"The application <…> is not open anymore." is confusing and not actionable

Number:rdar://FB9121008 Date Originated:2021-05-28
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS Product Version:11.4 (20F71)
Classification:Incorrect/Unexpected Behavior Reproducible:n/a
macOS sometimes shows a modal dialog such as the attached screenshot.

It’s unclear to the user:

* why that dialog shows up (was the user trying to launch that app? Was Finder trying to interact with it?)
* what the user can do about it (could there be a relaunch button?)

Moreover, while there is a Help button, it leads to an empty page (see second screenshot).


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