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24 Apr 2010, 11:03
FinderPop not working with latest Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1
FinderPop click in unused menu bar used to work fine with Nisus Writer 1.4. But I’ve just installed their latest version 1.4.1, with some 64 bit elements. And Finderpop no longer gives me the popup menu when clicking in the unused menu bar...

I’m using 10.6.3. FinderPop 2.2.6 was installed 2010/04/09, and some of these messages say FP-beta i386, and some say FP-beta-x86_64.

I’ve just checked in Console, as you suggested for another query, and it says:

10/04/23 12:08:42 Nisus Writer Pro[154] *** WARNING: Method selectedRowEnumerator in class NTAutoscrollingTableView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used.
10/04/23 12:25:27 [0x0-0x16016].com.finderpop.fp-injector[158] FinderPop-beta-i386-22601: Patching 'Nisus Writer Pro' 0:196196 (CF-c)
10/04/23 12:25:42 Nisus Writer Pro[6832] NSLanguage is private and deprecated. This class will be removed in a future release.
10/04/23 13:30:13 SubmitDiagInfo[6911] Removed expired file /Users/G4/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Eudora_2010-04-09-132443_Macintosh.crash
10/04/23 13:53:04 [0x0-0x16016].com.finderpop.fp-injector[158] FinderPop-beta-i386-22601: Patching 'Nisus Writer Pro' 0:1a41a4 (CF-c)
10/04/23 13:54:28 Safari[231] *** -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:]: index (4294967295) beyond bounds (2)

10/04/24 11:54:24 [0x0-0x25025].AdWords Editor[234] NOW SNOOZE
10/04/24 11:54:25 [0x0-0x15015].com.finderpop.fp-injector[158] FinderPop-beta-x86_64-22601: Patching 'Console' 0:69069 (CF-c)

Can you suggest a work around for this problem?
24 Apr 2010, 11:56
Re: FinderPop not working with latest Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1
The 'i386' or 'x86_64' is printed depending on whether the application to be patched is 32-bit intel or 64-bit intel.
NWP is a 32-bit app, hence "FinderPop-beta-i386-22601" is printed.

I just downloaded and installed the NWP 1.4.1 demo and clicking in an unused portion of the menubar works as expected.
Presumably *nothing* happens when you do so? And clicking-in-unused-menubar works fine in other apps?

What about if you click in (0, 0) - the top left corner of the screen? If that works, then the problem lies in FP determining whether the point you clicked on is "unused" or not (this can happen if your menubar contains a non-uniform pattern, so make sure menubar translucency is turned off (System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Desktop -> "Translucent menu bar".)
27 Apr 2010, 09:31
Re: FinderPop not working with latest Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1
Thanks, Turly, I've now turned off menubar translucency, and NWP is back working again!

As for the rest, Eudora 6.2.4 doesn't work, but that's an OS9 application. The others that I've tried all seem fine. :D
27 Apr 2010, 19:27
Re: FinderPop not working with latest Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1
Eudora!? Now that's old-skool.
I still chuckle every time I remember its "That pesky MacTCP is acting up again!" dialog.
Those were the days :-)