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littleluce
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I was using Alfred to eject an external hard drive, but when I begin typing "e" sometimes "ej", the Alfred window freezes before even loading all of the search results. I see the spinning rainbow wheel, and the window remains on top of all other windows. If I click outside of the window, I can use other programs behind the Alfred window (but the window is still covering part of my screen.) The rainbow wheel also appears when I hover over the Alfred menu bar icon. I opened my activity monitor to force quit the process, which clears the window.

 

HOWEVER, when I go back to my applications folder, I cannot open Alfred again! Finder gives me the error code -600. Underneath "Alfred 2" in my applications folder I saw "Alfred 2 (old version)", which did open successfully, after which I downloaded the newest update again. In trying to replicate the issue after reinstalling this update and everything happened exactly as I described the first time.

 

Since I've upgraded to Alfred version 2, I've noticed that there can be a significant delay when starting an Alfred search as I hear my external hard drives wake up when I call up Alfred, but it has never frozen like this until just recently.

 

I was running Alfred v2.0.3 (187) and Mac OS X 10.8.3. I have a screenshot of the window before I forced it to quit, but I wasn't sure how to upload it here.

 

UPDATE: after posting this, I realized that I am getting the same message when trying to open either version of Alfred 2 that I seem to have in my applications folder.

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I have a screenshot of the window before I forced it to quit, but I wasn't sure how to upload it here.

Upload it somewhere, like imgur, and copy the direct link to it.

Then, when editing the post click here

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And paste the link on the small window that appears.

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Could you firstly restart your Mac, then disable any workflows you have installed and also disable the eject commands. Is the hanging still happening? If so, rebuild your OS X metadata from the shortcut in Alfred's Advanced prefs.

 

Let me know how you get on :)

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It doesn't hang after I do all of that, so I turned all the settings back on. I think it's working again. There may have been a problem with my hardware—I called Apple and they had me repair my hard disk in disk utility.

 

If this happens again, do you have any other suggestions?

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It doesn't hang after I do all of that, so I turned all the settings back on. I think it's working again. There may have been a problem with my hardware—I called Apple and they had me repair my hard disk in disk utility.

 

If this happens again, do you have any other suggestions?

 

I think Apple sounds right and if this happens again, you may need to contact them as it's outside of Alfred's control.

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