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I'm getting a strange crash in System Preferences. When I select the Desktop and Screen Saver option, the application quits unexpectedly. Other options (Dashboard, Dock, etc) all work fine.

 

I have tried erasing the com.apple.systempreferences.plist file, but that didn't work. I have restarted, logged out, etc. but it hasn't helped. Any suggestions?

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if you downloaded a screensaver just before this started, try deleting it. they are in Library>Screen Savers.

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I'm getting a strange crash in System Preferences. When I select the Desktop and Screen Saver option, the application quits unexpectedly. Other options (Dashboard, Dock, etc) all work fine.

 

I have tried erasing the com.apple.systempreferences.plist file, but that didn't work. I have restarted, logged out, etc. but it hasn't helped. Any suggestions?

it can be an amount of RAM issue. If you have 512 meg or 1 gig that might be a problem if you use desktop pictures from large folders.

 

HTH

 

Rob

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Thanks. Maybe that is the issue, since this little MB only has 512MB. I've been meaning to get some more in advance of Leopard...

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Thanks. Maybe that is the issue, since this little MB only has 512MB. I've been meaning to get some more in advance of Leopard...

I have noticed my MPro is using and needing >2 GB of RAM, decreasing to only 2 GB makes it not just slow but - and I don't want that in the winter - shows you the beach ball all too often.

 

HTH

 

Rob

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