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The new caching of preference settings in OS X Mavericks may frustrate some approaches to manual adjustment of program settings.
For any problem with your Mac, you can at least help isolate or even fix it by performing several checks and troubleshooting actions.
New preference-caching routines may interfere with manual settings adjustments in OS X Mavericks.
Applications in OS X save preferences to property list (.plist) files in various preferences folders; however, sometimes multiple copies of a specific plist file may accumulate in the same folder.
After upgrading or updating OS X, you may find a new folder containing programs and program components from your system.
If the accuracy of the enhanced dictation service in OS X Mavericks suddenly drops, there are several things you can try to fix the problem.
If you have a server or other remotely accessed Mac, you can use a couple of approaches to encrypt the hard drive.
If needed, you can reduce Dock clutter by hiding the icon for persistent background and helper applications.
Background updater services showing up may be from duplicate launch agent scripts being used to handle them.
If Chat Heads aren't yet showing up for you in the updated iOS app, you're going to want to read this.