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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry Apps
I have Console monitoring some log files, but found it wasn't always scrolling the log window automatically to display the latest entry.

It's not obvious, but down the bottom right of the log windows are some controls for Earlier/Later/Now. The Now button is actually a toggle; if you click it until it highlights in blue, the log window will always automatically scroll to the latest entry.

[crarko adds: I can confirm this in Console.app in Mountain Lion, and that there is no 'Now' button in Snow Leopard. Probably it's also in Lion, but perhaps someone can check and confirm that for us.]
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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jan 09, '13 08:23:56AM

Only Earlier and Later in Lion.

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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry
Authored by: arcticmac on Jan 09, '13 08:31:39AM

Nope, not in Lion.



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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry
Authored by: tingo on Jan 10, '13 05:22:02AM

I had the problem recently in Snow Leopard, having to send on-the-fly log entries to a developper. Resolved it by going to the menu entry Database Search, Time > "now"



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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry
Authored by: slb on Jan 17, '13 02:53:33PM

Just a tiny addition: It will toggle grey if you have your Mac setup using grey as the Appearance color in the General Sys Pref Pane.

sb



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Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry
Authored by: spinkb on Jan 22, '13 11:02:44AM

Lion did this better. It allowed you to see history, and let it keep scrolling in realtime fi you just scrolled to the bottom, or hit cmd-down arrow.

Now ML forces a clear, and then starts scrolling...if i had wanted to clear I would have hit cmd-k to clear first.

Not happy with this "new" feature.



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