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Simply amazing. THANK YOU!!! -HI-
Charles... are you alright?
This program appears to be TOTALLY oblivious of the hidden file (used mainly by google) at the following pathname: ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/.tracked filenames.plist Note the leading dot, as well as the space. ^ Use terminal (or TextWrangler, etc) to check it out... it's quite fascinating. NB: it's also a very persistent item, as neither clearing our history nor resetting Safari have any effect on its existence. -HI-
>>it clears the folder that contains the file in question while Safari is open< < Hi Artie, my best to you and all at FineTunedMac. True enough, as Cookie seems predisposed to deleting entire folders (as opposed to only their content), it does indeed —by pure fluke perhaps —eliminate the dreaded beast. That file's very existence, however, still remains shrouded in mystery... as no specific mention is ever made of it anywhere (neither on the SweetP website nor within any of the app's windows). I do appreciate this app though. Cheers. -HI-
I suspect that the "PPC / Intel" item listed under Requirements (above) is a mistake. Most likely this update is Intel-only. The last Flash plugin for PPC Macs was version 10.1.102.64 from way back in November of 2010. Unless there's a "new" PPC Flash plugin on the way from Adobe (which is doubtful), there wouldn't be much point to this. May as well just uninstall Flash instead. -HI-
Seems like Mars Text Tools may turn out to be very handy, and I certainly do appreciate that the author is offering it for free... thanks. But —without even using it yet —so far I do have a comment to make: GOOD LORD this thing floods the system log file with a ton of needless chatter!!!!!! Averaging just over 250 lines per minute, every minute. I like to keep Console.app open constantly (parked in space #5 to stay out of sight). But Text Tools is broadcasting so many messages that the Console.app icon practically never stops bouncing on the Dock (at least that was the case yesterday). And if I try to even look at the log for some other reason... the lines keep on scrolling by, filled with entries about MTLAgent. It's now afternoon here, and system.log has grown by almost 7 megabytes since last night. Please make it stop. Here's a small sampling (less than one second): 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.finder... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.loginwindow... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent com.apple.console Warning warning: failed to get scripting definition from /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app; it may not be scriptable. 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.systemuiserver... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM Finder com.apple.console Warning This app's Name is Finder, and its ID is com.apple.finder 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent com.apple.console Warning warning: failed to get scripting definition from /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app; it may not be scriptable.
>> Why would Console bounce in the dock just because the system log is getting updated? That may be a system configuration on your end, since it never happens to me < < True, it is a Console pref that we can turn on or off... but i normally like to keep it on, for monitoring purposes. Cheers, thanks for the quick reply.
Let's see... 12.0.x.x, 13.0.x.x, 14.0.x.x, 15.0.x.x, 16.0.x.x and now 17.0.x.x :) Why is it always ".0" something? Whatever happened to .1 and .2 and .3 etc.? I have a feeling that Chrome is REALLY only at version 6.6.6 -HI-
@Umaromc: So sorry, but that response totally failed to answer the primary question... i.e., why 'x.0' for all recent major versions? That system (skipping over all those intermediate stages) doesn't make a lick of sense... which is probably why you were unable to explain (unless perhaps Google is just trying to inflate Chrome's "value" mathematically, lol). Thanks anyway. BTW -without peeking -what version are you running? LOL. xD -HI-
@Umaromc: I never claimed performance was impacted... merely questioned Google's purpose. It certainly does appear their artificial numbering system was fabricated simply to drive up the version to a ridiculously high level as quickly as possible... for some 'reason'. But apparently intelligent questions and observations anger (or confuse) you, so perhaps we both should await a more relevant response. TIA.
Visually stunning. Only complaint (so far): it constantly uses around 28% CPU on my 2010 Core i7 MBP. Enough of a load to have the fan audibly ramp up, and the left rear corner get uncomfortably warm for regular (all day) usage. Can we cut back on the clock somehow? -HI-
I just checked, and this is up to version 1.4.0 now (since Dec. 2011).
First time Mac user? :)
Version 22.214.171.124 is displaying text over all video (e.g., at YouTube, Facebook, etc.): The text says: "Adobe® Flash® Player 11 (11,2,202,19d) (Incubator build)". And if viewing on some other site, the "Watch on YouTube" button doesn't seem to work either. Flash is truly obnoxious. -Hi-
Alright, who is the Adobe shill/Flash developer that marked down my review? Step up and state your reasons.