Strange Desktop Appearance / can't correct
Posted on 1998-02-27
I am running a PowerMac 7500 (with 604e card), MacOS 8.1 and a fairly routine set of business applications.
After uploading the new version of Global Village Fax and Surf Express I now have
+ Files in name order are REVERSED - Z to A - ONLY in the Hard Drive window (all other windows are normal).
+ The Hard Drive window opens with the scroll bars in different colors taken from the background or any graphic file that happens to be up on the desktop when the window is opened (sometimes in a moire pattern and sometimes a duplicate of the image)
Here is what HASN'T fixed the problem.
+ Zapping PRAM
+ Rebuilding the desktop (both with the key combo and with TechToolsPro)
+ Changing the sort order on the View menu -- even an intervening restart doesn't fix the problem
+ Reinstalling MacOS 8.1
+ Removing the extensions for Surf Express
+ Removing the extensions for Global Village
+ Reverting to MacOS 8.1 extensions/control panels only
Any ideas ... this is the most bizarre thing I have seen and is a real headscratcher