Mysterious system preferences changes

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  1. rich1812, Sep 29, 2018
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    rich1812 macrumors regular

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    It seems to me, whether it is Mojave, High Sierra or Sierra, after a power outage, my Mac re-boot automatically. After the re-boot, always some preference settings are changed, this especially noticeable for the displays. For example, I unchecked 'Use Stacks', after a re-boot the 'Use Stacks' is checked. In Mission Control, I checked 'Displays have separate Spaces' but after the re-boot, this check box mysteriously gone unchecked. Do other people have this issue? I have a late 2012 Mac Mini with Mojave 1.4.
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan

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    Very weird because these are not nvram stored settings
     
  3. rich1812 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Weird indeed. I thought these kind of user settings would be written to a hidden file or something like that. I am also curious why this doesn't happen when I intentionally do a re-boot. Appreantly only happens to boot after the Mac shut downs
     
  4. dsemf macrumors 6502

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    Apparently some of the settings are not written to disk until a normal shutdown/reboot occurs.

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