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selection bubbles not showing in safari or system prefs


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ever since i switched to snow leopard ive noticed that in my system prefs the selection bubbles have not been showing up and the drop down menu has been fuzzy or not there, also in safari the selection bubbles dont show up. the square shaped ones do but not the circles. i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem or could help me with it.



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Safari Menu > Reset Safari...
(If none of the options help, there are other things to try.)

com.apple.systempreferences.plist
Find that file. In my 10.5 it is located in Users/MyUserName/Library/Preferences
Move the file to your Desktop while not in SP, then fire up SP, and a new plist file with the above name will be created in the above folder. It will set all SPs back to defaults.
If the problem still persists, you can put the file back, since it is not the problem. That way, any prefs you changed will be restored.
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well i tried that and it ended up looking like this...

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What happens then?
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same thing....also i already reinstalled SL to see if that fixed it
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and I assume it didn't

What third-party OS enhancements do you have installed?
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this stuff

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Ah! Primary suspects, in my book. Were any/all of these updated after you moved to Snow Leopard?
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i honestly dont remember but ill just take them all off and see how it goes....also geek tool has stopped working since i updated to snow leopard, maybe that has something to do with it...
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Reinstalled SL as an upgrade again with that stuff left over from Leopard or as a clean install and then installed all that?


GeekTools and Application enhancer are going to be the primary suspects there.

You're going to need to run their uninstallers, not just move the app to the trash.

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In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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i did it as a upgrade....all that stuff was already there
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well i uninstalled all of them and its still messed up
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Maybe it's time to reinstall Snow Leopard. Let some others weigh in here on what type of reinstall to use in this case.
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alright well i have all my stuff backed up on a time machine so i could do a fresh install i guess
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anyone have any input on what type of install i should do?
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