[Merged] Limewire 5 Won't open now!!

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  1. Azin Squeeze macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday it worked fine but now today it just won't open at all. I click on the program and it pops in my dock for literally less than half a second and then nothing. I have everything up to date on my intel macbook pro so I have no clue what the problem can be.
     
  2. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Limewire not opening?

    Hey,

    I just tried to open Limewire on my Mac.
    However it just bounces once then does nothing.
    I'm not sure why it's not opening but I tried reinstalling and nothing.

    Any suggestions?

    Could it have been something I have downloaded lately:
    - OS X 10.5.7 (haven't opened limewire since 10.5.6)
    - Java update released a couple of days
    - Safari 4.0?
    - Anything else - these are the only ones that I think would affect it...

    Thank you in advance.
     
  3. beautamuss macrumors newbie

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    HA. same thing happened to me today. can't seem to figure it out. pretty frustrating. any ideas?
     
  4. volsgod macrumors newbie

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  5. tennisplaya2004 macrumors newbie

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    The Java Update broke Limewire. Same thing happened to me
     
  6. anirudh macrumors 6502

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    Limewire... WTF...

    Limewire was running as it should on my unibody macbook. then after installing the safari and the latest leopard update, when I click on the limewire icon, it just wont open. Kinda crashes always. Is this a common problem??? Which are the other popular P2P programs that I can use?
     
  7. Jon1323 macrumors member

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    I know!!! same problem for me why the hell won't it work
     
  8. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    OP, done any system/software updates recently before it stopped working?

    EDIT: By the sounds of it it's relating to the new Safari 4 update.
     
  9. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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  10. Jon1323 macrumors member

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    Btw i think it was either the Safari4 or new java update that screwed it up but the older version of limewire works which is version 4.17 so OP you could try going back to that.
     
  11. fpbecker macrumors member

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    Pretty easy really: Open the Java Preferences (Applications -> Utilities -> Java Preferences).

    In the General tab set the order to determine which Java VM is used thusly:

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    That's it.
     
  12. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    Same things happening here., I do recall a Java update a few days ago, haven't done anything noteworthy since then, except for install Spotify!!!!!! :D:D
     
  13. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    Changing the Java thing didn't work, It still doesn't open!
     
  14. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    After I installed Safari, Limewire wouldn't connect to wherever it connects to and I hated the look of the interface, so I got FrostWire and it works better than Limewire. It's good for those situations when I have no iTunes credit left and I really want a song :D
     
  15. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Second, this is most likely due to the Safari 4 update. Major updates to Safari (ie 1 -> 2) change the whole way things work with the internet including Mail and a few other. I can't remember where I read it, but that is probably what is happening.
     
  16. Sky Blue Guest

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    No, that's not what's happening at all.
     
  17. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    BTW, Why did the Mods merge the thread, and not shut it down?:confused::confused:
     
  18. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Because the thread is about Limewire not opening, not about where to download torrents or why my pirated iApp isn't working etc.

    Let's keep it on topic.
     
  19. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

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    limewire dosent open :(

    why dosent my limewire open :( it bounces only once time and dosent open :( i have 10.5.7 with the newsest updates and limewire 5 or the newest one any advice
     
  20. sam011989 macrumors regular

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    i tried opening mine for the first time in probably 3-5 months. it's doing the same thing.

    reinstalled limewire to no success, rebooted to no success.

    any help anyone?
     
  21. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I have LW 4.18 installed and it's working fine?

    I have noticed that the updated Java has messed with my G4FanControl app where I can't even use it. The whole windows slides to the right outside it's window and I can't scroll :(.
     

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  22. kazkom macrumors newbie

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    which one?

    which what? i have opened the java preferences now what do i do? says set whish java something to open thustly? i am clueless which java do i set to open thustly???? confusion
     
  23. eldino1 macrumors newbie

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    Explanation from fpbecker please

    I agree with kazkom i am not sure what to do in The Java Preferences once I open it. Can you clarify fpbecker?
     
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