14 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2013 9:26 AM by BDAqua
jayg00 Level 1 Level 1

When I select a document and mouse over "Open with' all the apps that can open that document show up fine but there at least four of each app listed. Sometimes it take 5 or 10 seconds because the list is so long. How can I remedy this?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Solved by BDAqua on May 17, 2013 11:39 PM Solved



Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions...


Reset Launch Services...






PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.






Reply by Klaus1 on May 17, 2013 4:03 PM Helpful

I think your system needs some TLC! Try an Archive and Install:


How to Archive & Install:




and this also:



Reply by Klaus1 on May 18, 2013 12:57 AM Helpful

jayg00 wrote:


I do not have an install disc anymore. :-(  Lost everything in  'it's a long story category'.

Call Apple Customer Support 1-800-767-2775, provide the Serial Number and specifications of the Mac, and for a reasonable fee, they will supply a replacement set of system discs (if available).


The discs will be for the original version of the OS that was pre-installed when the Mac was manufactured.

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