Re: WP Document Window doesn't open from Finder [was: Re: Finder hack for Classic]
- thanks, I was under Panther, have recently upgraded to Tiger.
>On Aug 15, 2005, at 10:16 AM, Randall C. Wilson wrote:--
>> I reported this same problem months ago on this list but got no
>> responses (Finder launching WP but the WP file you are opening does
>> not appear following launch in a document window. I don't know what
>> causes this, I am using utilities to automate and repair permissions,
>> The problem seemed to go away for a while but I noted ig again the
>> other day.
>> What I discovered was that the WP files were in fact opening in
>> WordPerfect when double clicked in finder, but the document windows
>> were absent. If you use the "Close Window" command after the window
>> fails to appear, you can then quickly re-access the document from
>> Wordperfect's "Open Latest" menu.
>> A way to avoid the problem is to always open the document you want
>> from Word Perfect's open menu or command. (Perhaps I have always
>> gone to doing this so that is why the problem seemed to go away.)
>> I looked at the "Finder" hack suggested earlier and it did not seem
>> attractive. Some of the drawbacks that come with the hack sound
>> worse than the missing window problem in WP.
>I don't know if your problem is in Tiger or otherwise.
>After upgrading to OS X 10.4.2, I was not able to start Adobe
>Illustrator 10.0.3. When I double-clicked on it, surprise, up opened
>Script Editor. On another list (LaTex on Mac OS X) a very smart
>person (Bruno Voisin) suggested the following:
>"You may try rebuilding the Launch Services database. I'm not quite
>will help, but who knows?
>Before Tiger, this meant deleting the following files, then restarting:
>On Tiger the organization and naming of the files have changed, it
> ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist "
>(the numbers may be different on your own computer, but this is the
>format of the files.)
>This solved my Ilustrator problem. I do not know if it will solve
>your WP problem, but what have you got to lose?
>> >John, I have, more than once, rebuilt the OS 9 desktop, and repaired
>> >permissions, including OS 9 disk permissions, and still the OS X
>> >will not open files in Classic apps including WP. I'd not found any
>> >information about this anywhere (until I found this old hack
>> >I'd welcome any further suggestions.
>> >> WP files (one or more) should open from the OSX Finder. Have
>> >> you rebuilt your OS 9 desktop (in the Classic prefpane) or
>> >> repaired OS 9 disk permissions (from Disk Utility's File
>> >> menu)?
>> >> IAC UltraClip v. 2 is now in development.
>> >I'm back to testing the new version now. Thank you for the
>> /S/ Randall
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