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Quicksilver Crash Reports Location

When Quicksilver crashes it gives some message like: In order to help improve Quicksilver, please consider sending a crash report to the developers. Quicksilver will restart when this window closes. To troubleshoot your problem, see the FAQ or alternatively report your issue on the issue tracker. But when Quicksilver crashes it actually also provides a log of the crash. Per the source code file, QSPaths.h, you can see the path to the crash logs is set to: ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports Below is the other default Quicksilver paths for error reporting, etc.: #define pTriggerSettings QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Triggers.plist”, NO) #define pCatalogSettings QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Catalog.plist”, NO) #define pCatalogPresetsDebugLocation QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Presets.plist”, NO) #define pMnemonicStorage QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Mnemonics.plist”, NO) #define pCacheLocation QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Caches/”, NO) #define pIndexLocation [@”~/Library/Caches/Quicksilver/Indexes/” stringByStandardizingPath] #define pStateLocation [@”~/Library/Caches/Quicksilver/QuicksilverState.plist” stringByStandardizingPath] #define pCrashReporterFolder [@”~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports” stringByStandardizingPath] #define pShelfLocation QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”Shelves/”, NO) #define psMainPlugInsLocation QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”PlugIns/”, NO) #define psMainPlugInsToInstallLocation QSApplicationSupportSubPath(@”PlugIns/Incoming/”, NO) #define kCheckUpdateURL @”http://qs0.qsapp.com/plugins/check.php” #define kDownloadUpdateURL @”http://qs0.qsapp.com/plugins/download.php” #define kPluginInfoURL @”http://qs0.qsapp.com/plugins/info.php” #define kPluginDownloadURL @”http://qs0.qsapp.com/plugins/download.php” #define kForumsURL @”http://groups.google.com/group/blacktree-quicksilver” #define kBugsURL @”https://github.com/quicksilver/Quicksilver/issues” #define kWebSiteURL @”http://qsapp.com/” #define kHelpURL @”http://qsapp.com/wiki/” #define kHelpSearchURL @”http://qsapp.com/w/index.php?title = Special:Search&search=%@&go=Go” // URL to crash reporter server/script #define kCrashReporterURL @”http://qs0.qsapp.com/crashreports/reporter.php” // Wiki page detailing why we collect crash reports #define kCrashReportsWikiURL @”http://qsapp.com/wiki/Crash_Reports”

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Clippings.app / MOAppsClippings.app crashes on Snow Leopard

If you’re using Clippings.app from the App Store version 1.5.1 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 you’re likely going to have problems. The app just crashes on Snow Leopard as it can’t render the windows properly. Running the Console.app will confirm this.

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Quicksilver: Fix Crashing on Launch

I love quicksilver. But it is hard to start. That is to say, that when I try and start it, I usually have to click the icon or launch it several times before it starts running. I can look in the error logs and see that “Thread 6” is usually what is crashing. I am using the latest version B58 (3841) but this still happens. So, to solve this, I wrote a little application that will try and launch Quicksilver a bunch of times until it actually starts. It will only try and launch quicksilver if it is not already running. The core of the application is a shell script, which I have included the code for below. You can also download it as an application: qs.app I stick this in my Applications folder and then use spotlight to launch it whenever Quicksilver crashes or is not running. I also run this script on startup so that quicksilver is always running when my computer starts up. Hopefully it will serve you well. BTW – I probably could have done a “for” loop in the code below, but it was just easier to copy and paste. Feel free to submit your more concise version in the comments below. #!/bin/sh ps -u $USER | grep [Q]uicksilver\.app >/dev/null || echo `echo opening; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app` sleep .3 ps -u $USER | grep [Q]uicksilver\.app >/dev/null || echo `echo opening; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app; open /Applications/Quicksilver.app` sleep .3 ps -u $USER | … Continue reading

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