Mrhooks
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Mrhooks reviewed on 03 Dec 2013
Downloaded for free from the App Store today. So far, so good. The only thing I don't like so far is that the keyboard shortcuts are global-only - no option for Finder-only. For example, I disabled Spotlight and replaced it with EasyFind. If I set Cmd-F to launch EasyFind, I won't be able to use Cmd-F in Safari to Find text. So I have to do something like Ctrl-Cmd-F, but I don't want to have to use Ctrl when I'm in Finder. Also, keep in mind that the Dock shortcuts can get in the way of Safari's Bookmarks Bar shortcuts, Finder's "View as...", etc., if you don't double up on the modifier keys.

That's pretty much the only feature I can think of off the top of my head that I would like to see added. Anything else could/should be covered by another app.
[Version 1.5]



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Mrhooks reviewed on 01 Jul 2013
I use this for most of my burning. It's very easy to use, and it does a good job. There are some things it can't do, but I can't remember them at the moment - maybe burn bootable DVDs, or read bin/cue files?

Anyway, one thing I have noticed is that, if I burn the same project over and over again, it'll start to behave a little strangely (for example, it'll burn a disc but not show a progress bar; instead, it just says "Medium: Busy" for the duration of the burn). Eventually it crashes. This is somewhere in the range of 15-18 consecutive burns. Quitting and relaunching returns it to normal behavior. (So does letting it crash.)

Luckily I burn such a high volume of discs (30+) very infrequently, and quitting/relaunching such a lightweight program only takes a second. Still, it would be nice if something could be done about that.
[Version 428]



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Mrhooks commented on 24 Jun 2013
Mentioned this on the YouTube5 comments page as well, but it seems YouTube has found a way to force its own HTML5 player to load after ClickToPlugin (orYouTube5, or whatever) loads its player, even though I am not signed up for YouTube's HTML5 beta. It takes a fraction of a second to kick in, so if I'm fast enough I can still download, but it's annoying to have to use that player, which seems to run slow and use a fair bit of CPU on my quad core Mac Pro.
[Version 2.7.8]



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Mrhooks commented on 20 Jun 2013
Maybe it's just me, but as of today, it seems like YouTube has found a way to force its HTML5 player even though I'm not signed up for HTML5 beta. It takes a second to kick in, so if I'm fast on the trigger, I can still download, but it's annoying all the same.

Also, I've never been able to watch Facebook videos with this - it still asks me to install Flash.
[Version 2.0]



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Mrhooks commented on 09 Jun 2013
Very strange, Transmission doesn't seem to be able to handle UDP anymore. I tried updating to the latest version, and it still won't connect. I trashed the .plist files, and it worked once. After quit and relaunch, it stopped working again. I really don't want to switch to µtorrent - the fact that they prominently advertise MacKeeper on their website, and the installer wants to install some toolbar nonsense, is enough for me not to like it. But right now, it's able to hand UDP and Transmission is not.
[Version 2.77]


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Mrhooks replied on 09 Jun 2013
So I've been fiddling with Transmission's settings to see if I can figure out what the deal is. It appears to be some issue with its "Automatically map port" feature. Turning it off and manually forwarding the port seems to have resolved the issue.

(Note that whatever issue that feature has, it only seemed to affect UDP. HTTP always worked fine. I also don't know what the root cause of the problem is - again, I had used 2.75 for months without issue before it started acting up; updating to 2.77 did not help.)
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Mrhooks commented on 03 Feb 2013
Why does it check for updates when I have automatic updates turned off?

Then I block it with LittleSnitch, and it tries to check again by going through System Preferences...
[Version 1.7.0_13]



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Mrhooks commented on 21 Jul 2012
Great app, but it closes when I type certain characters in the "Find" field - * and @ so far. I don't even have to hit Return or anything - the instant I type one of those characters, I get a message saying Rename has to close.
[Version 1.6.2]



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Mrhooks reviewed on 01 Jul 2012
Nice app, but like far too many menubar apps (Day-O, InstantShot!, Numi, et al.), it cannot be positioned with Command-drag. (But at least it doesn't change position on every reboot like many of the others often do.) And like Day-O, it forces itself into the far right corner position on systems where Spotlight is disabled and replaced with multiXFinder. It would be nice to be able to position the app where I'm used to having a clock (to the right of everything EXCEPT multiXFinder).
[Version 4.5.2]



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Mrhooks reviewed on 03 Jun 2012
I like it better than Date and Time since I can click on it and see the entire month; however, for those of us who use multiXFinder and disable the Spotlight menu, it positions itself to the right of the multiXFinder menu icon, in the corner, rather than to the left of multiXFinder where it's supposed to be. And it cannot be moved with Command-drag. multiXFinder can, but Day-O refuses to swap positions.
[Version 1.0]



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Mrhooks commented on 14 Feb 2012
I'm not sure if it's a Growl issue or a Camino issue, but turning off notifications for download started and short download completed (and I'm assuming the other two as well) has no effect. The moment I download something, the checkboxes go back to being checked. I haven't reproduced this behavior with other apps yet (haven't tried, that is).

And I agree, HardwareGrowler should be made not to have a Dock icon. In the meantime, I'm glad Dockless still works on 10.7.3.
[Version 1.2.2f1]


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Mrhooks replied on 15 Feb 2012
I also tried disabling Growl support for Camino and removing Camino (2.1) from Growl's list completely. Neither worked.
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Mrhooks had trouble on 10 Feb 2012
It took several launches to get this to work in 10.7.3. First (automatic) launch after install, the Spotlight and Menu checkboxes stayed checked no matter what, and there was no menu. Quit and relaunch, and the Spotlight checkbox could be unchecked, but not the Menu checkbox, and still there was no menu. Third time, everything worked normally.

Aside from that little bit of weirdness, multiXFinder is great!
[Version 0.4.1]



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Mrhooks had trouble on 28 Dec 2011
With autoplay turned on, when I try to view a YouTube video, there seems to be a duplicate of the video playing in the background where I can't see the player and stop it. The background video always starts playing first, so I can't watch the video in the foreground without hearing the audio twice - once early, once with the foreground video.

Safari 5.1.2, Lion 10.7.2.
[Version 2.0]



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Mrhooks had trouble on 23 Dec 2011
Not sure what's going on, but I get a message at launch saying the permissions settings or other part of the security component has been damaged, and it must repair itself. But it never does, and I keep getting that message at every launch. Repairing permissions doesn't fix it.

In the short time it took for the component to get damaged, I didn't run many apps, so maybe I'll be able to figure out which one is the culprit.
[Version 2.85]


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Mrhooks replied on 23 Dec 2011
Forgot to mention, I'm running 10.7.2. I wouldn't be surprised if it's doing something weird. Lion is really buggy.
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Mrhooks had trouble on 10 Apr 2010
Scroll bars of windows in background stay colored. G5, 10.4.11.
[Version 2.0.2]



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Mrhooks had trouble on 19 Dec 2009
I hadn't updated in a while, so I updated my G5 to this latest version. There is no longer an option to load the WMV before playing, and whether or not I'm playing the WMV as it's loading, it takes much, much longer to load now, like 10x longer at least (it seems like, the larger the file, the slower it loads). I need to see if I can re-install the older version.
[Version 2.3.1.2]



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mrhooks had trouble on 28 Dec 2008
No longer blocks flash animation for me. G5, 10.4.9.
[Version 1.6.6]


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mrhooks commented on 29 Dec 2008
Never mind, I found the problem. Tossed out the old chrome folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Camino/ and it works again.
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mrhooks had trouble on 13 Aug 2007
Transmission has always had more lag than other clients when pausing - I don't like it, but I don't expect to see it change anytime soon. However, a new bug that's popped up for me is the red star that appears on the Dock icon when a download has finished - specifically, it does not always go away like it is supposed to when Transmission is brought to the foreground.

1.8 GHz G5 running 10.4.9.
[Version 0.80]



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mrhooks had trouble on 18 Sep 2006
According to the Scorched 3D website, it requires OpenAL. I'm not too keen on installing it, since I've heard nothing about it (and the latest version is pretty old).
[Version 40-app]



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mrhooks had trouble on 25 Jul 2006
Great browser, although right-click saving seems to take a long time. Downloads seem to stall for a second or two after the Downloads window appears. This even happens when saving images from websites, which should be immediate since you're saving from the browser's cache, right?
[Version 1.0.2]


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mrhooks replied on 25 Jul 2006
Forgot to mention, I do have the latest version of CamiTools installed, in case the problem lies there and not with Camino.
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