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Ask Max: Front Row Not Responding to Remote Control

Asked on 05/26/2006:

I just bought a brand new G5 iMac. It came with OSX 10.4.2 and iLife '05, but I wanted to run my iLife '06, which wants 10.4.3. So, I upgraded the OS, and then installed iLife '06. The remote control quit bringing up Front Row, very sad!! It still seems to work if you open a program and then use the remote within the particular program, but I liked the Front Row interface!! What gives? Is there a patch?


It sounds like your Front Row application has been broken or deactivated. Here is what I want you to try. First lets get rid of the broken version of Front Row. It is located at:

Macintosh HD/System/Library/CoreServices/Front

Drag the Front Row application to the trash. You will be prompted to enter your username and password after you put it in the trash. Now you will need to get a new Front Row. You can find it here but you will need to be running the latest version of Mac OS X, which is 10.4.5. After downloading and installing the new Front Row you will need to restart. That should get you couch-surfing with your iMac again.

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