Installer Opening 100s Of Windows Each Time I Try To Install Something!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by PeteJames, May 23, 2013.

  1. PeteJames, May 23, 2013
    Last edited: May 23, 2013

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    PeteJames

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    This is really odd and its driving me mad. Last time I opened installer when I was browsing my receipts folder all the installers for all the apps in that folder opened. I've rebooted but every time I try to install and app these 100 odd receipts installers open automatically all over the screen. When I try to delete them manually installer crashes on the 3rd window deletion. When I force quit they simply return the next time I open installer :mad: Very odd indeed! Is there some way to reset installer? I've googled but the methods I found didn't work.

    I also seem to be getting a bug when copying folders - the folders don't refresh properly after the download has completed so it will still show the bar on the folder icon for time remaining and a cross to the top right like it is still copying. Force relaunch of finder solves this but it's still annoying.
     
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    You can open an app without "resuming" its open documents by holding shift when it launches, I think.
    If that doesn't work, <command><alt>W should close all open windows. <Command><alt>Q will close all windows and Quit.

    Sounds like you somehow accidentally selected the entire contents of the Receipts folder and then opened them.
     

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