Recovering From Bad Theme Settings

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mianth, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. mianth macrumors newbie

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    A while ago I tried to install a custom theme on my iMac running Lion 10.7.5. After discovering that it didn't work, I deleted the files and left everything alone. A few days later, I open iTunes to find this:
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    I tried to look for the files that I had edited, but can't find it anywhere. Not even the back up copy that I had made. Whenever I connect my or my wife's iPhones, I cannot tell what I'm doing as the text is black on a black background. If anyone can tell me how to fix this, I would be immensely grateful!
    Thank you in advance!

    PS
    The Theme was called BlackOSX SL. After reading other forums, I realize that it is a theme for Snow Leopard and shouldn't have installed it. Please help me!
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Quit iTunes, then Open Terminal and type:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes high-contrast-mode-enable -bool FALSE
    If that doesn't work, Quit iTunes and re-run the iTunes installer: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    If that still doesn't work Quit iTunes, Move iTunes to the Trash, Restart and then re-install iTunes. After its re-installed Repair Disk Permissions (Disk Utility > Click Macintosh HD > Click Repair Disk Permissions)


    Note: If everything is working, you can go ahead and empty the trash when your done.
     
  3. mianth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was in high contrast mode. Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate the speedy reply! If I have any other problems with this I will post it here.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

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    #4
    :p I'm glad it was that simple but be careful with themes. In OS X "themes" usually replace built in artwork and can be either a pain to or impossible to remove (without re-installing).
     

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