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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels System 10.6
After installing 10.6, I found that the three "special" System Preferences panels (Archives, Disk Images, and Processors) seemed to be missing from the System Preferences panel.

I tried reinstalling from Finder, but when double-clicking on the respective files in Finder, the system told me the panels were already installed. To get them back, I deleted the files in /Library/PreferencePanes (or perhaps in your user's Library/PreferencePanes folder if you installed only for your user). I then double-clicked on the respective files again.

This worked, but the panes can only be installed for all users of the computer. These panels are also 32-bit, as System Preferences will tell you. Finally, I couldn't get the Processor pane to work at all, even after reinstalling it.

[robg adds: I installed the Processor preference panel from the latest Xcode, and it seems to let me control the number of active CPUs, but the option to display the controller in the menu bar isn't working.]
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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels
Authored by: kyngchaos on Sep 10, '09 08:30:40AM

I don't know where you found DiskImages prefpane on Snow, it's not where the hint says any more (I noticed this after upgrading to Snow). But as that hint says, it duplicates the Disk Utility prefs, so it's only useful as a shortcut.

My Archives prefpane is 64bit.



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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels
Authored by: luomat on Sep 10, '09 09:03:35AM
DiskImages.prefPane is no more, but not needed.

To save you searching, the other two are:

/Developer/Extras/PreferencePanes/Processor.prefPane
(32-bit)

/System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility.app/Contents/Resources/Archives.prefPane

(64 bit.) Note the space in the path. If you want to open this in Terminal, use:

open "/System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility.app/Contents/Resources/Archives.prefPane"

or

open /System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility.app/Contents/Resources/Archives.prefPane

make sure that's all one line


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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels
Authored by: pendraggon87 on Sep 10, '09 12:15:07PM

I do not know about the location of the Disk Image prefpane - I installed it based on the version I had earlier - I just copied it out of the directory where it was installed, ~/Library/PreferencePanes and put it on desktop, then clicked to install. Not sure why it does not let me install these panes for just one user.

As for the 32 bit archive pane, mine was 32 because i used the leopard version - i just installed the 64 bit one.



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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels
Authored by: vfxman222 on Nov 22, '09 07:53:04PM
[robg adds: I installed the Processor preference panel from the latest Xcode, and it seems to let me control the number of active CPUs, but the option to display the controller in the menu bar isn't working.]
I am having the same issue on 10.6.2. I installed the latest Xcode Developer tools dmg from the Apple site to gain access to the "Processor.prefpane" file. I installed it, but when I click on the icon in the System Prefs window it says it needs to relaunch the prefs window to show it. I say Ok and it relaunches then shows me the CPUs, Hyperthreading toggle and the Show in menu toggle. NONE of the toggles save when I exit System Preferences. I can't even turn off any of the CPUs. I've tried running the Processor.prefpane file while booted in 32bit & 64bit mode. Same results. I do have the file running perfectly fine on a 10.5.6 machine. Installed it from the Leopard disk for that one. Any thoughts on getting it working on 10.6.2?
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10.6: Reinstall 'special' System Preferences panels
Authored by: afb on May 07, '10 02:44:58AM

/Library/Application Support/HWPrefs/CPUPalette.app seems to still let you toggle hyperthreading and turn cores on and off.



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