Widgets Have a Mind of Their Own HELP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by explorer3012, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. explorer3012 macrumors newbie

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    When I try to close a widget on my dashboard or try to add something to a sticky note widget, the adjustment will be fine until I reboot my computer. Then everything goes back to the way it was before I changed it. Essentially any changes I make will not take or save. Any ideas what my problem could be? I am in South Korea and cannot go into a Mac store to talk to 'genius'.

    I have a macbook that I bought in 2006. I use OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Everything else on the computer works normally. Do I have some kind of mac virus?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I highly doubt you have a virus. A more likely cause is that your global Dashboard preferences are corrupted. Fortunately, this is easy to fix.
    • Find in your Library -> Preferences folder a file called com.apple.dashboard.plist
    • Move it to your Desktop
    • Log out and back in, or restart the Dock
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There has never been a virus in the wild that runs on Mac OS X. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install:
     
  4. explorer3012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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