Applications closing right after open


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2011

I am a happy Mac (MBP 13'' early 11 - Lion 10.7.2) owner for almost a year now.

However, for a few months I have noticed something a bit annoying:
Sometimes when I open some applications, specially Preview and Text Editor, the app icon appears in the dock but before the document actually opens the application closes and the icon disappears from the dock.

If I try to open it again everything goes smoothly and the document opens.

Any thoughts on why this is happening?