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iLife '04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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General iMovie Troubleshooting

Let’s start general, shall we?

Weird Inconsistent Problems

When a program’s preferences file becomes scrambled, all kinds of peculiar behavior can result. Buttons and functions don’t work. Visual anomalies appear. Things just don’t work right.

If iMovie starts having a bad hair day, suspect its preferences file. Quit the program, open your Home Library Preferences folder, and throw away the file called com.apple.iMovie3.plist.

The next time you run iMovie, it will automatically build a new preferences file. This file will have the original factory settings (for the options in, for example, the Preferences dialog box), but at least it will be healthy and whole.

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