System Prefs acting up...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phishndave, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. phishndave macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2004
    Hey all so when apple transferred my old system to the new MacBook Pro, my system prets got all messed up. For some reason when i went to click on shapeshifter, intellimouse, and mobile pre i get this message that says, " Preferences Error: you cannot open shapeshifter preferences pane on this computer. contact the developer of this software fora newer version". Why does this happen?
  2. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    Because your old versions are PowerPC only. As the error message says, you need to go to the developers sites, and download universal versions (assuming they've been updated already).
  3. phishndave thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2004
    A. the old versions were from a FW800 powermac G4 (which is for sale on ebay with a 20" cinema display)

    B. Ive already tried deleting the old files and reinstalling the new ones and it still doesnt work!!
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I know that Shapeshifter is not Intel-compatible yet...don't know about the other ones.

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