Textedit Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MarkW19, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    For the past week, whenever I double-click a text/textedit file to open it, unless I open Textedit manually before, it won't automatically open Textedit with the file.

    It does work if Textedit is already open, or if I drag the text file onto the Textedit icon, it opens (even when closed). But double-clicking as normal doesn't do anything. I get the open "zooming" animation, but textedit doesn't open.

    All other apps behave as they should.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if the "rtf" extension has been remapped to nowhere ...
     
  4. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've tried the files with and without the extension, (and also .txt), and none work.

    Restarted a number of times over the past week.
     
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    If you do a "Get Info" on an "rtf" file, what does it say in the "Open with:" section?
     
  6. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Textedit.
     
  7. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hope someone can help. It's odd that only Textedit files behave like this, everything else is fine.

    I've Google'd, and found nothing. Repaired permissions, restarted, recreated the files, sill the same.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  9. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Tried that unfortunately. This is very annoying!
     

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