Shades Bug Report

2 Votes

after restart screen goes black

  • Type: Incorrect Functionality
  • Version Tested: 1.2b3 (Intel)
  • OS Version Affected: Mac OS X 10.6
  • Status: Open


restarted the computer and straight after logging in, shades goes to 0%, even though i've used it on 100% before restarting. need to use the emergency key shortcut.
happens every time, need solution as it's quite annoying.

Submitted by tomdd at 9:00pm on 23 Jul 2011


It sounds like corrupt preferences. Trash the preferences file, located at /Library/Preferences/com.charcoaldesign.shades.plist

Posted by Nick at 12:17pm on 24 Jul 2011

managed to recreate the problem even after trashing the prefs file:
1. log in
2. set brightness to 0% using the menu control (min brightness set to 0%)
3. use the emergency brightness restore key
4. log out
5. log in
6. shades will automatically set itself to 0% after starting

the problem _does not_ occur if after step 3 you move the brightness control a little bit, manually.

Posted by tomdd at 10:07pm on 24 Jul 2011


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