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Apparently I don't have the option to configure my displays in Mac OS X. The option "Displays" has been removed from the System Preferences.

Is there a way to restore this?

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Is there a Displays.prefPane file in /System/Library/PreferencePanes? What happens when you open it? –  Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 7:48
    
If there's not, consider running the Combo Updater for your version of OS X (Google e.g. "10.6.7 combo update") before doing major surgery. –  Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 8:00
    
The file didn't exist. I've copied the file from another computer and it works now. Thanks! –  thomasvdb Mar 30 '11 at 8:01
    
@thomas I'll post as an answer so you can accept it. It will give us both a few reputation points and it will mark this question answered. –  Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 8:05
    
@thomas: If you copied it from another computer, you should probably finish up by running Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, to make sure the file's ownership gets set properly. (This probably doesn't matter in this particular case, but is generally a good idea after messing with system files "by hand".) –  Gordon Davisson Mar 30 '11 at 17:07

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Make sure the file /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane exists and can be opened.


If it doesn't exist, run the Mac OS X combo update installer, or copy the Preference pane from another Mac running the same version of Mac OS X.

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If you copied it from another computer, you should probably finish up by running Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, to make sure the file's ownership gets set properly. –  Gordon Davisson Mar 30 '11 at 15:19
    
@Gordon Does the user get notified of your comment here? Better comment on the question, just in case. –  Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 15:31

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