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dachkater commented on 20 Feb 2014
This badly needs auto-update.
[Version 11.3.5]

dachkater commented on 20 Dec 2013
Why did this show up as updated? This release came out 10/15/13, and the latest OS X rev is actually


dachkater reviewed on 09 Nov 2013
This sadly seems to have only the name in common with Alessio Nonni's original excellent little player. Apart from having Audio Unit support and precision audio controls the new Vox lacks, it had the virtue of making all of its functions available by intuitive controls right within it's small player window.

Coppertino's, not so much. Want to set repeat or shuffle mode, which even iTunes handles with the almost universal loop icon? Have to open the playlist. Want embedded cover art in flac files? Nope. Display the playlist with the player at the bottom of the screen, it moves the player up to accommodate it, and then leaves it there when the playlist is closed again.

Sadly, Mavericks has now broken the audio scrubbing control in Vox 0.3.1, which makes it hard to use it for previewing now. Apart from that, it is still the best lightweight FLAC player available on OS X.
[Version 1.2.1]

dachkater commented on 22 Oct 2013
No longer works in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The Accessibility API apparently has been changed.
[Version 3.0]

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dachkater replied on 22 Oct 2013
Correction: after some more research, looks like the option to enable Assistive Devices has been moved. It is now under System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility and is enabled per application. Once switched on for Arrange, everything seems to work!

dachkater reviewed on 09 Jan 2013
I had a lot of issues with FF just after the move to the 3 month release cadence, but since FF 10 or so the browser has been relatively stable. For me, still the best browser because of the still unmatched stable of extensions. The other OS X browsers all have roughly equivalent privacy protections, and both Safari and Chrome are marginally faster both for Javascript and screen updates, but Firefox remains the most customizable.

I test browser based applications every single day, and use IE on Windows, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome every single day. And Firefox remains my personal default browser.
[Version 18.0]

dachkater commented on 08 Dec 2012
"Known PlugIn Issues
• Photoshop plugin Version 3.5.1: The font request dialog will erroneously open when a Photoshop file is selected in the Open dialog. Workaround: open files via double-click or by dragging them to the Photoshop application icon"

Who releases an update with a massive bug like this in the most basic workflow of one of the most common target applications of the product??

Get serious here Linotype, this is pathetic.
[Version 3.5.1]

dachkater commented on 16 Nov 2012
I think this is still a work in progress ... don't want to rate it because I think it has a lot of potential, but currently unstable for me on 10.8.2.

I just encountered an issue where I could not copy an item from a disk image anywhere in the system with a message saying "You don't have permissions for some the items". After unloading XtraFinder, I could copy the same file fine.

The initial install of XtraFinder also failed to restart the Finder after install on two different machines.

The "Open Terminal Here" function is very useful, but seems to open the Terminal with default settings instead of the settings I have configured for my user, and I couldn't figure out where it was getting them.

Patching the monstrosity that is the OS X Finder is a huge undertaking, and big props to the developer for this useful utility, and I hope it continues to stabilize in the future.
[Version 0.12]

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dachkater replied on 20 Nov 2012
The biggest issue I have is the "Do not have permissions" issue. I can reproduce this every time if trying to option-copy from a folder onto the Desktop. I don't know what I can tell you my setup, it's a pretty stock 10.8.2 running on a 2012 MBP.
dachkater commented on 08 Sep 2012
Crashes and burns on 10.6.8 with h264 video in Matroska container on a 2009 Mac Mini.
[Version 1.0.17]


dachkater reviewed on 21 Jun 2012
Install the update, after some debate, since the changes look like minimal changes for 10.8 compatibility. It's hugs, and takes forever to download. Restart my existing VM.

"Could not open /dev/vmmon. No such file or directory."

VMware hasn't really been in the machine virtualization business for a few years, and they're now all about "the Cloud". VirtualBox destroyed the business model since it's just as good as VMWare and costs nothing. I kept running this old warhorse because I seldom need to run it and I didn't feel like migrating the machine, but I guess I'm done now.

Good luck with that "cloud" thing VMWare.
[Version 4.1.3]


dachkater reviewed on 25 May 2012
iPod Touch 4G, 10.6.8. Doesn't work for me at all, followed the procedure including the 5.1.1 apple firmware restore, always get "Recovery Completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in." I've now attempted this whole process at least five times with no luck. Perhaps I am not 133t enough...

Also, what's up with forcing the window on top of everything else? Lame.

1 star for not bricking my unit.
[Version 2.0]

dachkater had trouble on 22 Mar 2014
"iTunes got an error: Can't get class of file track id XXXXX of user playlist id XXXXX of source id XXXXX."

Their bug tracker is dead, Trac considered very 00's, time to upgrade. Get that shit up at Github or something, seriously.
[Version 2.4.3]

dachkater had trouble on 06 Nov 2013
4.0.1 locks up for me everytime in the Preferences pane if I click on anything in the left nav panel. Java 6, Mavericks. Have to force kill it. Libre does not have this issue.
[Version 4.0.1]

dachkater had trouble on 08 Sep 2012
Crashes and burns for me with h264 video in MKV on 2009 Mac Mini.
[Version 1.0.17]

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