can't change desktop background

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  1. aBzTrACtiZm

    aBzTrACtiZm New Member

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    hello..

    i just have this problem about changing my desktop background after repairing
    disk permission using Onyx.. im sorry but it seems that there's no thread for
    this topic yet (sorry.. please correct me if im wrong)..

    anyway, it happened 3 weeks ago..

    i was cleaning up my macbook.. i deleted the applications that were not so useful
    to me and decided to use Onyx to repair disk permission.. after the repair, my
    desktop background suddenly changed into a plain blue wallpaper and Onyx
    crashed.. i had to reboot my macbook but after doing so, the plain blue wallpaper
    appeared again.. then i tried going to system preferences to change my desktop background..
    i used my photos in iPhoto album and they worked.. same with the default images from Apple..

    but when i try using my new wallpapers which i downloaded from the net
    (jpg and png formats) to be my desktop background, they just didnt work..

    ive been a mac user for 4 years.. but it's my first time to encounter a problem like
    this..

    before i forget, i also have tried deleting "com.apple.desktop.plist" then reboot.. but
    nothing happened.. i tried repairing disk permission again just today and my background
    is still blue.. :(

    seems like im stucked with the blue wallpaper and with my photos in iPhoto..

    please, help me..:(

    *** im using a mac os x 10.5.6 leopard ***
     
  2. Chito Limson

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    Try the following:

    1. Log-out and log-in again.

    or,

    2. Do Terminal:
    rm ~/Desktop/.DS_Store
    rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist
    killall Finder


    or, as a last resort -

    3. Create a new account, then delete your original account (after copying all the files therein).
     
  3. aBzTrACtiZm

    aBzTrACtiZm New Member

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    thanks for the reply..

    yep, ive been trying to reboot my mac since 3 weeks
    ago.. but it's still the same..

    and the terminal.. ive already tried it.. didnt work..

    about creating a new account, havent tried it yet.. but i
    wonder if it can be related to what ive discovered.. i logged out
    as Admin and logged in to my Guest account, and still the
    blue wallpaper couldnt be changed..

    so it might be a big problem then??

    thanks for any help..
     
  4. aBzTrACtiZm

    aBzTrACtiZm New Member

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    I figured it out already. Im enjoying new leopard wallpapers nw. Hehe.
     
  5. Chito Limson

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    Please enlighten us: what do you think happened and how did you solve the problem?
     
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    So what happened?
     

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