Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to softwater)
Thank you for your prompt answer,
Will this be a permanent solution to the "bug" or it's just a "third" option to close apps that refuse to quit and remain running in the background?
Thank you again for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to givemeabrake)
No, it's not a way to close apps. It's a way to restart the Dock, which may be all you need to do.
If it doesn't work, you can try a couple of other things. But one at a time.
Did you try it yet?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to givemeabrake)
This is normal under Lion. "Quitting" an application doesn't necessarily terminate the underlying process. See below:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to softwater)
Thank you for your patience.
I have to make clear, that I (cannot) reproduce the bug.
I made what you recommended right away after your last post and I will be checking often to see if tis happens again.
Even though, I want to tell you, in case that we can go to the second step, that 3 days ago I have restarted the dock several times when refreshing my dock icons customizations. (Some of them went back to their default after updates last 6 months).
Yesterday, I found those apps running in the background!
To restart the dock I have used the script:
tell application "Dock" to quit
tell application "Dock" to activate
Should we continue to the next step?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc Davis wrote:
Interesting reading, though I'm not sure why that would still show up in the Force Quit menu. Application background processes don't normally show in there. I also couldn't replicate the Ars Technica claim with Preview, TextEdit, Safari or Mail (the last two of which have been open and running several hours). You'd think if Lion was going to do that for anything, it would be something that had had recent heavy use.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to givemeabrake)
Try the solution posted here:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to softwater)
I just got TextEdit process running in the background after quitting it from the dock.
I ran the command you suggested, the dock restarted, but i have still TextEdit running in the background.