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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade Apps
I, and a number of my friends, have notied that certain features in Quicksilver seem to be disabled for 10.6 users -- features such as the preferences pane. Going to the Blacktree web site and downloading the B56a7 version seems to fix most of the problems for us, though at the expense of more crashes. And unless you've attempted to access any of the problem spots, you may not have noticed the problems.
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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: squarefrog on Oct 16, '09 08:24:34AM

Upgrading to B56a7 breaks the Social Bookmarks (del.icio.us bookmarks) plugin. There's no real indication of this plugin ever getting fixed. Such a shame.



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: markom on Oct 16, '09 08:41:33AM

I used QuickSilver happily for years. After upgrading to Snow Leopard, I was met with all sorts of different issues. I have since switched to "Google Quick Search Box" and never looked back.

YMMV.



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: natethelen on Oct 16, '09 09:14:25AM

Ever since my upgrade I have been having intermittent problems with Quicksilver taking up to a second or two to pop up. Used to always be instant. I often now end up typing my search query in whatever program was active.



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 16, '09 11:32:32AM

I had to completely delete all Quicksilver preferences and the Quicksilver folder in ~/Library/Application Support to get it to install in Snow Leopard.

I too have noticed that it is very slow in Snow Leopard. Any idea how to speed it up? I have already minimized the number of items in the catalog, which is what always seemed to slow it down when I used it before.



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: morespace54 on Oct 17, '09 02:23:58PM

That's what I did too. Then, I reinstalled the plugins one by one...
Although, as mentioned in this thread, a few plugins wont work with the beta version... :(

What is strange is that I needed to deleted the plugins folder to installed it on my Macbook but not on my iMac...



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: auco on Oct 17, '09 01:57:58AM

and the hint is… ?

I was very excited to read the rest of this hint, but then found that was all :(

Since 10.6. most of the plugins are broken: Dictionary and Calculator I do miss most. And it's true that the beta crashes a lot more than the old/stable version. So if you never missed the prefs so far, don't upgrade QS at this point. You probably won't be able to go back without needing the preferences window!

However, QS is going to be rewritten from the ground up; there is already a good part done. The developers decided that in order to make the code better maintainable.

I don't know about Google Quick Search Box, it surely is a nice program, but first, I don't like to see the Google Logo everywhere; and second: I don't want to know Google about things I search on my desktop. Apparently it does a websearch on every term I type. I think it's enough to use Google with services without alternatives (eg. WebCAL calendar). I'll just be patient and wait for the new Quicksilver.



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10.6: Quicksilver may require manual upgrade
Authored by: bonaccij on Oct 19, '09 03:27:39AM

Not only do you manually have to get rid of some preferences, but there is no address book plugin for the new version. Being a heavy Quicksilver user, I have not upgraded my other machines to this version yet. Address book integration is absolutely essential to my day to day operations.

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Jeffrey Bonacci



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