On the MBA of a friend (10.10.3) when I double click on PDF or JPG files to open them with Preview, the app opens but the file does not display 90% of the time. If I press Space the document displays fine in quicklook.

What I've done:

  • Looked on the Console => no message on it
  • Fixed permissions => no change.

I'd love to not re-install the system to fix the issue, is there anything I could try to open the document normally?

  • What error message do you get when double clicking on PDF and JPEG files? Is it only those that don't display correctly the majority of the time? – mjturner Jul 8 '15 at 9:33
  • @mjturner I don't get error message, it just doesn't open the file. I only tried with PDF & JPEG because that's my main use. – Thomas Ayoub Jul 8 '15 at 9:59
  • &Thomas Can you try exiting Preview.app and seeing if that helps? It's odd that you don't at least get an error message. Are the files on a network drive or are they local (not that it should make a difference...)? – mjturner Jul 8 '15 at 10:02
  • @mjturner once it start bugging there is no way back, no matter how many times I close the app. The files are local and I can open its without problem on my own mac – Thomas Ayoub Jul 8 '15 at 10:04

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