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Hi,

 

My location, hotkey, theme, options, feature keywords, etc. are all showing as default in the preferences window, but they all work as expected. I select the dark theme, which works, but the next time I open the preferences window, it reports that the light theme is selected (even though the dark theme is being used). It reports that the icon is showing in the menu bar, even though it's not, and so on and so on, for all my preferences. My workflows and license remain.

 

Here are two emails I posted to Omnigroup's OS X talk mailing list looking for help. It may be related and thus may be useful for you.

 

The circumstances I'm about to describe are very strange, so I don't expect an answer, but I thought I might shoot off an email, just in case.

 

My machine is a 13" mid-2013 MacBook Air. The lid was closed when I found it in the state I will describe. I am the only one who uses it.

When I opened the lid, I was greeted with the Mavericks login screen. When I had closed the lid prior, I was logged in. That's the first weird thing I noticed.

 

The second thing I noticed was that I had to open Alfred manually when I logged in. That should have been automatic.

 

The next thing I noticed was that TotalTerminal had been launched (I have it set to launch on login, but when working on a bigger project, as I had been, I usually quit it so I can Alt-Tab, rather than going through the sliding out animation every time).

 

When I quit TotalTerminal and opened a new Terminal window, I also noticed that tmux ls showed the session I was working on. I attached to it and everything was still there.

 

The last thing is that Postgresql was no longer running. I'm using the one from Homebrew, with a launchd script that should have started it automatically on login. When I tried to relaunch it, I get this message:

 

LOG:  skipping missing configuration file "/usr/local/var/postgres/postgresql.auto.conf"

FATAL:  database files are incompatible with server

DETAIL:  The data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 9.3, which is not compatible with this version 9.4.0.

 

 

What the hell is going on?

 

 

 

More details.

 

Many apps are asking for my permission to allow network access again (I have the OS X firewall turned on).

 

I had to set all my Alfred settings again, but my packages were still there and so was my license. I changed the hotkey back to my preference, cmd + space, as well as my location. I had set them back how I like them earlier when I had composed the first email. Just now, I had to set them up again.

 

As I'm composing this email, I've had to remove the icon from the menu bar twice now.

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Hi,

 

My location, hotkey, theme, options, feature keywords, etc. are all showing as default in the preferences window, but they all work as expected. I select the dark theme, which works, but the next time I open the preferences window, it reports that the light theme is selected (even though the dark theme is being used). It reports that the icon is showing in the menu bar, even though it's not, and so on and so on, for all my preferences. My workflows and license remain.

 

Here are two emails I posted to Omnigroup's OS X talk mailing list looking for help. It may be related and thus may be useful for you.

 

I'm not quite sure where to start on this one... could you try creating a new user account, switching to that user and see if you see any issues there?

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