Stocks widget - keeps going back to default list..why?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BadboyHouse, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. BadboyHouse macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2011
    i've just set up the stocks widget in Lion so that it shows my list of investments.

    Problem is, when I log out and log back in to OSX, the widget reverts back to the default list of companies, with mine right at the very bottom.

    Is there something I need to do in order to make it display just my selections?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is probably caused by the stocks widget's preference file (plist) not being writable. This is very easy to fix, once you find the offending file - it's in Users -> username -> Library -> Preferences (if you're running Lion Library is hidden, but Go To Folder can take you there), and called (Odd file name, yes - Apple's choice, not mine). Once the file has been located, perform a Get Info on it, and see if the permissions on it say "You can read and write". If they don't, then there's your problem.
  3. BadboyHouse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2011
    I've checked the permissions on that file but it already has read and write for my account.

    Also tried removing and re-adding the stock widget.

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