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10.6: Avoid relaunching System Preferences in 32-bit mode
Authored by: billejr on Sep 09, '09 07:26:12AM

When I go to System Prefs, there is no "File" in the menu bar. Just Edit, View, Window, and Help. Therefore I can't change the startup to 32 bit.

I'm using an iMac with 10.6 on a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

What am I doing wrong?

Any help appreciated.

Bill Euler



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10.6: Avoid relaunching System Preferences in 32-bit mode
Authored by: Aeschylus on Sep 09, '09 09:53:11AM

Bill, I think that they mean to open the Finder and find the System Prefs application. Then "Get Info" on the application, where you will be able to change it to 32 bits. This is a very nice hint, at least until more things are updated to 64.



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10.6: Avoid relaunching System Preferences in 32-bit mode
Authored by: artcarney on Sep 15, '09 11:30:23PM

It was a bit unclear to me too.

Using Finder, open the Applications folder. Find the System Preferences app and single-click on it. Then hit the Command I keys (to get info) and check the checkbox labeled "Open in 32-bit mode".

If you use PathFinder, this box will not appear when you Get Info. You have to use Finder to see it.

David



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10.6: Avoid relaunching System Preferences in 32-bit mode
Authored by: ScottishDan on Oct 08, '09 07:57:30PM

@billiejr
As the article clearly says
"Select System Preferences in the Finder, select File » Get Info (Command-I), and tick the 'Open in 32-bit mode' checkbox."

Meaning you're selecting file from the finder's menu bar, not system prefs menu bar (or simply press cmd-I with System Prefs selected)



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