double-click, launch, and then nothing!!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by robots r gr8, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. robots r gr8 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2003
    ok... has this happened to anyone else?

    in certain applications (like some video players, and little apps, etc...), when i double-click on the application icon, it makes all the appropriate motions as if it is going to launch, but then nothing happens. is the app just not panther compatible? what's going on here?

    thanks in advance!
  2. scan300 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    I've had a similar symptom. An app will launch then not appear. In the dock the app shows that it has launched , but you can't do anything with it, and no windows have opened in the app.

    Basically I quit/force quit out of everything and tried again, and the app started. (I may have restarted the computer but I'm not sure.)

    I haven't had anything consistently fail to start yet.
  3. PixelFactory macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    Had the same thing happen with Mail and Safari. Happened after loading fonts into Font Book. I think it was a corrupt or conflicting font because when I removed the fonts (manually... Font book erases fonts when you delete them) everything went back to normal.

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