QuarkXPress 8 crashes on launch Mac OS 10.5.8

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QuarkXPress 8 crashes on launch Mac OS 10.5.8

Post by jaco4377 » 31 Oct 2017, 10:24

After years of working seamlessly QuarkXPress 8.15 on a Mac Pro running Mac OS 10.5.8 a few days ago it decides to crash on lunching.
I tried everything from reinstalling, deleting cache, preferences, applications support, both, user and system. Nothing!
I made a new user and there it works like a charm.
What could be the problem for the certain user? What else could I delete?


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Re: QuarkXPress 8 crashes on launch Mac OS 10.5.8

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 31 Oct 2017, 14:59

It can be many things, fonts, permissions, preferences etc.

I'd start with deleting preferences first, by default there are here:
/Users/<yourname>/Library/Preferences/Quark/QuarkXPress 8/

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