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    Unhappy Desktop
    Desktop in Finder opening iPhoto. Please help.
    Am unable to put iPhoto icon on desktop because of this. Had trouble with iPhoto prior to this happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlyne13 View Post
    Desktop in Finder opening iPhoto.
    What does that mean? too cryptic

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    i have an iMac. For some unapparent reason, desktop app, found in Finder now opens iPhoto rather than showing what is on the desktop. I noticed another thread below mine with the same problem. Would follow the info, but have no idea how to change administrator without messing things up.

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    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to help. I'm not aware of an Application called Desktop. If there is such a thing, Spotlight didn't find it. (No surprise there.) There certainly are other threads on how to change the administrator. Just use the Search feature.

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    You are right, there is no application called Desktop. However when I look in Finder, under Places, which is where Desktop is, I have issues. When I try to open Desktop, a popup comes up which states: "There is no application set to open the document “Desktop”. Could someone please help.

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    How about telling us which version of OS X you're running and then some information about your Mac: Year, Model.

    The "Desktop" is not an application, it's a place. It sounds like you have something named "desktop" either in your applications folder or documents folder. Or was accidentally dragged to the sidebar.

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    This is so cryptic I think we need Magnum PI on the case, *1 i have to agree with chscag, it sounds very much like you have some how name a misc. file or such as desktop.

    Perhaps a screen shot or two of each stage might clear up the confusion!

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    I have an iMac, just over a year old and am running Snow Leopard.
    Screen shot 2011-11-30 at 6.20.00 PM.jpg
    Screen shot 2011-11-30 at 6.23.20 PM.jpg

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