Terminal Commands

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  1. Patraman macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I'm new to this place.
    Does anyone know how to access the preference pane from a running program via the terminal?
    I installed DesktopManager on my OS X 10.4 and i set the preferences so that the program would not show up on my dock or menubar when running. I wish to change that along with a few other preferences but i can't access the preference pane! I tried with command+tab but the program doesn't appear. I also tried to see if it showed when i force quit but no, and finally i typed "top" in the terminal and i can see it running, but i don't know how to open the prefs from the terminal, as i said before! :mad:


    -Patra-
     
  2. McGiord, Feb 12, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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  3. Patraman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    No mate. What i'm having problems opening are the preferences of DeskotManager, not the system prefereces.

    Thanks for replying!
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    #4
    Search for the Desktop Manager .plist files in Spotlight, once you have found them, delete them. That will return the program to its default settings. You'll need to quit it first though which you can do in Activity Monitor.
     
  5. McGiord, Feb 13, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    I am aware of 3 ways to open things through the Terminal:

    #1
    Use the open command: type open followed by the preferences pane location.
    For example:
    prefspane is the name of the file
    And it's located on /Users/Patraman/Library/prefspane

    open /Users/Patraman/Library/prefspane

    #2
    Maybe only the root user is allowed to open that file, then you must use the sudo command before the open one.
    sudo open /Users/Library/prefspane

    #3
    With the Terminal session open, you drag the prefspane to the terminal

    And in Finder you can use the Go to Folder... function via the Go Menu.
    Just Select it and then type the folder that contains the file you want to open.

    Anyway for all of these you first may need to locate the file (know where it's located, like suggested by Cromulent) and check it's permissions with Get Info (command+I) to see if the file is accessible with your current user, admisnitrator or only with root.

    Enjoy MacOSX!
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  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Do you still have the pagers up there? If so, right click on those.
     
  7. Patraman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Smart solution man. Thanks a lot!

    Thanks to all for your help!
     

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