Possible Bad Front Row Side-Effect

/ 28 April 2007

Back when I had Front Row on my mac it created a plist for the IR receiver that among other things has a key for the IR hardware (enable or disable). It currently says “disable”. I’m worried that when I transfer my data over that it will affect the actual IR receiver. If it does I simply want to know if just modifying the plist and saving it will re-enable the device or if there’s a prefpane where I can properly change the preference key. Does anyone know if this will be a problem when migrating from one mac to another? Also, would it hurt my current system to change that preference now to eliminate the possible hassle when I first start using a MacBook? The file’s name is “com.apple.driver.AppleIRController.plist” and lives in /Library/Preferences. Any answers posted in the comments before August would be greatly appreciated.