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    iMac OSX problems
    Ok so I am having multiple problems, one starting while I was on my mac.

    1: I tried to open up FireFox but it would pop up and then not open anything, so I tried to delete it and reinstall it, but every time I did it said "codec overrun" and when I tried to download it said verification failed.

    2:And another problem being, when I restarted my mac, all my system preferences reset, my background, my passwords, my dock size.

    3:And some programs like ventrillo and skype lost their information and stuff.

    I opened the disk utility and clicked on my user and the one above it and click "Verify Preferences" and then I repaired them. And now things seem to be running smoother but what caused this problem? Also when I clicked Verify it said that some programs like flash, and a lot of different things were -rxsxxsx- and should be -rxfsdsdad- idk the exact letters but they were all different, I did that disk utility thing and it works now, and I have firefox working, going to try to restart now and see if it happens again, but any help or info would be nice please.
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    See how it goes then.

    But also consider downloading Onyx, does what Disk Utility does for maintenance and much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siyksoul View Post
    2:And another problem being, when I restarted my mac, all my system preferences reset, my background, my passwords, my dock size.
    I don't mean to ignore your other problems, but I believe this symptom may be at the root of the issue.

    Did you by chance rename your home folder?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Everything seems to be working fine now, but when I go to my applications list and right-click and make an alias and put it on my dock, it works once but when I try it again the icon on the dock has a greyed out ? on it. I duplicated the app and put it on the dock that way and seems to work now. And no, I haven't changed my root folder or anything, I changed the user name or w.e about 2 years ago but that's about it.
    "Humor is a big part of life. If you're not happy, if you're not laughing, you're dying. We're all dying, but atleast we can laugh on our way down."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siyksoul View Post
    Everything seems to be working fine now, but when I go to my applications list and right-click and make an alias and put it on my dock, it works once but when I try it again the icon on the dock has a greyed out ? on it. I duplicated the app and put it on the dock that way and seems to work now. And no, I haven't changed my root folder or anything, I changed the user name or w.e about 2 years ago but that's about it.
    Is there a particular reason you're going through all of those hurdles to create a dock icon? Are you aware that you can just run the program, then right click its placeholder on the dock and click "Keep in Dock" (or in 10.6, go to Options => Keep in Dock)?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Is there a particular reason you're going through all of those hurdles to create a dock icon? Are you aware that you can just run the program, then right click its placeholder on the dock and click "Keep in Dock" (or in 10.6, go to Options => Keep in Dock)?
    I wasn't aware I could do that, thank you though.
    "Humor is a big part of life. If you're not happy, if you're not laughing, you're dying. We're all dying, but atleast we can laugh on our way down."

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