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    Dec 06, 2006
    Some programs simply won't open...
    Hey guys I'm really new here (first post), but I'm hoping you can give me some much-needed help. I have an Intel MacBook Pro, and recently some of the programs have simply been not opening. Limewire, Windows Media Player, Yahoo Messenger, any of the Microsoft Office Applications, and many other programs fail to open. They bounce in the dock once or twice and then disappear, at best. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and that doesn't work. All of the software is up to date also. Any help would be great, as this is an extremely aggrivating problem. Thanks

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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    Have you try repairing permissions.

    applications -> utilities -> disk utility

    Select your system disk, then select the repair permission button.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Member Since
    Dec 06, 2006
    Yeah I have tried repairing permissions more than once. Still not working

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    Zoolook's Avatar
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    Sep 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, New York
    I bet all the apps you're trying to run are PowerPC apps and you have an issue with Rosetta.

    Just go to the application (in the Apps folder). Click on it once and do Apple-I to get the info, then ensure 'open under rosetta' is clicked.

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
    - Joan D. Vinge

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    Member Since
    Dec 06, 2006
    Hmmm....well I tried that, but "Open using Rosetta" isn't even an option! I guess that would be my problem, but how would I fix that?

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