screensaver preferences.

(here is a link to the guides on this)
WOW it simply worked O_O
thanks man!
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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WOW it simply worked O_O
thanks woman!
(had to fix that ^ ;))

most welcome. glad it worked.

I've heard the newest version of iTunes has done this to a few people using the artwork screensavers, so something is a bit off there but hopefully this keeps it sorted out. at least you know what to do if it claps out again. :)
 

Darkenvamp

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Jul 25, 2007
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(had to fix that ^ ;))

most welcome. glad it worked.

I've heard the newest version of iTunes has done this to a few people using the artwork screensavers, so something is a bit off there but hopefully this keeps it sorted out. at least you know what to do if it claps out again. :)
lol srry Edit: thanks woman! XD
its just like most of the members are males so i thought you were lol,you should write a note in your signature hehe
anyway think it was a very helpful hint..so whatever wrong goes in system preferences its very easy to fit!:rolleyes:
 

PKGuy323

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Jan 25, 2008
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BTW, this trick works in OS X Lion too. Initially, the iTunes screensaver doesn't work...or didn't on mine.

Thanks for the tip!
 

velo311

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Jan 5, 2012
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going to revive this old thread. i can't get my itunes screen saver to work either and i can't even find the screen saver plist. i go exactly where it is supposed to be and it isn't there. thoughts?