Mail won't stay customised...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TerenceW, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. TerenceW macrumors member

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    #1
    When I customise the toolbar of Mac Mail, adding the facilities I want (such as 'Move' and 'Go On/Offline' etc.) everything is ok until I close the app. When I open it again, all customisation has disappeared.

    Any ideas, anybody?

    Terence
     
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Quit Mail
    Rename (or delete) the user preference file for Mail.app, located in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist
    Restart Mail.

    Note this will effectively reset *all* your user preferences
     
  3. TerenceW thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thank you - but it's still the same... doesn't even retain the 'text & icons' setting :(
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Are you on Mavericks? Mavericks caches plist files and plist deletes won't stick unless you restart.

    So quit Mail and delete the plist like RemarkabLee said. Then restart to flush the plist cache and now start Mail to go to a default plist.
     
  5. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Thanks for the link :)
     

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