Snow Leopard...OS X apps won't open. Until Restart.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wonderbutt, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. wonderbutt macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    I just bought (1 month ago or so) a new core i7 15" MacBook Pro.
    It has the latest update to 10.6.4.
    And I am seething with anger.
    I never thought I'd say this, but by almost every respect, Windows 7 is more reliable and stable than Snow Leopard.
    Snow Leopard is pure garbage, in terms of those two criteria.
    My issue, among many is that I have noticed, several times, that I click on an app in the dock, or in the Applications folder, and they bounce in the dock for a few seconds, and then NOTHING.
    Thing is, these are all OS X apps: Safari, Mail, iWeb, Console, iTunes.
    Maddeningly, third party apps will work.
    I have to restart in order to use Mail or Safari.
    This is pathetic.
    I am ranting here a bit, but really, I am here to see if anyone else has this issue, and if there is a solution.
  2. stanfordb macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2010
    During the last year i had this issue 2 times (avg. uptime without restarting: 30-40 days), Console-Output log did not help to solve the problem - but as you said, restarting did fix it.

    And looking back to my windows days, i can say with a big smile - i can live with that :)

    Seems to be rare though, 6/7 of my families Macs did not have this issue once, and i only know 2 other guys that experienced the same.
  3. wonderbutt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Thanks for the reply.
    Yeah the Widgets don't work, system prefs soes not work.
    It's happened tonight, again. It's very frustrating.
    Can't wait for this godawful mess called Snow Leopard to **** off when Lion comes out. But who knows what will happen with that one?
    I think I need to clean install Leopard.
  4. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Mac OS X 10.6.4 works perfectly fine. The issue is on your computer.
    Before the extreme solution of re-installing, try the usual two procedures:
    - reset PRAM;
    - Repair permissions with Disk Utility.

    Also take a look at the items that launch at login, you can see that in the System Preferences -> Users panel.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    ROTF. Cool story bro.

    Do you know that's not normal?
  6. wonderbutt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Hi and thanks for your reply.\I know about PRAM, I've been doing it since my first Mac in 1998.
    Also, I have repaired permissions, it's one of the first things I do when errors this retarded show up.
    Same problem now. Using the keyboard to even lower the volume won't work.
    I am about to install Leopard on this laptop.
  7. wonderbutt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Who are you replying to?

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