Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How I Fixed My Mountain Lion Battery Issues

Jonathan Mitchell, and a number of his commenters, report that he managed to fix battery life issues on Mountain Lion by nuking his desktop preferences file. This seems like voodoo to me. The com.apple.desktop.plist file is just a bunch of cached paths and, as it sounds, desktop picture preferences. There’s no reason that resetting this file should actually increase battery life.