When I use Repair Disk Permissions I suspect it isn't working. In the results window, other than "Repairing permissions for hdd" and "permissions repair complete" there are no other details. Yes I know you might say well perhaps there is nothing to repair but apparently there has been nothing to repair ever since shortly after I installed Lion and about a dozen third party apps which I find completely unusual. I have always had at least a few permission go awry from time to time. Just to try another step I booted into Repair Utilities and then Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACL's. That just seemed to hang; not completing even after about an hour. (perhaps DHS, Anonymous or Art Bell is in my machine?!?) Any thoughts on what is going on? I'm baffled ATM.