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Folders keep closing by themselves

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evilelf Calculating status...
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Jan 24, 2009 11:54 AM
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!

richard
imac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Heruka Calculating status...
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:27 PM (in response to evilelf)
    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.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:46 PM (in response to evilelf)
    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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    Jan 24, 2009 1:22 PM (in response to evilelf)
    You are most welcome! Glad it worked.




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  • Heruka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2009 3:20 PM (in response to MGW)
    This solved my problem !!! Thanks very much... Nasty problem.
    -Bryce
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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:11 PM (in response to Heruka)
    It is a nasty problem, and you are not alone in having been hit by it.






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    Jan 26, 2009 1:50 PM (in response to MGW)
    Richard and Miriam,
    I had the same problem until I read these posts!
    I tried it and it worked also.

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

    Peace,
    wonderfulkat
    Redondo Beach,Ca.
    imc g5, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
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    Jan 27, 2009 2:19 PM (in response to MGW)
    Thank you. Thank you. I was about to lose my cool. That did the trick!
    Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz 15" MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
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    Jan 28, 2009 12:03 AM (in response to Sally Radovich)
    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?
    iMacG5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Apple's goodwill to long time customers is over rated
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:26 PM (in response to MGW)
    This was such a big help! Solved my problem and, yes, it was driving me crazy!
    THANK YOU!
    G5 dual processor
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    Feb 10, 2009 1:10 PM (in response to MGW)
    Miriam,

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

    Braner Creative
    G5 Dual 2.5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Feb 10, 2009 1:58 PM (in response to branercreative)







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