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    Unhappy Can somebody help me? (Desktop Customization)
    My UI got all messed up after I installed a couple of apps including (Dragthing, Dock Gone, MenuBar Installment Package (the one from iconpaper)).

    I use a MBP13" with Lion 10.7.3.

    Here are some screenshots of what my desktop looks like right now:

    1. Apple logo has a line through it


    2. Weird corners of a window + stretched out apple mark instead of the magnifying glasses


    3. Finder buttons are GONE.


    Does anybody know what the problem is to this? It's looks so complicated... am I better of reinstalling?

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    Can somebody help me? (Desktop Customization)
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    Start by uninstalling all of the customization apps. You'll want to do this the "proper" way - find the uninstallers for each and use those (they are usually included with the app itself).

    This will be a good first step. I'm willing to bet that some weird conflict between them is causing some issues.
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    Can somebody help me? (Desktop Customization)
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    You have to be VERY CAREFUL with Mac customization apps. They are version specific. One for 10.7.1 will not work with 10.7.2 or 10.7.3.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    ahh thank you for the replies, guys. I was wondering if the problems will get fixed if I get the coreservices folder from a friend's mac system and install it in mine?

    or would that be pretty dangerous :/

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    Can somebody help me? (Desktop Customization)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ariisxa View Post
    ahh thank you for the replies, guys. I was wondering if the problems will get fixed if I get the coreservices folder from a friend's mac system and install it in mine?
    I would definitely recommend you don't do this. Mixing and matching system files will never end up well. Try uninstalling the customization software first.
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    I tried uninstalling all the softwares already. I think certain parts of my system was replaced, with some graphics overwritten with older versions of the Mac OS?

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    If the issue still remains after uninstalling, try searching manuallly for some files hasn't been removed..
    Some apps doesn't remove everything when you just uninstall..

    Or you can simply use TimeMachine..

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    Can somebody help me? (Desktop Customization)
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    If the files were overwritten and not backed up, your only option may be a reinstall of your OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    If the files were overwritten and not backed up, your only option may be a reinstall of your OS.
    Ahh I'll try that! Thanks!

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