Odd Desktop behaviour...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Skweeky, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Skweeky macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Hi All,

    I've just noticed that I'm having a few odd problems with access to my desktop.
    (Leopard 10.5.5)

    For instance;

    1. Even though my Finder prefs allows visibilty of DVDs and HD's on the desktop, nothing is displayed.

    2. I have a folder that I can see in the finder sidebar for Desktop, but again I cannot see it on the desktop.

    3. I can't drag anything to the desktop, if I try, the file springs back to the source folder.

    Can anyone shed any light on what the problem might be?

    btw, I'm a recent switcher from Windows, so my knowledge of OS X is somewhat limited.

    Many thanks,

  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    try trashing com.apple.desktop.plist in home/Library/Preferences and relaunching Finder by option-right clicking on its dock icon.
  3. Skweeky thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Thanks for that richthomas, but unfortunately it didn't fix the problem.
  4. Skweeky thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    [Solved] Odd Desktop behaviour...

    Aha! Sorted it. The culprit was some Tinkertool left-overs.

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