Undo Hide menu hack

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Syagrius, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Syagrius macrumors newbie

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    A while ago i wanted to auto-hide my menu and dock always, but now that i'm annoyed with it, i want to undo what i did to it.

    I am on OS X Version 10.5.8

    I'm going to sound the idiot but I really don't know what I did to my computer. I googled a few things and tried to download a .plist editor which wouldn't open, so i trashed and deleted it, and then i tried a few others, and then deleted those when they wouldn't work. But after five or six tries my menu and dock would auto-hide when Finder was the active application, which is what I wanted, so i stopped and left it.

    Then I decided that I don't like the auto-hide anymore, so I tried to undo the process that the only thing that I did was bang a monkey wrench against the computer until it worked. I did a finder search for stuff ending in .plist, and tried to edit them, and when that didn't work i deleted them hoping that some failsafe would kick in and reset everything back to how it was when i first got it.

    Now i have no idea where to even begin, I have no files that end in .plist that I can find.

    What I want is to get everything back to the default settings I had before i messed with stuff. I'm worried i really may have done something bad to my computer.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you use MenuBarHider?

    I suggest you create and keep a text file that lists all the "customization" you do to your Mac. List any Terminal commands you've entered, plist modifications, plug-ins, add-ons, extensions, etc. This will help not only in situations like you have now, but also in replicating those changes on other computers or sharing those tips with others.
     
  3. Texran macrumors regular

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  4. Syagrius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    system preferences/dock doesn't work whereas I deleted something that overrode that process. My question I guess was if there was something that I could do to undo whatever I did to override it.
     
  5. Syagrius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and then fix anything else i may have done to mess with my computer in the process.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you can't figure it out, you could do a clean re-install to revert back to an unmodified OS.
     

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