11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2014 5:52 AM by Frank Caggiano
toddpeperkorn Level 1 Level 1

So when I close Aperture, it immediately reopens itself.  I've quit.  I've repair the database.  There's nothing plugged in to trigger the import feature.

 

Help!


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 13", 8gb RAM, 256gb HD (late 2012)
Reply by léonie on Jan 17, 2014 8:39 AM Helpful

There's nothing plugged in to trigger the import feature.

Nothing at all? Not even an iPod, a memory stick, a picture Cd in the CD drive?  Have you restarted the system, and does it still go on?

 

Check your User login items (in the System Preferences > Users&Groups >Login Items), if something is running, that might trigger Aperture.

 

Have you been opening a document, when aperture is launching? sometimes the "Open with" is set incorrectly for documents. If you can remember, what you tried to open, when paerture launched, check the "open with" for that document in the Finder with "File > Get Info"

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  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    There's nothing plugged in to trigger the import feature.

    Nothing at all? Not even an iPod, a memory stick, a picture Cd in the CD drive?  Have you restarted the system, and does it still go on?

     

    Check your User login items (in the System Preferences > Users&Groups >Login Items), if something is running, that might trigger Aperture.

     

    Have you been opening a document, when aperture is launching? sometimes the "Open with" is set incorrectly for documents. If you can remember, what you tried to open, when paerture launched, check the "open with" for that document in the Finder with "File > Get Info"

  • toddpeperkorn Level 1 Level 1

    All good questions.  You have basically outlined my troubleshooting.  There's nothing connected or running.

     

    I've disabled all the login items.

     

    There are no other documents being opened.  Everything else is closed and I simply go to the dock, right click on Aperture and select quit.  Or, go into Aperture and select quit.

     

    FWIW, I've also changed libraries, tried opening from a library, and reset a couple times.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

    Try from a different user account. Use the Guest account or make a new one.

     

    This will at least let us know if the problem is on your system or only in your account.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6

    Just in case -- have you done a cold reboot?  Have you looked at the Force Quit dialog (or Activity Monitor) for running processes?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    Does the same happen, when you are opening Aperture from a different User Account? If not, I'd try troubleshooting the Preferences and Presets, as described in this support article: 

     

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

     

     

    If the same happens from a different user account, check for a system issue.  Look at the Activity Monitor utility, what processes are active, and at the Console window  for diagnostic messages, that are appearing at the time of the launching.

    (both apps: Activitiy Monitor and Console are in the folder Applications > Utilities).

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

    IN addition when did the problem start? What was done on the system prior to the problem starting?

  • toddpeperkorn Level 1 Level 1

    Here's the error I get in the Console when I quit Aperture and it immediately reopens:

     

         1/24/14 2:47:23.396 PM Aperture[858]: The function `CGContextClear' is obsolete and will be removed in an      upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is      thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.

     

    I'm going to go try it in a different user.

  • toddpeperkorn Level 1 Level 1

    ...and to reply to myself....

     

    It does not have the problem when I go into another user.

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    I'm getting the same warning, when Aperture launches:

    24/01/14 23:54:58,918 Aperture[703]: The function `CGContextClear' is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.

    But Aperture does not relaunch automatically after quitting, so that does not seem to be related.

     

    Is your Aperture version also Aperture 3.5.1?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    It does not have the problem when I go into another user.

    So the problem is specific to your own user account.

    Then try troubleshooting the Preferences and Presets, as described in this support article:

     

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

    toddpeperkorn wrote:

     

    Here's the error I get in the Console when I quit Aperture and it immediately reopens:

     

         1/24/14 2:47:23.396 PM Aperture[858]: The function `CGContextClear' is obsolete and will be removed in an      upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is      thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.

     

    I'm going to go try it in a different user.

    That error is unlikely to have anything to do with your problem.

     

    It does not have the problem when I go into another user.

    Ok that's good. What happens of you make a new library in your account as a test and use that for a bit. Same problem?

     

    If the probem still occurs with the new library you should move the  Aperture preference file out, if it doesn't try runnning a library repair.

     

    regards