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I used iWeb 3.0.4 on Snow leopard but after i updated to lion 10.7.3, iWeb don't show project window. When i click on the app, it launches then nothing on screen, no project windows. I have removed the plist files again and again but nothing changed. I have a website and there is two month that i can't modify it !

I have reinstalled iWeb but no change.

So i have copied what happen when i click on app


Marqueur - 5 avr. 2012 12:09:12

Apr  5 12:09:17 MacBook-Pro-de-Djibryl-Coly iWeb[825]: Cannot lock focus on image <NSImage 0x158f260 Size={0, 0} Reps=(

          )>, because it is size zero.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2,3GHz/i5/4GB RAM/Intel HD Graphics
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    In Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.


    To open your domain file in Lion or to switch between multiple domain files Cyclosaurus has provided us with the following script that you can make into an Applescript application with Script Editor. Open Script Editor, copy and paste the script below into Script Editor's window and save as an application.

    do shell script "/usr/bin/defaults write iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"

    delay 1

    tell application "iWeb" to activate


    You can download an already compiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.


    Just launch the application, find and select the domain file you want to open and it will open with iWeb. It modifies the iWeb preference file each time it's launched so one can switch between domain files.

    WARNING: iWeb Switch Domain will overwrite an existing Domain.sites2 file if you select to create a new domain in the same folder.  So rename your domain files once they've been created to something other than the default name.



  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)

    Reboot your Mac and run Disk Utility to repair permissions.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    Try the following:


    1. delete the iWeb preference files, and, that resides in your Home() /Library/Preferences folder.

    3. go to your Home()/Library/Caches/ folder and delete its contents.

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    5. launch iWeb and try again.


    If that doesn't help continue with:


    1. move the domain file from your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder to the Desktop.
    2. launch iWeb, create a new test site, save the new domain file and close iWeb.
    3. go to the your Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder and delete the new domain file.
    4. move your original domain file from the Desktop to the iWeb folder.
    5. launch iWeb and try again.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    Ah ha!  You video just triggered something:  Try this:


    1 - close iWeb and open iPhoto.

    2  - select a couple of photos and use the Share ➙ iWeb ➙ Photos Page menu option.


    Give it a couple of tries if the first try doesn't help.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    I assume you were able to open a new domian file and create a new site, correct?  If that's the case the only other fix I can think of is the fix that Koeklin mentions in this topic: can't open a domain.sites.2: Apple Support Communities

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    Log into another user account on your Mac and see if you can launch iWeb and create a new domain file and website.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    I missed this from your first post: because it is size zero. It looks like the app is damaged so you'll have to reinstall iWeb.


    Move your iWeb applicaiton to the Trash bin in the Dock and along with all files with "iWeb" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the HD/Library/Receipts folder and from the /var/db/receipts/  folder,


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    Then re-install iWeb from the disk it came on originally.  If iWeb came installed on your MacBook Pro you should have a disk like one of these:



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