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Keyclick installation Mac os x 10.5.8, keeps crashing

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:13 am
by Isa
Dear Mr. Sichel, Dear Keyclick experts out there who would be kind enough to help me out,

I am posting this issue on the forum in hopes that someone will be able to help, as I have already submitted the 'technical issue' form on the Sustainable Softwork website, sent out an email to psichel'at'sustworks'dot'com and am thinking that these might not be the adequate places for this type of request? I am hoping I will be luckier with the forum to find a good soul who can help me fix this problem! I was giving all the relevant details re. my unsuccessful installation of Keyclick in the form, but here they are again:

I had tried the program demo a long while back and I think I had been able to install it at the time (or maybe not and this is why I had not purchased it?!), not sure anymore. In any case, I did buy the license last week (even though it might have been better to have tried it again as I have read about issues with quick typers and 10.5.8) and was not able to make the program work. I am writing my Dissertation and am under a very tight deadline, and I am convinced that Keyclick would help me write, write, write, all I want is to Keyclick my Dissertation away :) !!!

I tried a few things, like installing a previous version (1.2.3), or uninstalling and reinstalling these versions, repairing permissions on my MacBook (Mac os x 10.5.8 ), I also tested my system to see if it was a speakers issue, but that's apparently not it, and I tried to get the sound alarms in 'Sound' pref. pane to work and they do. Also, if I change the 'sound' on the Keyclick pref. pane from Typewriter to clicks or keyboard sounds, I hear the little sound when it changes, but I cannot hear any sound when I type. I repeatedly received an error message each time I tried to open and use the program as it crashed unexpectedly, saying something like "Failure creating Keyclick server". I am copying the console messages which I got when recently searching them for "Keyclick", see down here.

I would really appreciate your help, as I had placed a lot of hope in Keyclick, and would be grateful if I could at least try to use it as I'm sure it will help me with my writing, I just need that sound :) !

Best regards,

IM

7/10/12 5:31:05 PM com.apple.launchd[72] ([0x0-0x18018].com.sustworks.KeyclickServer[143]) Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap
7/10/12 5:47:01 PM System Preferences[177] Failure creating Keyclick server
7/10/12 5:47:07 PM [0x0-0x1b01b].com.apple.systempreferences[177] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:47:07 PM [0x0-0x1b01b].com.apple.systempreferences[177] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:49:08 PM [0x0-0x24024].com.apple.systempreferences[204] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:49:08 PM [0x0-0x24024].com.apple.systempreferences[204] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:52:37 PM [0x0-0x26026].com.apple.systempreferences[212] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:52:37 PM [0x0-0x26026].com.apple.systempreferences[212] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:58:10 PM [0x0-0x2c02c].com.apple.systempreferences[231] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 5:58:10 PM [0x0-0x2c02c].com.apple.systempreferences[231] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:04:32 PM [0x0-0x33033].com.apple.systempreferences[252] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:04:32 PM [0x0-0x33033].com.apple.systempreferences[252] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:23:02 PM KeyclickServer[276] *** -[NSMachPort handlePortMessage:]: dropping incoming DO message because the connection or ports are invalid
7/10/12 6:23:02 PM [0x0-0x39039].com.apple.systempreferences[274] 2012-07-10 18:23:02.198 KeyclickServer[276:10b] *** -[NSMachPort handlePortMessage:]: dropping incoming DO message because the connection or ports are invalid
7/10/12 6:23:02 PM [0x0-0x39039].com.apple.systempreferences[274] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:23:02 PM [0x0-0x39039].com.apple.systempreferences[274] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:24:28 PM [0x0-0x43043].com.apple.systempreferences[317] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:24:28 PM [0x0-0x43043].com.apple.systempreferences[317] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:52:05 PM [0x0-0x4b04b].com.apple.systempreferences[351] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 6:52:05 PM [0x0-0x4b04b].com.apple.systempreferences[351] Referenced from: /Library/PreferencePanes/Keyclick.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyclickServer
7/10/12 9:31:08 PM Spotlight[118] Invalid kMDItemPath for Keyclick.prefPane
7/10/12 9:31:08 PM Spotlight[118] Invalid kMDItemPath for Keyclick.prefPane
7/10/12 9:31:08 PM Spotlight[118] Invalid kMDItemPath for Keyclick.prefPane

Re: Keyclick installation Mac os x 10.5.8, keeps crashing

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:43 pm
by psichel_adm
You need to running 10.6 or later to use the latest version of Keyclick. Please try version 1.3.1 from here:

http://www.sustworks.com/sb_site/downloads.html

Kind Regards,

- Peter

Re: Keyclick installation Mac os x 10.5.8, keeps crashing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:25 am
by shamonde
I was looking for a way to mute and unmute keyclick via AppleScript. I did not find one, but I found out you can use system events to call the global hotkey, and thought others might find this handy: