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Stoplight Hosed Me

I saw a post on digg.com recently about an application called Stoplight, featured on Lifehacker. It looked cool – it allows you to set up application specific behaviors, such as certain apps being full screen and certain apps closing (Cmd+Q) when the last window is closed.

I got a new Core 2 Duo iMac recently, and I’ve been having problems with it for the last few days. Finder kept crashing, even after I removed ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Finder.plist and ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist, as I found might help onthe internet. It would crash during a slideshow, it would crash when I opened the “About this Mac” window and then just closed it, it would crash all the time.

Eventually, I traced it back not to Uno, which was the original suspect, but rather Stoplight, which is a SIMBL bundle, and that was the problem. That application crashed my system reliably. Thank God I don’t have to rebuild it again.

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