System Preferences Keep Resetting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zerocustom1989, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. zerocustom1989 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I'm having an issue with the second user account on this machine.

    When I change the system preferences(set scrolling off of natural) it resets every time I log off and on.

    This does not happen on the other account and I am unsure on how to fix it.

    Any advice?
  2. zerocustom1989 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2007
    Is this something Apple support could handle? It seems like an obscure issue. Other people ont he internet have had it, but not many seem to have a solution.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Absolutely. Apple support should be able to help with this. The Applecare status of your Mac is not relevant if you purchased Lion less than 90 days ago.
  4. stephenlambeth macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2010
    Same Problem Here

    First thread that I've seen about this. My system preferences keep resetting each time I close the System Preferences Window. I don't even have to log off and back on.

    I believe that this may be an issue with the "Restor windows when quitting and re-opening apps" setting in... yep, you guessed it... the SYSTEM PREFERENCES. Been on hold for 43 minutes with Apple support and still counting. If anyone has solved this can you post it here please?
  5. bamliyet macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    system preferences not saving

    i have the same problem in OS 10.6.8 and it really sucks. i change the Trackpad settings under System Preferences and each time i log out (or restart) it is always back to the default settings. i can not save it. please help!
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Odds are this is caused by wonky permissions in your user folder... which the Repair Permissions command in Disk Utility cannot fix. The solution is to fix it in the Finder - Go -> Go to Folder... type in ~/Library, then navigate to the Preferences folder. Select it, and Get Info on it (File -> Get Info). Expand Ownership and Permissions. Make sure you can read and write, and that you're the owner.

    If that fails, then the most likely cause is again wonky permissions, of the type that Disk Utility CAN fix for you.

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