browser and see if you have the same problem
Back again! I used to be able to open downloads directly from the Downloads list by clicking or double-clicking on the name of the one I wanted to open. Ditto, history (click on "Show All History" in History menu of Firefox 3.6.17) for the current day or days/weeks before that. Now, I can open downloaded files only from the Desktop (where I have them put), and I can't open the history files for "Show All History" by clicking or double-clicking at all. (The choices are shown in the Library window, in which choices for my bookmarks - menu, arrange, etc. - also are displayed.) This is a very recent problem, and I don't understand what the problem is. I thought it might be some glitch, so I used DiskWarrior, but nothing has improved.
Is it possible that things got messed up when I upgraded my Firefox browser? That is the only thing I've done recently, that I can recall. Or maybe I did something without being aware I did it? I don't think so, but it is entirely possible. In any event, it's very strange.
I have a MacBook running OS 10.5.8. Everything else seems just fine. (Cross your fingers that it will remain so!)
Thanks for your help,