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Prodo123
Jul 22, 2011, 09:59 PM
Remember when you press ⌘+Q it completely closed the application? Now Lion may "close" it but keep it running in the background to make it look like it boots a lot faster.

Of course, with this system errors like this come up.
Note the dock indicators.



alvarodonaire
Jul 22, 2011, 10:09 PM
In that specific case, you have to kill iTunes helper

r.j.s
Jul 22, 2011, 10:10 PM
Actually, the dock indicators are pretty much useless ... they can be turned off, and some apps may have their states reversed - i.e. they are on when the app is closed and off when the app is open ... you may have itunes open.

Prodo123
Jul 22, 2011, 10:14 PM
Actually, the dock indicators are pretty much useless ... they can be turned off, and some apps may have their states reversed - i.e. they are on when the app is closed and off when the app is open ... you may have itunes open.

Look at iCal. I have it enabled. And iTunes obviously isn't reversed.
I went to Activity Monitor and killed the process that gave this popup and the install went fine. Didn't even have to kill iTunes Helper. Perhaps it's another flaw?

johnhw
Jul 22, 2011, 10:15 PM
Are you installing Xcode? If so, kill iTunesHelper.

me_94501
Jul 22, 2011, 10:20 PM
John Siracusa's Lion review has some (highly technical) info that may explain why this is happening:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2011/07/mac-os-x-10-7.ars/8#process-model

Prodo123
Jul 22, 2011, 10:22 PM
John Siracusa's Lion review has some (highly technical) info that may explain why this is happening:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2011/07/mac-os-x-10-7.ars/8#process-model

That was what I was referring to.