Happened with Numbers last week. Double click would not open file created a week before. Booted in safe mode and file opened but the scrolling through the spreadsheet was jerky and haphazard.
Console message in safe mode was:
12/12/2013 12:39:47.288 Numbers: Could not find image named 'sf_tb_icon_view'.
12/12/2013 12:39:47.671 Numbers: Layout still needs update after calling -[TSKScrollView layout]. TSKScrollView or one of its superclasses may have overridden -layout without calling super. Or, something may have dirtied layout in the middle of updating it. Both are programming errors in Cocoa Autolayout. The former is pretty likely to arise if some pre-Cocoa Autolayout class had a method called layout, but it should be fixed.
When I rebooted Numbers behaved normally. I have run Etrecheck, fixed permissions, run Onyx, checked the Console logs. Not sure what is going on. This morning Numbers, Pages, Text Edit, Preview and Keynote all ignoring double click to open, or Open recent. When I tried open with the Finder on a highlighted file for a pdf I got:
The application "Preview" can't be opened -1712 [fortunately, Quicklook is still functioning]
Any advice welcome. Time to reboot and do some more diagnostics.....a clean install looking more likely....pants.
Here is the hardware information....
MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir3,1
1 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 320M - VRAM: 256 MB
BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0
AirPlay: Version: 1.9
AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0
iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3
OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 2:5:36
APPLE SSD TS128C disk0 : (121.33 GB)
EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 120.47 GB (21.57 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB