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Switching clients [Apr. 29th, 2004|03:26 pm]
Kurt Onstad
[Current Mood |annoyedannoyed]
[Current Music |Yer Blues - Beatles - White Album]

This probably won't actually affect anything you guys see, but I recently switched from using iJournal to xJournal as my client. "Why?", you may ask. And there's where the story gets stupid. See, LiveJournal has been telling me for a while now to change my password because it's too easy to guess. So, finally, I did. Unfortunately, when I did, iJournal refused to recognize the change, and kept trying to log me in with my old password, thus making me type in the new password every time. I did quite a few tricks to get iJournal to forget the old password. I unchecked "Save Password", typed in the new password, and rechecked "Save Password." That didn't work. I unchecked "Save Password" and quit, then reopened the program. Nope, still saved. I threw away the Preferences file and reopened the program. Password was still there. I tossed every file with "iJournal" in the name (including the program itself), emptied the trash, then downloaded and reinstalled the software fresh. And yet, still somehow it remembered my old password and wouldn't let it go.

So, I installed xJournal, and put my new password into it. Works fine!

Of course, just as I was writing this entry, I thought I had figured out where I needed to go to get that password out of my computer permanently. But, changing it there (Keychain Access) actually made things worse, believe it or not. All right, iJournal goes away forever...

If any OS X users could tell me where to go in case I need to do this in the future, and need it done correctly, that'd be greatly appreciated...

[User Picture]From: countessaurelia
2004-04-29 03:37 pm (UTC)

yes... OS X is cool AND frustrating

I had a similar issue with iChat and wanting to change my password.. I ended up just going to the AIM web page and changing it there, all official-like, then signing on again with iChat and the new password, and now it's fine. For my issue, I went to the source. I don't know if that will work with LJ. I've not downloaded a client, I still like doin' stuff web based.

Well, hope that helps. *hug* Good to see you writing. Been a long time.
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2004-04-29 05:57 pm (UTC)
I have an extra PC that's just taking up space in my house anytime you come to your senses.... ;)
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2004-04-29 11:35 pm (UTC)
With this as my biggest computer issue I'm having, I think I'll stick with my Mac, thank you.
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