Intel Mac :: Double Clicking Icon Won't Open The Application?

Jun 19, 2012

Why some of my application cannot be open by double clicking the Icon ? and I also tried by right clicking it, the  Open it< but still won't work. I tried this with Onyx, photoshop and vuze application.

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Product: 20 inch iMac
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: 250 GB ( 81.41 GB Free)
Version: 10.9.3

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My perfectly wonderful Mini has started doing the following, in this order:

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Second, the next morning, I suddenly couldn't drag the cursor across a word, or a sentence, etc. Now it was really getting annoying, because in my work I paste and copy a lot, and this caused me much, much extra work, so it's not a minor gripe.

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