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Java Preferences missing after latest OS X Java update

While the Preferences utility is missing, this may be a simple oversight on Apple's part.

By Oct. 17, 2012


About the OS X ByHost preferences directory

Most preferences in OS X are stored directly in the user's Preferences folder; however, within this folder is a directory called ByHost that contains other commonly used preferences.

By Feb. 9, 2012


Customize OS X system preferences (tip)

In OS X Lion Apple has added a new option for customizing the system preferences, allowing you to conveniently show or hide individual preference panes.

By Jan. 31, 2012


Troubleshooting case: Tackling stubborn Mail preferences

When application settings do not stick in OS X, it's easy to just remove the preferences file; however, sometimes it's useful to investigate the problem a little before doing this.

By Nov. 19, 2011


Magic Mouse preferences not showing in OS X

Apple's Magic Mouse has special system settings for managing its multitouch input surface; however, sometimes these system settings don't load properly.

By May. 20, 2011


System Preferences not opening properly

Several users have experienced an issue where System Preferences will not open properly or freeze when opening in Snow Leopard.

By Dec. 9, 2009


Preferences, not mandates, for open source

Government policies that express preferences for open source can help fuel adoption, but government mandates arguably achieve the opposite.

By Oct. 14, 2009


Multiple copies of the same .plist name in preferences folders

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.

By Feb. 16, 2011


System Preferences Access

System Preferences Access

By Oct. 30, 2002


'Do not localize' corruption in Displays system preferences

One relatively rare problem in Snow Leopard a few people have experienced is a corruption in the Displays system preferences that results in a "do not localize" message listed in the resolution list.

By Dec. 10, 2010