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Jgj commented on 28 Mar 2014
For a view versions now, whoever makes their DMG file has messed up the symlink at the DMG's root level that's supposed to point to "/Applications". They have it pointing at "/volumes/MoLi 10.8/Applications", which you can verify with "ls -l". This means that the symlink is busted for the rest of us.
[Version 33.0.1750.152]



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Jgj commented on 05 Mar 2014
4.5.7 Crashed upon first launch repeatedly on 10.9.2.

However, I was able to fix this by trashing the preference plist and starting over.
[Version 4.5.7]



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Jgj commented on 07 Dec 2013
There is already a password generator named "apg" for the command line. http://www.adel.nursat.kz/apg/

It hasn't been updated in about eleven years, but still, one shouldn't name a program the same as another program that has the same purpose.
[Version 1.5]



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Jgj commented on 03 Dec 2013
This doesn't work on Mavericks. Crashes every time when one tries to make a new event.

That's a shame, too, because this was a wonderful app.

I really hope Mavericks support arrives.
[Version 3.1.5]


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Jgj replied on 05 Dec 2013
Ah, I now see: In order to work on Mavericks, you have to tell OSX that you want to grant QuickCal access to your Reminders. If you don't, you get the crashes I described.

I didn't think to do this, because I don't have any Reminders.
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Jgj reviewed on 13 Sep 2013
Fantastic app. It's called GeekTool for a reason; you have to already have some geekery ability to make it do much of interest. If you don't know what a shell script is, or how to write one, or are totally unfamiliar with things that live in /usr/bin, you won't be able to do much besides put images on your desktop. And most other things don't make a lot of sense then. But if you are a Geek, it couldn't really much get easier to use.

It could use improvement in certain areas. For instance, it often reshuffles the order of which geeklets get loaded first. This can ruin a carefully-crafted desktop. If you try to fix this, you can, but you run into the fact that GeekTool keeps track of its geeklets by means of hexadecimal UIDs instead of the names that you already gave your geeklets when you created them. So to shuffle their order in the plist, you have to write down which UID goes with which geeklet. There should be a box or something in the app's preferences that allow you to change the load order of geeklets, and shows you a list of them by name (not UIDs).

It would probably work smoother if there was something in the preferences that allowed the user to set a custom $PATH.

One gripe: 3.1.1 came out, and it destroyed the look of Monaco at 9pt and 10pt. They are now antialiased, where they never were before. Monaco looks *terrible* antialiased at those sizes, and having it antialiased makes things displayed look much, much less geeky :) Indeed, I'd love to see it get the ability to optionally disable antialiasing for *any* font (like in Terminal).
[Version 3.1.1]



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Jgj commented on 13 Sep 2013
Just installed 1.1.0. No brokenness so far, but then again, I only use this as an application launcher.

One really annoying thing that's brand-new to 1.1.0: The font size that gets displayed in the list of possibilities that appears when you start typing... got bigger. Why oh why?

BTW, I'm not seeing any of the memory-hog issues that some other "launching-only" users are seeing. My guess is that those users haven't gone through the preferences and turned off a bunch of stuff. I disabled as many actions and catalog items as I could while still letting it launch apps. If you leave it as it comes from the factory, I think it catalogs nearly your entire file system.

If only Namely.app hadn't been abandoned...
[Version 1.1.0]


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Jgj replied on 13 Sep 2013
Correction, I see that at least someone tried that. You have to disable more than just plugins. And just because one only *uses* the app-launching capabilities, doesn't mean that's all that's active.

Also, you don't need the part that searches for every app on the system. Turn that off and just use the one that points at /Applications. If there are other places you keep apps, manually point QS there.
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Jgj commented on 28 Sep 2012
In fact QS is at beta70 now.

However, beta70 introduced the following bug: QS no longer picks up applications that are inside a folder whose name starts with a dot. For example /applications/.outoftheway/foo.app will not be picked up.

Beta 69 does not have this problem. There, upon launching the QS input window, typing 'foo' would yield 'foo.app'.

Yes, I know this is not "the" place for bug reports. But it is absurd to require a github membership just to report a bug, which is what you find by going to qsapp.com. Therefore I report it here.
[Version 69]



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Jgj commented on 22 Sep 2012
Beware! This app has twice messed things up. One was my fault, the other was not.

If you look in the preferences, under "Safety", make sure the option "Verify Writes" is checked. I got cocky and unchecked it to make the process go faster. This resulted in random files being overwritten with nonsense, but retaining their filenames, size, permissions, etc. I didn't know this happened until I tried to open one.

The other time this program messed things up was not my fault. All I did was select "full defrag", so that iDefrag would have to restart the machine. But then I never told iDefrag to "go" and do it, and I quit the app. No matter; iDefrag caused my hard drive not to be recognized as a valid startup disk. No DiskUtility maneuvers, or AppleJack, etc, would fix it.

One simply must have a cloned backup ready to go first, and it must be clone of your startup disk innards too, not just your home dir.

Fortunately I restored from a clone I had made with CCC. After restore, I opened up iDefrag just to see what it said about the newly restored disk. Turns out the mere process of restoring from the backup restored things in a completely unfragmented way. From now on I'm pseudo-defragmenting via CCC rather than iDefrag.
[Version 2.2.4]



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Jgj commented on 14 Sep 2012
Wow: MacUpdate's description blurb is hilariously incorrect.

The blurb describes an "installer" and checking or not checking various boxes regarding "running at startup".

What gets downloaded is not an installer, but a web-browsing app that simply runs upon double-clicking. There are no options of any kind presented for "startup" or "scripts". There is no folder /Library/Tor created by running this.

As far as I can see (by searching my hard drive with EasyFind), nothing called "Privoxy" has been installed, contrary to the blurb.
[Version 1.0]


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Jgj replied on 14 Sep 2012
There *is* a "Vidalia Control Panel", which is not an installer. The blurb makes it sound like we're downloading a *.pkg file.

And the blurb says nothing at all about "Vidalia".
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Jgj commented on 14 Sep 2012
Hoo boy, beware of version 3.3!

I have a tar.gz file that contains about a hundred .xls files scattered through various subdirectories. Version 3.3 unarchived them, but for some reason appended an underscore to the names of about half the files involved.

Version 3.2 did not do this.

This is the first time I've ever encountered an incorrect unarchival with this program, and the first time I've had any problem with it whatsoever (other than the sandboxing problem, which the dev fixed by issuing Legacy versions).
[Version 3.3]



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