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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box System
You can disable the "unexpectedly quit" dialog in Panther by changing CrashReporter's settings. In Terminal.app, type:

defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType yourSetting
where yourSetting is one of:
  • prompt -- Normal behaviour
  • none -- No dialog at all
  • crashreport -- Doesn't display the unexpectedly quit dialog but immediately display the submission screen.
[robg adds: I've been asked a few times if it was possible to remove this warning dialog ... I guess it is now!]
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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: Jay on Dec 12, '03 12:18:38PM

So does this just automatically force quit the foreground app without prompting? That would be useful.



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: Jay on Dec 12, '03 04:10:00PM

Never mind, I need to finish my coffee before posting in the morning. I completely misread this hint.



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: cawaker on Dec 12, '03 12:54:19PM

yeah this is way cool, Win XP throws up that annoying same kinda message liek 50 times a day,and its even able to be turned off and even though i dont get it except once a week on my mac it was still a disruption in my work flow.



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: aranor on Dec 12, '03 01:10:54PM

Hrm. I don't mind the dialog, I just wish I could get it to show up quicker. It usually takes like 5 seconds before it shows up.



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: mm2270 on Dec 12, '03 04:48:55PM

I agree. I don't mind it telling me that the app unexpectedly quit, although what else could have happened, but it takes so dang long to show up, in some cases I've already relaunched the app and am getting ready to use it again by the time it pops up, which is highly annoying!



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: jedik on Dec 12, '03 06:12:58PM

Actually, one can disable CrashReporter completely. In the Terminal (CLI), do:

1) cd /etc
2) sudo pico hostconfig
3) type your administrator password
4) Look for "CRASHREPORTER=-YES-" and replace with "CRASHREPORTER=-NO-"
5) Press CNTRL+X then "y" and finally RETURN
6) restart you Mac

PS -> it is an important system file. Only does this if you feel totally confident about doing it.

I did it just after I installer Panther, sometime ago. I didn't notice any side affects. I have just thought about it today, when I read the above hint. ;)

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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: websterb on Dec 14, '03 05:52:04PM

Is it possible to keep the unexpectedly quit message but get rid of the bug submission dialog (same as Jaguar)?



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10.3: Disable the 'Unexpectedly Quit' dialog box
Authored by: rybu0305 on Nov 03, '04 09:01:40AM

I am running 10.3.5 and that preference file is nowhere to be found and there is no crash reporter line in my hostconfig file. I have a crashsubmitter.plist but it does not have the value described.



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works in tiger
Authored by: Safar on May 26, '05 10:26:01AM

cool



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