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  1. I agree. Desperately need the history feature back and a way to have Skitch 2 open in the editor rather than in the home screen. Evernote is not the center of everyone's universe.
  2. Something I would like to see (which would incidentally make a workaround for this issue possible) - put more "stuff" in menus that can be accessed via the menubar icon. I miss being able to get at "everything" via the menubar icon, the way I can in skitch 1. (And then the geeky can add the LSUIElementy item to the plist and still have a functiona app). I realize that these days everyone is trying to have an app that looks the same on a mobile device and a desktop, but what do I have a desktop if I can only get apps that work on a 4-inch screen!
  3. It's one of the main reasons I don't switch from version 1, which has an easy way of enlarging the canvas. If you are on a Mac, there's a free app called "backdrop" (look in MacUpdate) that provides a blank canvas in your choice of color that you can activate before doing your screenshot. This is not nearly as convenient as using Snitch 1.x, but if you are stuck with 2.x...
  4. Skitch 2.0.4 on Lion. Every time I launch Skitch (that includes when I quit Skitch and leave the helper running), I enter my Evernote password or Skitch won't work more than once. It doesn't matter if I check the "stay logged in" box or not. It's as if Skitch does not remember my Evernote password. According to Keychain Access, Skitch has permission to access my Evernote password. I deleted the Evernote item and allowed Skitch to recreate the item in the keychain, but still no luck. I used Keychain First Aid - no help there either. I use Little Snitch, but allowing Skitch to make all connections didn't help. (I don't really like 2.0.4, but I figure I should learn how to use it. I don't share as much as I create tutorials and version 1 is far superior as an annotation tool). EDIT: solved the problem by logging in and out. Then Skitch could "see" the password in the Keychain.
  5. I don't know if this works in Skitch 2, but it worked fine in Skitch 1.012 on my Lion install. How to hide icon in your dock for any Mac application | Commanigy The actual steps for Skitch 1.012, which I got from https://getsatisfaction.com/rescuetime/topics/it_would_be_great_to_be_able_to_hide_rescuetime_from_the_dock --. Navigate to your Applications folder and right-click on the Skitch.app and select "Show Package Contents". --. This should open a folder that contains a "Contents" folder, open that folder and you should see a list of folders and files including "Info.plist" --. Double click on Info.plist to open it - it should open with the Property List Editor by default --. Click the triangle next to "Root" and it should display the contents of the Info.plist file. --. The setting we are interested is called "LSUIElement". This setting should be in the property list and should have a Value of 1 (hidden). If it has a value of 0, you can change it to 1 by double clicking on the value. --. Close the Property List Editor and save the changes EDIT: I tried it on v. 2.0.4 on my Lion install. Yes, you can add a boolean LSUIElement item to the info.plist that's part of the app package and make the dock icon go away, but you lose access to a lot of the Skitch menus (including your Skitch preferences), which can be accessed only when the dock icon is active. It might work for some ppl depending on workflow - you'd have to try it and see if you miss what you lose. A workaround might be to have two Skitch apps, one modified and one not - launch the unmodified one when you need the full complement of Skitch menus. Frankly, I dislike version 2 so much that it's not worth my time to experiment too much.
  6. for the benefit of anyone still on 10.5.8 - any version of Skitch greater than 1.07 won't launch at all, just bounces around in the dock. (And there are some versions of 1.07 that don't work on Leopard - if you drill down into the info.plist in the application itself, you can find the minimum system version). EDIT: and I was wrong about being able to reinstall skitch on a user on which it was previously using. I broke Skitch (permanently, I'm afraid) on multiple users with experimenting. I suspect that deleting either the preferences or support files is what breaks the app. Unfortunately, restoring all the support files from a back-up does not help. I never synced to my online accounts, only need the annotation function so my (not too satisfactory) workaround for all of this has been to launch a screenshot with the .skitch extension or launch skitch and do a screenshot, use the buttons to accomplish what I want in terms of screen annotations and hide skitch until I need it again. I'm just glad 1.0.12 works on 10.6+, to which I will be upgrading. The current versions do not do what I need when I make annotated screenshots. EDIT AGAIN: I think I may have solved my issue. The trick seems to be having a password in the accounts section and keeping Snitch from communicating with anything other than Skitch.com on port 443. Skitch communicating with anything else or skitch.com on port 80 on first launch seems to be what's breaking the old app. I was able to get Skitch working in four different users, but it wasn't easy. If you have Little Snitch, I **think** this might work: create a new skitch account and enter any password in the password field. Quit Skitch and launch again. If you are lucky you could get asked only to allow connections to skitch.com on port 443 - just allow that forever. If you are unlucky and get asked to allow communications to skitch.com on port 80, say yes, quit Skitch and use Little Snitch to change the port to 443. This doesn't give old Skitch the ability to communicate with my Evernote account, but I don't need that feature. EDIT AGAIN: It's been six months since I made the above fix and all is well with my Skitch 1 installation on Leopard. And altho Skitch 2 has finally become usable, it has a number of annoying behaviors - primarily assuming that Evernote is the center of the universe and so requiring extra clicks to dismiss attempts to conncect to Evernote. I'm still sticking with version 1 on my 10.6-10.7 installs. EDIT AGAIN (9/2014): I just upgraded my computer from 10.5.8 to 10.8 and Skitch 1.0.7 still works (yes!) And I installed 1.0.7 on another computer running 10.5.8 "from scratch." If denying connections from Skitch other than those on port 443 was important last year, it doesn't seem to be now. I have done the install in four different users on the new computer and I'm pretty sure it works. I wrote up the steps on my google sites page.
  7. Hi, I'm running 10.5.8 and it'll be a few more months before I have time to upgrade to 10.6+ A few weeks ago Skitch 1.07 quit working in my usual user, but worked in two back-up users on my computer. I assumed that there was a problem with my home folder, but I have since discovered that Skitch does not work in any newly created user, or for that matter, on any user on any volume running 10.5.8 on which it the app is not already installed. And it does not work on my laptop also running 10.5.8 which did not have it installed or on a "troubleshooting" volume which has a reasonably-clean install of 10.5.8 but is rarely used and which I keep as clean as possible. I can delete everything all the prefs, app support files etc from an old user and have skitch work as if i'd just installed it. By "not work" I mean that the menus are greyed out. In order to use skitch, I have to make a snapshot to get the window to open and then I can drag files into the window and use a couple of the buttons, but any menu other than the snapping commands that has to be accessed with either the menubar or a keystroke is unavailable. (see attached image). If it helps, when I do a new working install in one of the old users, I get a different welcome screen - one showing arrows pointing to buttons to teach the user how to make skitch work. When I do a new nonworking install, all I get is the attached welcome screen. I figured out how to get versions 1.03, 1.04 and 1.06 and 1.07 fresh from your servers, but none of these worked either. Needless to say, I tried all the usual troubleshooting steps such as repairing permissions, resetting the permissions on my home folder, running Disk Warrior, running in "safe" mode. I deleted the app, reinstalled, deleted prefs, application support files and caches - no good. I tried restoring prefs, application support files and caches from the user that had a working skitch on my backup volume, also no good. I have deleted all browser cookies a number of times and I don't have a skitch keychain. So to be absolutely clear - if Skitch is not already installed and working properly in a 10.5.8 user, it doesn't work on any volume running on two different computers. desktop running 10.5.8 "usual" user - quit working, complete reinstall of everything "skitch" won't make it work 10.5.8 desktop "backup" user that already exists - works 10.5.8 desktop newly created user - doesn't work August backup volume "usual" user works new user created on August backup volume - doesn't work fresh install on troubleshooting volume - doesn't work fresh install on laptop that had no prior installation of Skitch - doesn't work Have you or Apple done anything to cause this issue? (Find it hard to believe that it's Apple, since the app doesn't run on my rarely-touched troubleshooting volume.) During the time we had to go through the app store for upgrades, I always upgraded via the in-app upgrade menu and only recently got v. 1.07 directly from the Evernote site, so I don't have any "pre-Evernote" zip files.
  8. Evernote - Scrap version 2 - or make it beta - and make version 1 the "official" version until you get things right again. Absolutely atrocious "update." Things I really miss in addition to things already mentioned: --I often add white space to screenshots by clicking and dragging. This enables me to add text when there's not enough room on the screenshot itself and allows me to easily make tutorials --Custom color picker and "eyedropper"-type color matching tool --easy ability to change tool sizes (new method is incredibly awkward) --THE SELECTION TOOL!!!!! It is ridiculously difficult to select individual elements by clicking on them without a dedicated selection tool. On my Lion install, there are no snapping and drawing preference tabs - is that a bug or are the instructions for changing preferences not updated? I also downgraded. For anyone having difficulty with Skitch 1 not respecting your preference to show only the menubar icon and not the dock icon under Lion, this worked for me (copied from https://getsatisfaction.com/rescuetime/topics/it_would_be_great_to_be_able_to_hide_rescuetime_from_the_dock). You'll need the ability to edit a property list: --. Navigate to your Applications folder and right-click on the Skitch.app and select "Show Package Contents". --. This should open a folder that contains a "Contents" folder, open that folder and you should see a list of folders and files including "Info.plist" --. Double click on Info.plist to open it - it should open with the Property List Editor by default --. Click the triangle next to "Root" and it should display the contents of the Info.plist file. --. The setting we are interested is called "LSUIElement". This setting should be in the property list and should have a Value of 1 (hidden). If it has a value of 0, you can change it to 1 by double clicking on the value. --. Close the Property List Editor and save the changes
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