Correct. The only solution I've been able to find on the net is to remove the Quark folder from /library/preferences and the com.quark.QuarkXPress.plist file from /users/ME/library/preferences
Then Quark will launch. But I then have to re-establish my preferences, print styles, etc., etc. every time.
The next time I launch Quark I have to do this again.
BUT...sometimes...if I start up Quark and continue to try to launch and re-open and re-open, many, many times...Quark will finally hit it right and launch. A pain and can take five, ten, twenty or more tries.
So. Starting in safe boot works. Quark launches no problem.
Seems like my problem is with Suitcase.
I reopened normally and quit Suitcases, which opens upon startup.
Upon restart with Suitcases not opening Quark launches properly.
Not every time however, but almost every other time. Go figure.
Perhaps I introduced some font problem in the last couple of months with a new font that a client sent to me. Don't recall. Have been using Quark for years and nothing much has changed on my G5 since Apple no longer updates OSX 10.4.11.
Summarizing, Quark opens almost every time with Suitcases not open.
Quark, however, does not open every time.
What do you suggest from here?
Hi. I've finished reading the font cache discussion pages. Twice.
I'm getting into Font Finagler and will work with Suitcases to hopefully solve my problem.
I'll get back to you when this has been done with results info.
You'll probably be asleep by then (LOL) so we'll be in touch tomorrow.
Unless you are a night owl.
I ran Font Finagler to clean out font caches.
With Suitcases off I can launch Quark, but not every time. But launches within three or four tries.
Then, when Quark is open, I open Suitcases and am ready to go.
That is better than before. But that's not right. Just better.
I've deleted the Suitcase preferences and .plist. That required reloading fonts. Also ran Font Finagler once more.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne, Quark opens almost every time with or without Suitcases open. Not every time but almost.
That seems to be the best at this point.
Any further ideas.
I'm working on it.
I'm back to where I started. Quark launches after several tries. Better with Suitcases off. Then turned back on.
I'm done for tonight.
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