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Re: WP Document Window doesn't open from Finder [was: Re: Finder hack for Classic]

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  • ICLUF Legal Director Randall C. Wilson
    thanks, I was under Panther, have recently upgraded to Tiger. ... -- /s/ Randall C. Wilson, Esq. Legal Director Iowa Civil Liberties Union Foundation
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 15, 2005
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      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
      >sure it
      >will help, but who knows?
      >
      >Before Tiger, this meant deleting the following files, then restarting:
      >
      > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices.6B.csstore
      > ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices.UserCache.csstore
      > ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist
      >
      >On Tiger the organization and naming of the files have changed, it
      >should be
      >something like:
      >
      > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-0140.csstore
      > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-014501.csstore
      > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-014504.csstore
      > ~/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?
      >
      >Good luck!
      >
      >David Derbes
      >
      >>
      >> >John, I have, more than once, rebuilt the OS 9 desktop, and repaired
      >> >permissions, including OS 9 disk permissions, and still the OS X
      >> Finder
      >> >will not open files in Classic apps including WP. I'd not found any
      >> >information about this anywhere (until I found this old hack
      >> article).
      >> >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
      >> opportunity.
      >> >
      >> >Tom
      >>
      >> --
      >> /S/ Randall
      >>
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      >>
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      /s/ Randall C. Wilson, Esq.
      Legal Director
      Iowa Civil Liberties Union Foundation

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