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    @Adrianx

    If SIMBL is the problem, and I frankly don't know, here is a Link to the Developer's site which also invites questions and there is a direct email address to the Developer: http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php

    The Developer will provide details for the proper uninstallation of SIMBL if desired.

    I have copy/pasted this bit of info from another site:

    "below are the locations where SIMBL, its plugins and (occasionally) scripting controls are found:

    /Library/InputManagers/SIMBL
    /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins
    /Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax "

    You may find some of this helpful, I hope.

    Ian
    Ian

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    Thank you for your reply however I did follow up on the direct link email so that I could ask a question and received almost immediately the following (Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. vpopmail (#5.1.1) so I am not able to make contact and / or ask for uninstallation details.
    Any advice welcome.
    Regards.
    Adrianx

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    Ah...

    Sorry, just picked up the web link which I thought would be helpful. It seems that the Developer is no longer supporting SIMBL. Pity, but it is a very old product.

    The details about the location in the second part of my post will hopefully point you in the direction of where SIMBL is to be found. These could be deleted if you wished to do that.

    Apologies for your inconvenience.

    Ian
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    Good morning.
    All efforts have failed to solve this problem but I also have a few other issues with my computer, I have copies of everything that I need and would like to return my iMac back to factory status but when I try I always get the same back, macOS Sierra version 10.12.4, how can I go back to the original program that was installed when I got my computer? any tips or advice would be welcome.
    Kind regards.
    Adrianx

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    @Adrianx

    There is a very specific way of undertaking a Clean Install of macOS Sierra and I am attaching a link which will take you step by step through this process.

    Having erased your HDD and reinstalled a fresh copy of Sierra, I would suggest that you use Migration Assistant (MA) to copy over your files and settings from Time Machine (TM), because we don't want any OS corruption to be reinstalled. By using MA, only your personal data and settings are copied - not the OS.

    Link: http://osxdaily.com/2016/09/26/clean...8OS+X+Daily%29

    Please post back if any of this is unclear.

    Ian
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    Thank you for your info Ian, what I am looking for is how to return my computer beck to factory status, when I got my computer it had Lion as OS as far as I can remember, is there a quick way to go back to the start?
    Kind regards.
    Adrianx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianx View Post
    Thank you for your info Ian, what I am looking for is how to return my computer beck to factory status, when I got my computer it had Lion as OS as far as I can remember, is there a quick way to go back to the start?
    Kind regards.
    Adrianx
    Yes.

    Now, it depends on what you want to do with it at that point. If it is to sell it, follow this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065

    If you want to use it yourself, but with the OS that it originally shipped with - say Lion? - then you could use Internet Recovery (NB this is not the same as Recovery Mode which reinstalls the OS which you currently have) -

    This Link tells you how: http://osxdaily.com/2014/12/14/reins...rnet-recovery/

    If anything here is not clear, don't hesitate to post back. This is a difficult area to get your head around.

    Ian
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