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Authored by: beef on Oct 06, '01 05:19:01AM

well.. still haven't gone through the old way...

I have "Users" in another partition as well... I dunno if that's causing the problem... can't quite tell since I'm no guru at anything... but this hasn't caused any problem for other stuffs I've done...

anyway... can someone tell me how the file is modified?

there's no
or whatever in the file, so I'm kinda reluctant to make changes without any guidance...

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Edit the file directly...
Authored by: robg on Oct 06, '01 09:35:21AM

If you want to edit the file directly, do:

cd ~/Library/Preferences

Then insert the following between the "<dict>" and "</dict>" tags:



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rather weird thing happened
Authored by: beef on Oct 06, '01 05:48:46PM

after a long hard day at basketball court... (some guy tackled me from behind... the idiot didn't even apologize... screaming "I tripped on my own foot"... I dunno what he was trying to say... well... this has nothing to do with Mac... just had to get it out... gah!)... I had to reboot and go to OS9 (shrinkwrap image... :P) and then back to OSX.

then launched instead of Finder... I went to the terminal and checked and loginwindow.plist at both /library/preferences/ and ~/library/preferenes... none of the files had anything on Finder...

I looked for loginwindow.plist (with *) and ended up at /private/var/root/library/preferences/

when I checked the file, it had the info needed to run in place of Finder...

I never logged in as root to make the changes, and I'm not logged in as root now either... but it seemed to have read the info from that file...

I guess I did the defaults command after su after numerous attempt to modify the and ended up modifying the file... but that's the only thing that seemed to have worked for me...

I think I'd change the file back to running Finder... and modify the one in my user directory manually... but why is this getting info from /var/root/library???

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