Strange "hole" in my System Preferences pane

Argelius

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Jun 16, 2005
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See image. I have no idea what caused the "Speech" icon to disappear and look this way... The icon still functions (i.e. brings up the Speech options).

Any idea how to fix this? :confused:
 

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mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Close System Preferences then find a file named com.apple.preferencepanes.cache in the Caches folder on your Home folder's Library and drag it to the Trash, then reopen System Preferences. Hopefully this works. :)
 

frenetic

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Feb 11, 2004
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Have you tried taking the speech Preference Pane out of HD/System/Library/PreferencePanes?

1. Quit system preferences
2. take the speech preference pane out it
3. Open system preferences again and it should not be there
4. quit system preferences again
5. re-add the speech preference pane.

Don't know if this works but you can always try...
 

tombarnes

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Feb 26, 2006
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This happened to me on my new imac core duo a couple of days after i bought it. But after a few shutdowns a re-boots it disappeared, and hasnt shown its face since. It's about 5 months now!
 

Argelius

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mad jew said:
Close System Preferences then find a file named com.apple.preferencepanes.cache in the Caches folder on your Home folder's Library and drag it to the Trash, then reopen System Preferences. Hopefully this works. :)
Well, cool! That worked!
Thanks!

:D
 

IJ Reilly

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Jul 16, 2002
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mad jew said:
Close System Preferences then find a file named com.apple.preferencepanes.cache in the Caches folder on your Home folder's Library and drag it to the Trash, then reopen System Preferences. Hopefully this works. :)
What, you mean he doesn't need to reinstall OSX? ;)
 

Makosuke

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Aug 15, 2001
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That's weird, I saw the exact same thing (identical location and screwy icon) on my MPB right after setting it up. Went away on its own at some point, though I've forgotten what I did that fixed it (just rebooting a couple times, I think, or it might have been installing a new prefpane.

Since it only seems to occurr on new Macs, I wonder if that cache file isn't getting screwed up durring the setup process or something.
 

mad jew

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Argelius said:
Well, cool! That worked!
Thanks!

No worries. :)


IJ Reilly said:
What, you mean he doesn't need to reinstall OSX? ;)

If it happens again, throw the whole machine out, buy a new one, reinstall the OS and then go to your neighbour's house and reinstall their OS too, even if it's not OSX. Better safe than sorry. :p
 

mkrishnan

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mad jew said:
If it happens again, throw the whole machine out, buy a new one, reinstall the OS and then go to your neighbour's house and reinstall their OS too, even if it's not OSX. Better safe than sorry. :p
To be on the safe side, repair his permissions, too. Doesn't even matter if he doesn't have a computer. Repair them anyway. :)
 

r6girl

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i love macrumors! i just had to reply to this thread because i had this exact problem with my new macbook, so i did a search to see if anyone had this problem as well and found the solution here. most excellent!