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10.4: Change or remove the Crash Reporter dialog box System 10.4
Tiger only hintNot much of a hint, but if you have the Apple Developer tools installed in Tiger (included on your installation DVD), a new application for 10.4 is CrashReporterPrefs, located in /Developer -> Applications -> Utilities.

When you run this application, it presents you with a dialog box for three different types of crash reporting:
  • Basic -- Basic mode is the default setting for Mac OS X 10.4 Client. The CrashReporter dialog box is displayed whenever an application unexpectedly quits.
  • Developer -- Developer mode provides additional debugging information in the "Unexpectedly Quit" dialog. The dialog is displayed for crashes of system processes and background applications as well as for standard applications.
  • Server -- Server mode is the default setting on Mac OS X 10.4 Server. Enabling this mode on Client allows for unattended operation while the user is logged in. It will disable the CrashReporter dialog box and write to ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter and/or /Library/Logs/CrashReporter. This mode is highly useful for those of us that run many beta softwares that crash frequently or those that rarely submit crash reports.
I enabled the Server mode on 10.4, and I haven't seen a CrashReporter dialog box in days! I verified the logging, though, and all crash-related information is written to these locations as described.
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10.4: Change or remove the Crash Reporter dialog box
Authored by: Tetonne on Jul 25, '05 11:37:48AM

How to do this if I don't want to install Developper's Tools?

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10.4: Change or remove the Crash Reporter dialog box
Authored by: chancer on Aug 31, '05 11:14:11AM
The newest version of Onyx will do it. Titanium Software

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How to change.
Authored by: jms1 on Aug 31, '05 02:18:18PM
To view the current setting from a command line...
$ defaults read
{DialogType = basic; }
To change the setting, use one of these three commands...
$ defaults write DialogType basic
$ defaults write DialogType developer
$ defaults write DialogType server
You can also use the Property List Editor tool (found in /Developer/Applications/Utilities) to edit the file ~/Library/Preferences/ Again, change the key to one of the values noted above (basic, developer, or server.)

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