property list editor opens every time I log in

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jc1350, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    The property list editor opens every time I log in and it is driving me crazy. It opens /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Italian.lproj/LDAPConfigView.nib.plist. I deleted that file, but the system just made a new copy and plist editor opened it after a reboot.

    I don't have plist editor in my startup items.

    Does anyone know how I can stop this?

    UPDATE: I created a new user and that one also has the plist file open, but with textwrangler instead of property list editor.
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Did you look in the system-wide location /Library/StartupItems on your HD?
     
  3. jc1350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I did. The only things in there are:

    Galaxy ParallelsDesktopTransporter
    HP IO ParallelsTransporter
    HP Trap Monitor VNC

    HP = printer stuff, Galaxy = commvault backup used at work.

    The directory names with this plist seem to be related to AddrssBook.app. But, I'm just guessing, of course.

    this is a laptop and most of the time I just close the screen and have it sleep, so I can't remember way back when if anything changed (apple updates). One change I know I made is I installed the latest XQuartz, but I don't think that is related.

    Thanks for the suggestion, though. I also checked:

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/
    /Library/LaunchAgents/
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    How about taking a look at your system log:

    Open the Console utility and look at File-->Open Quickly-->Files-->system.log

    Should be something in there that will help you discover what's going on.
     
  5. jc1350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see some things concerning property lists in system.log. None for this particular .plist file. But, the messages are cryptic to me, so I need to investigate them more.

    thanks again for the suggestions.
     
  6. jc1350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could not figure out an elegant way of solving this annoying problem.

    Since it seemed related to language files that I don't use, I decided to roll the dice and nuked them all with monolingual.

    I have rebooted/logged out only once, but the property list file did not open when I logged in.
     

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