MacBook Pro :: Textedit Won't Launch 10.7.4?

May 17, 2012

I updated from 10.7.3 to 10.7.4 last night. Now booting takes much longer - as if Finder is taking an extra 5 minutes to load. Then I tried to launch Preview and Textedit for work and neither will launch. They bounce in the dock for a couple of seconds then disappear. I've looked around the net and couldn't find anything that helps. Anyone got any idea how to fix this?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.2), 8 GB RAM

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OS X Mavericks :: TextEdit / Preview And Other Apple Applications Won't Launch?

Jun 21, 2014

For reasons which escape me, since I rebooted yesterday, I have been unable to launch TextEdit, Preview or Pages - they just say not responding when their icon is ctrl-clicked in the Dock. I just checked Numbers and Keynote, which I have never used and after their initial welcome screen, they too became unresponsive. As far as I can tell, GarageBand, iPhoto and probably others in iLife are unaffected, neither are Mail and Safari. 

I found that a similar problem was being experienced a few years ago by some people using TextEdit and Preview and it was solved by re-signing the application in Terminal. I have tried that but it hasn't worked. I have repaired permissions and I'm just downloading the Mavericks installer so that I can make a USB installer and re-install OS X 10.9.3. 

I am downloading which may save me the trouble of re-installing OS X 10.9.3, I'd be very grateful.

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Feb 22, 2012

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Mar 17, 2012

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I hate this and now will need to download a different simple text-editing program. A scrollbar is necessary for text writing. Shame on Apple.

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Apr 25, 2012

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Is there any easy way to do this-- other than typing them? Otherwise, I've got a lot of typing to do.

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Jan 18, 2010

Hi everyone! I made the switch to Mac recently after my Dell laptop crashed, and I had just had enough of Vista. I'm LOVING it and getting accustomed to it, but one thing is driving me completely CRAZY and I hate it-

I run a website and on my PC, I would simply edit the coding myself, in notepad. They are PHP files, and uploaded perfectly, no problems.

I opened the file to update the site tonight and it opened in Opera, and didnt show my code. I selected to open it in textedit, and edited it fine, uploaded, etc. After awhile, I found something else that needed to be updated and opened in TextEdit again and now it only shows me a PREVIEW of that PHP file, and not the coding. How can I fix this-- or what else can I use that's going to strictly show me the code only and edit it?

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Jun 4, 2012

My computer is set up with a network drive that does not allow for the new feature "versions" to function properly. I guess at some point a window popped up and asked if I wanted to save anyway and I clicked the "do not show message again" and cancel. Well it has remembered my choice to not show this message again but now it just permanently overwrites and saves text files when I close them without even hesitating. So 10 minutes ago I had a very important file open and accidentally modified it, I was done with the file but did not want to save it so instead of undoing I just closed the file. This new system has completely overwritten the file with this new version and when I reopen it there are no undo options or previous versions available to restore. How do I turn this stupid feature off?

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I tried to individually restore TextEdit from Time Machine but a dialog box says "'' can't be modified or deleted because it's required by OS X."  Interestingly, TextEdit worked fine just the day before but, according to Time Machine, it has been broken since January.  I tried to restore it from the January backup, but the same dialog box pops up telling me it can't be done.

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The screen grabs appear on screen but when I print the document the wider images do not print although they leave a gap in the text equal to their height.

I have:

Adjusted the preferences:

� for window width which is in No of Characters (how wide is a character when you are using rtf?)

� checked Wrap to window which shows a page view but the margins don't change

� I have created an entire new page in Page Setup with fixed margins and selected it but nothing changes

Mac Help says the margins can be altered by dragging the page margin markers in the ruler, but they will not drag outside what seems to be the default margins, This wouldn't help with top and bottom margins anyway.

I have tried using Acrobat PDF as the printer but again I get no further options and nothing changes.

I am at my wits end. TextEdit is almost temptingly useful except for the weird UI.

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May 11, 2009

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May 15, 2009

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Feb 16, 2010

I have a rather silly query. With most windows, they open in the last position and size that they were closed. This general behaviour appears to hold true for most applications, whether system preferences, native applications, or third party applications. However, I have noted - to my great frustration - that TextEdit does not conform to this behaviour. Instead, it chooses to open in a specific place and size each time, regardless of what I do. Anything I can do to fix this.

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Feb 8, 2012

I've been using Microsoft Notepad to create web pages.  Now I have an iMac, I've tried to use TextEdit, but when I save the the file as html you can see all my code. Do I need a Mac version of Notepad

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Even though my permissions are set to read write, I can't save changes to a TextEdit file. The program keeps saying I don't have permission and asks me if I want to create a duplicate. How can I fix this?

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Feb 13, 2012

I have been happily using TextEdit to write text in Roman and Arabic script for the last few months. Today, without warning, TextEdit quit unexpectedly while I was half-way through writing a document.

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