12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2009 1:58 PM by MGW
evilelf Level 1 (0 points)
About every minute or so, all open folders close by themselves. If I an using a program, the computer goes back to the finder, and then closes all folders (leaving me in the finder, with the program still open). HELP!


imac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Heruka Level 1 (0 points)
    I have exactly the same problem. It happened right after I installed a new QT upgrade. I'm thinking time to move up from Tiger.
  • MGW Level 7 (27,025 points)
    This from a post by JoeJoeBee should solve your problem:

    +It seems all to be linked to Stuffit and a preference called Stuffit AVR (Archive Via Rename): In your system preferences go to the bottom and click on the Stuffit AVR option. Click the Stuffit AVR tab+
    +on the left, and click the "STOP" button. This should do the trick. For some reason this is cycling through our desktop/finder and causing so much of the frustration since this update.+

    Please let us know if it helps,

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  • evilelf Level 1 (0 points)
    This seems to have done the trick!!

    THANK YOU!!!

  • MGW Level 7 (27,025 points)
    You are most welcome! Glad it worked.

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  • Heruka Level 1 (0 points)
    This solved my problem !!! Thanks very much... Nasty problem.
  • MGW Level 7 (27,025 points)
    It is a nasty problem, and you are not alone in having been hit by it.

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  • wonderfulkat Level 1 (0 points)
    Richard and Miriam,
    I had the same problem until I read these posts!
    I tried it and it worked also.

    What a pain that was to work on webpages with the finder going on and off every 45 seconds!

    Redondo Beach,Ca.
  • Sally Radovich Level 1 (55 points)
    Thank you. Thank you. I was about to lose my cool. That did the trick!
  • Basman Level 1 (0 points)
    I wonder if we should all be so thankful for Apple to have put out yet another crummy update that runs afoul of a common mac app such as Stuffit, which has been around since the 80s and which they have unceremoniously dumped in favor of zip files (or should I say Winzip?). Seems like yet another example in a long list of devious ways Apple has to force people to upgrade their Macs or trash them in favor of their latest offerings - whether they want or really needed to or not. Yes - I too have the window closing disease - thank you ever so much, Cupertino. Does anybody have a way to get rid of the Quicktime update?
  • RePlayMag Level 1 (0 points)
    This was such a big help! Solved my problem and, yes, it was driving me crazy!
  • branercreative Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Thank you.. You have saved my day, I was also on the verge of installing new system software!

    Braner Creative
  • MGW Level 7 (27,025 points)

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