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It is not just simplicity, a bit safety too
Authored by: Ilgaz on Nov 10, '05 09:39:16PM

Remember Apple said to delete windowserver.plist files to fix a 10.4.1 glitch (and reset firmware) causing windowserver high cpu usage.

As I have Path Finder running, I was lazy and did a clever(!) thing. Went to root directory, clicked find and searched windowserver.plist files. E.g. you may do it too as /etc will be indexed.

Guess what happened? :) 3 results, I blindly deleted, reset firmware, happily booting. I dropped to terminal people!

Look what is named windowserver.plist on Tiger:
cable25-100:/private/etc/mach_init.d ilgaz$ ls W*
WindowServer.plist

Yes, it is "THE" real plist which instructs kernel init to load windowserver.

Thanks to Pacifist, I figured it (booting from repair partition) and put file back.

Just keep such things in mind when you are into "uninstall" party with your uber spotlight. ;)

If I didn't hurry, path finder shows paths of search results. I don't think the initial,fast results of spotlight will show them.




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