Bug: Mac OS X 10.7.3 and QuarkXPress

There is a problem with recent versions of QuarkXPress and Mac OS X 10.7.3. Quark recommends NOT updating to 10.7.3 until they can work out a solution with Apple.

The problem is that after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7.3, some icons in QuarkXPress palettes disappear. One workaround that has helped some users is to change Quark’s preferences so that the XTensions Manager always appears when QuarkXPress launches. Here’s where to do that:

After re-launching QuarkXPress, most or all of the icons should reappear.

To prevent the reoccurence of this issue, launch Disk Utility (in Applications/Utilities), select your hard disk, and click Repair Disk Permissions.

But the best approach is to NOT upgrade to 10.7.3 until Quark issues a fix.

To follow the ongoing discussion, see Quark’s forum thread at http://forums.quark.com/t/27664.aspx