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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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Edit Quicksilver Default Actions

Check out the QuickSilver Fan page on Facebook Note: I’d recommend against doing this. It can be buggy and QS does not support it well. However, let me tell you a useful (related) trick: When you are scrolling through the list of options that popup when you search, you can use control+command+d to set an item as “Default”. You can also do this by right clicking on the item and selecting “set as default”. You may need to press it twice to get it to work. You can then select another item that is already set as default and press the same key combination to remove it from being default. I’m leaving the article below in tact for reference, but again I dont’ recommend it, or at the very minimum I recommend backing up all of your settings files store in ~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver Also, if you haven’t checked it out latey, Quicksilver now has a B60 version available, and hopefully a few more versions coming out as well. This has a lot of fixes from the B58 version (which is where quicksilver development stopped at for several years). Check out qsapp.com for downloads, info, a wiki, and plugins. You might have seen how to set a default action in quicksilver from the Lifehacker Article. But how do you edit the default actions manually, or change what they are? For example, I have a folder called “public_html” that I want to link to using the letters “sb” (for SandBox). But Quicksilver … Continue reading

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