Re: clipboard preferences: number not saved
Thanks a heap, Patrick. I had to change the Terminal command to delete
the new line before "25", so the command to use is:
defaults write com.blacktree.quicksilver "Capture Pasteboard History
and then it works great.
On Jul 25, 11:39 pm, Patrick Robertson <robertson.patr...@...>
> Hi there,
> Sorry to hear you seem to be having problems with the clipboard in
> Quicksilver. The number below the 'Capture History' option is used to tell
> Quicksilver how many 'old' clipboard contents should be stored. As you have
> quite rightly said, 3 items is very limited and a value like 25 is much
> more useful.
> It sounds as if Quicksilver is having trouble remembering the number of
> items you would like to remember, to check this, could you please open up
> the application called "Terminal.app" and type the following text:
> defaults read com.blacktree.quicksilver "Capture Pasteboard History Count"
> This should tell you '3', since it appears Quicksilver is only storing 3
> items. If you get any different messages, then let us know.
> To alter the setting without doing it in Quicksilver, use
> defaults write com.blacktree.quicksilver "Capture Pasteboard History Count"
> This will set the preference to 25. Try this, then restart Quicksilver and
> let us know what happens.
> On 25 July 2012 12:29, mongpa <bartonedmund...@...> wrote:
> > I'm new to Quicksilver but have set it up to manage multiple clipboards
> > and used it extensively on versions B68 and now, B69. It works well except
> > for one thing: I can't change clipboard behaviour as I would like to.
> > To be specific, I initially set Quicksilver's clipboard preferences with
> > the box next to "Capture History" checked and the number in the box
> > underneath as "3". This works fine. However, if I want to change from that,
> > I don't have much luck.
> > I can still click the box next to "Capture History" to turn this feature
> > off and on. If it's off, I can continue to paste from the three clipboards
> > that were working before that inside Quicksilver, but can't copy new
> > information to them. This is not changed by quitting and restarting
> > Quicksilver. The mac system clipboard, however, still copies and pastes new
> > information normally.
> > Moreover, if I turn Capture History back on and change the number of
> > clipboards from "3" to "25", Quicksilver ignores the change, except to give
> > me *four* clipboards instead of three or twenty-five. I can copy and paste
> > new information to them regularly. This behaviour continues after quitting
> > and restarting Quicksilver, except that the number displayed in the
> > clipboard box of Quicksilver's preferences has gone back to "3".
> > I've thought of trashing Quicksilver files and seeing if that helps, but
> > two things are stopping me:
> > - I don't know which ones, and
> > - it took hours of research and trial and error to get the clipboard
> > function working as well as it does on Quicksilver, and I am afraid to fix
> > the rest that is not broken with it, in case I have to do it all again. I
> > can live with four clipboards, but would kick myself if back to just one.
> > Has anyone else had such issues? Any thoughts?
> > Materials Used:
> > Quicksilver B69
> > Mac OS 10.7.4
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