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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 03, 2010
    Icons got ligher
    Hey guys, I have a problem. I was having problems with my screen shot and somebody suggested it type the following in my terminal:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool true; killall Finder

    Once I did this, all of my icons got lighter. The command is supposed to show all hidden files, which it did, and i was told to type this again to hide them. The problem is, it is not hiding them again. All my icons are lighter and it's really annoying. Everything works the same but it looks like crap and it's a little confusing. Any ideas? Thanks.

    Oh yeah, I'm running OS 10.4.11


  2. #2

    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You can download and run MainMenu.

    Apart from being a great maintenance app it allows you to toggle show/hide hidden files from a menu in the menu bar

    MainMenu | Keep your Mac in shape

    or simply run the terminal command with False

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Adding to louishen's advice, if you still have no joy try getting rid of the dock .plist home>library>preferences> and put it on your desktop. Then log out and in and see what you get ...

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  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 03, 2010
    Main Menue
    Wow, Main Menu worked AWESOME!!! Thanks so much. It took about 1 minute for this fix. Thanks so much guys for the help!

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