On 2/11/10 8:36 PM, Skygram wrote: > My suggestion would be to set up another "account" on your Mac as if you > were setting it up for a new user. I would then reinstall all the software > that are causing you problems to see if they connect properly to your > satellite hook-up. That is always a good technique. It's what could be referred to as "chopping the problem in half". In one step you eliminate all user settings and anything else in the user account. It lets you quickly isolate things. The step after that is to find the midpoint of the problem that remains and test on half or the other of it. > > I recently had problems with my keyboard. The numeric side had stopped > working. I set up another account and now it all works perfectly in that > account. However I still haven't figured out what is wrong with the other > account, but it saved me buying a new keyboard. Now I have to get my brain > working to repair the KB issue on my home base account. You can either try moving all your stuff from the old account into this new one, piece by piece or try disabling files in the old account. Most likely the offending file is in /Users/your-username/Library/Preferences. Make a folder in the above Library folder, call it "Disabled Stuff" then move the Preferences folder into it, log out, log back in and test the keyboard. If the keyboard works, put things back the way they were, move the "Disabled Stuff" folder inside the Preferences folder then move the first half of the files into it and repeat the above testing process. You keep repeating this moving files in and out until you narrow it down to one file. You can also use the Finder's label feature (different colors) to flag which ones need testing, are being tested and have been tested. -- Clark Martin Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting "I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"