AutoWallpaper 5.6.3103 and Lion

OS upgrades are supposed to be simple and straightforward, but somehow Apple has managed to make a complete pigs-ear of the Lion. The changes in the new OS means that the preferences folder is no longer usable by developers; this seems rather strange as the name implies it’s for preferences. So, what does this mean…

Well annoyingly I’ve had to make critical changes to AutoWallpaper to move the settings to a different location (Documents/AutoWallpaper), and as the preferences folder is not accessible I cannot automatically transfer the settings. Thanks Apple.

However for the technically minded it is possible to do it manually:

In Terminal app use:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

This will make the library folder viewable again. Now go into your library/preferences folder, find the AutoWallpaper one and move it to your Documents folder. Reload AutoWallpaper 5.6.3103 and it should locate all the settings.

For those that aren’t on Lion yet (lucky), then you can just move you settings from the library/preferences folder and be good to go.

What else is new in 5.6.3103:

A bug has been fixed that would damage a category if you delete an image from the wallpaper list using the right-click options. I’ve also corrected a problem with the mozaic effect that can sometimes occur and attempt to use images that don’t exist or are in other categories.

Download the update here.