Preferences, in a file named "com.apple.finder.plist". It probably won't make any difference until Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by forcing Finder to restart. -- Tom "Tom" Harrington Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X. Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss. 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It probably won't make any difference until > Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by > forcing Finder to restart.[/ref] Actually, I think it might be the Dock's preferences you want to delete, since the Dock is responsible for the Desktop (i.e. the illusion that the stuff in your Desktop folder also sits in the background of your screen). The utility Dragster can sometimes fix the problem (by doing exactly that). m. -- matt neuburg, phd = com, http://www.tidbits.com/matt/ Read TidBITS! 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It probably won't make any difference until > > Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by > > forcing Finder to restart.[/ref] > > Actually, I think it might be the Dock's preferences you want to delete, > since the Dock is responsible for the Desktop (i.e. the illusion that > the stuff in your Desktop folder also sits in the background of your > screen). 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OS X Finder Desktop problem - Mac Applications & Software

Hello everyone, My Powerbook G4 667 recently developed a problem with the Desktop of OS X (10.2.6) Finder. If I try to move any item on the desktop (HDs, files, folders), they will disappear from the desktop! I have to force Finder to relaunch to see these moved items again. This problem only happen on Desktop, not other palces in the file system. Obviously, these items is not lost, just becomes invisible if I try to move around them on Desktop. Interestingly also, if I go to Home folder, open (and treat) Desktop as a regular folder, there is no ...

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    Default OS X Finder Desktop problem

    Hello everyone,

    My Powerbook G4 667 recently developed a problem with the Desktop of OS
    X (10.2.6) Finder. If I try to move any item on the desktop (HDs,
    files, folders), they will disappear from the desktop! I have to force
    Finder to relaunch to see these moved items again. This problem only
    happen on Desktop, not other palces in the file system. Obviously,
    these items is not lost, just becomes invisible if I try to move around
    them on Desktop.

    Interestingly also, if I go to Home folder, open (and treat) Desktop as
    a regular folder, there is no problem there.

    Anybody has seen similar problem before? Thank you very much for your
    help.

    Tris
    LM Guest

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    Default Re: OS X Finder Desktop problem

    In article <161020031133137006%net>, LM <net> wrote:
     

    Over in comp.sys.mac.system someone reported that deleting Finder's
    preferences fixed this problem. I haven't had this problem, so I can't
    comment from my own experience. Finder's preferences are in your home
    folder, under Library --> Preferences, in a file named
    "com.apple.finder.plist". It probably won't make any difference until
    Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by
    forcing Finder to restart.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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    Default Re: OS X Finder Desktop problem

    Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:
     
    >
    > Over in comp.sys.mac.system someone reported that deleting Finder's
    > preferences fixed this problem. I haven't had this problem, so I can't
    > comment from my own experience. Finder's preferences are in your home
    > folder, under Library --> Preferences, in a file named
    > "com.apple.finder.plist". It probably won't make any difference until
    > Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by
    > forcing Finder to restart.[/ref]

    Actually, I think it might be the Dock's preferences you want to delete,
    since the Dock is responsible for the Desktop (i.e. the illusion that
    the stuff in your Desktop folder also sits in the background of your
    screen). The utility Dragster can sometimes fix the problem (by doing
    exactly that). m.


    --
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    Read TidBITS! It's free and smart. http://www.tidbits.com
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    Default Re: OS X Finder Desktop problem


    Thanks a lot for you guys' quick answer. I figured nothing would hurt
    by deleting both preference files. After rebooting, the bad news is: I
    don't know which file is to be blamed, but the good news is: problem
    solved!

    Thank you very much!

    Tris

    In article <1g2x2j5.tal2l31xjb0ryN%com>, matt neuburg
    <com> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > Over in comp.sys.mac.system someone reported that deleting Finder's
    > > preferences fixed this problem. I haven't had this problem, so I can't
    > > comment from my own experience. Finder's preferences are in your home
    > > folder, under Library --> Preferences, in a file named
    > > "com.apple.finder.plist". It probably won't make any difference until
    > > Finder is restarted, either by you logging out and back in, or by
    > > forcing Finder to restart.[/ref]
    >
    > Actually, I think it might be the Dock's preferences you want to delete,
    > since the Dock is responsible for the Desktop (i.e. the illusion that
    > the stuff in your Desktop folder also sits in the background of your
    > screen). The utility Dragster can sometimes fix the problem (by doing
    > exactly that). m.[/ref]
    LM Guest

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    Default Re: OS X Finder Desktop problem

    I"ve recently had an oddity occur.

    Suddenly on my desktop any folders that are not aliases insist on
    telling me their content count. Thus one folder is called "Projects 17
    items" and another "Music 7 items". Before, they were only called
    Projects and Music.

    This just popped up--is it a new feature of 10.2.8?

    Is there a way to turn it off?

    --
    ///--- Vote for the richest Republican. He understand the common man.
    Gerry Guest

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