System Prefs unavailable via Apple menu (was - Can't access system preferences)



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System Prefs unavailable via Apple menu (was - Re: Can't access system preferences)

Postby Richard Pini » Sun, 18 Apr 2004 09:42:25 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, James

Been following this (and other) threads, but can't figure this one out.
I'm using a G4 dual 1 gHz with 10.2.6. Everything seems fine except I
can't access any of the preferences (system, location, dock) that are
given under the Apple menu. I've got the System Preferences icon in the
dock, and can access from there OK - just not from the Apple menu.

I tried logging in under a different (test) account, and everything's
accessible fine from the Apple menu in that account, so it's something
with my account - that much I get. But from there, I am clueless; is
there a preference somewhere that's munged? I've looked in the various
preferences folders but, frankly, don't see anything as obvious as

Re: System Prefs unavailable via Apple menu (was - Re: Can't access system preferences)

Postby Michelle Steiner » Sun, 18 Apr 2004 10:03:06 GMT

In article <160420042042254187% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Try upgrading to 10.2.8.

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In article <ehhLa.41696$Fy6.12103@sccrnsc03>,
 sam grey < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

> there must be a way to 
> configure this, but I haven't been able to find it. any help?

Remove the individual pref panes from /System/Library/PreferencePanes.

Larry Fransson
Seattle, WA

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