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Mach Desktop Support

Mach Desktop was running fine with version 1.x now I updated to version 2.0, and now it won't launch. I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5

Please install the 10.7.5 supplemental update, this fixes an issue with Sandboxing that may affect Macs running 10.7.5.

Mach Desktop isn't working right. How can I fully uninstall it?

In most cases, removing Mach Desktop.app from the Applications folder is not necessary. What is important, is to remove the sandbox container. Navigate to /Users/*yourname*/Library/Containers/


(You may have to use the "Go to Folder…" option in the Finder, use "~/Library/Containers/", this will automatically take you to your personal sandbox container directory.) Look for a folder named "com.machsoftwaredesign.desktop" Delete this folder, then launch Mach Desktop. Mach Desktop will be reverted to default settings.

I've opened Mach Desktop and there's no icon in the Dock, what's going on here?

No icon appears in the Dock for Mach Desktop. Instead of that, a desktop icon shows up in the Status Bar near the top-right of the screen. Click on this to bring up a menu, in which you can start/stop the desktop animation, customize preferences, and quit Mach Desktop.

Where can I get those cool white icons used in the screenshots?

You can find them and thousands of other aesthetically pleasing icons at Interface Lift. You can also check out this really cool application called CandyBar, which makes it super easy to change icons throughout the entire file system.

Where can I get more 3D Quartz compositions?

Check out quartzcompositions.com.

Where can I get Quicktime movies to put on my desktop?

Both Apple's movie trailer website and the iTunes Store offer videos in HD. However, YouTube is the most popular video website on the web. And you can download YouTube videos in HD straight from Safari or Firefox: No extra software is required. Simply drag this link to your Bookmarks Bar:

DL YouTube HD

The next time you're at a YouTube HD video, simply click on the button in the Bookmarks Bar. A button will appear on the YouTube page allowing you to download the HD video.

Any other place to get some nice HD videos?

Try NASA's HD video collection for some truly breathtaking videos.