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Part VI: Appendices > Problems That Aren't Problems

B.1. Problems That Aren't Problems

Before you panic, accept the possibility that whatever is frustrating you is a Mac OS X difference, not a Mac OS X problem. Plenty of "problems" turn out simply to be quirks of the way Mac OS X works. For example:

  • My System Preferences controls are dimmed. As noted in Chapter 8, many of Mac OS X's control panels are off-limits to Standard account holders. That is, only people with Administrator accounts are allowed to make changes, as indicated by the padlock icon at the lower-left corner of such panels.


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