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  • Started 11 years ago by BertWoodall
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from BertWoodall
  • BertWoodall Member

    I just upgraded from an older edition of Fetch and I have just one complaint:
    The Directories Menu keeps clearing itself.
    I routinely address the same 25 or so folders--about half of which are nested--and in the old version of Fetch I relied heavily upon the Directories Menu to navigate to the desired folders.
    My question: Is there any way I can set Fetch to clear the Directories Menu ONLY when I instruct it to do so?
    --Bert Woodall

    (Thanks, by the way, for a great product, this quibble notwithstanding.)

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • BertWoodall Member

    After reading other posts on this topic, let me clarify: The Directories Menu clears itself during the same session--and deletes items on what seems to be a random basis, sometimes clearing all the visited folders, sometimes just a few of them.
    To further clarify, I visit many of these same folders several (or many) times a week, some only every week or more. I really want to keep my Directories Menu intact and can't understand why the software would wish to do otherwise.
    I am, by the way, running Mac 9 point something but could go to OS X if that would help.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That is very strange, and isn't supposed to be happening. Could you help me figure this out? Email a copy of your Fetch Cache and Fetch Prefs files (from the Preferences folder in the System folder) to bugs @ fetchsoftworks.com. Then run Fetch, and see if any directories disappear. If some do, quit Fetch and email those files again, along with the name of one or more directories that disappeared.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I think I found the problem, and a workaround. Fetch limits the size of the Fetch Cache file to 64KB. Some of your directories had sufficiently long file lists that they could not fit in that 64KB without bumping out other directories. Fetch should not drop items from the Directories list just because the cache is full; I will add that to our list of bugs to fix.

    There is a workaround, which is to increase the cache size limit. To do so you need to run the following script in Script Editor:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.3"
    set <<property pMCS>> to 1000000
    end tell

    The << and >> have to be special characters; to type << hold down Option and hit the backslash key (). To type >> hold down Option and Shift and hit the backslash key.

    This script ups the maximum cache size to 1MB; you can put any number there that you like. You only need to run the script once; Fetch should remember the setting. To find out what the current setting is, change the script to be:

    get <<property pMCS>>

    I will see about fixing the bug so that this workaround is no longer necessary.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • BertWoodall Member

    Using Mac 9.2's Script Editor, I have tried the script you kindly supplied. However, I get the response:

    Expected expression but found "«"

    I got this syntax response with both the "set" and "get" scripts.
    Any suggestions?
    --Bert

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • BertWoodall Member

    Yeah!!! It worked!
    Disregard last post. I was duplicating the « character. Now Fetch is working like a champ.
    ¡Muchas Gracias Senor!
    -- Bert Woodall

    Posted 11 years ago #

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