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sperkins
Installed Lion; HoudahSpot 3.3 doesn't allow any inputs and can only be force quit.
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houdah
Hi!

The latest version of HoudahSpot is 3.3.1. Have you tried that?

How far do you get? Can you start a search or does HoudahSpot freeze immediately upon launching.

Please try the following:

1. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app
2. Get HoudahSpot to freeze
3. In Activity Monitor, select HoudahSpot and click "Sample Process"

The output should tell me what HoudahSpot is up to while freezing.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
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houda_user
I upgraded to Lion and when I attempt a search using Houdaspot here is what happens: 
With every single character/letter that I place in the search field, the cursor leaves the search field - I then must reselect the search field and enter the next character, and so on. This is happening on 2 Macbook Pro's and 1 Mac Mini.
I am using Houdaspot v2.75.

Any help would be appreciated.
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houdah
Hi!

One of the more recent versions of HoudahSpot 3.3.X fixed this Lion compatibility issue. The current version works fine on Lion.

Best,
Pierre Bernard

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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davidgarrick
I was having the same identical key input entry as houdah_user above with Version 2.7.5 (3022) under Lion. I upgraded to 3.3.1 and that resolved the problem.

Say, what is a "houdah" anyway?
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houdah
Hi!

A houdah is the canopied saddle you can put on an elephant's back.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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sperkins
Pierre-
Yesterday's freeze occurred using 3.3.1.  I've installed 3.4, with same problem. Report attached.



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MWGrubb
I am having the same problem! I have version 2.7.5 and when I select upgrade, it says I have the most recent upgrade???

A little help, please.
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houdah
Hi MWGrubb!

You need to download and manually install the latest version of HoudahSpot.

The 3.x versions are not offered by automatic update feature. The reasoning is that I do not want this to install an update only for you to discover an upgrade fee is required.

HoudahSpot 3.0 was a $10 paid upgrade for customers who purchased their HoudahSpot license prior to January 1, 2010.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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houdah
Hi sperkins!

Does the lock-up happen immediately upon launch of HoudahSpot?

Please try deleting the two preferences files:
~/Library/Preferences/com.houdah.HoudahSpot.plist
~/Library/Preferences/com.houdah.HoudahSpotHelper.plist

In Lion Finder, hold down the Option key, click the Go menu and select Library to enter your ~/Library folder.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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sperkins
Problem solved.

The freeze happened when attempting to type search terms into a "text content"/"contains words" search window. But the program worked fine if I opened a template for searching by date and adjusted the dates without inputting text.
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agrobertson
I upgraded to Lion on Thursday of last week, on a late-2009 15" MacBook Pro. With Version 3.4 (3942), downloaded today, I Houdaspot gives me a spinning beachball shortly after I try to enter a character into the "Name" "contains" field. This is repeatable. The same happens when I try to enter a character into "Text content" "contains words".
Gordon

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agrobertson
Following the above message, I deleted these files (this was suggested above):
~/Library/Preferences/com.houdah.HoudahSpot.plist
~/Library/Preferences/com.houdah.HoudahSpotHelper.plist

When I restarted HoudaSpot, a message box offered new template files, which I accepted. Then I was able to enter text into "Name" "contains" and start a search, and into "Text content" "contains fuzzy"... So HoudaSpot appears usable on Lion.

Gordon


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lwhitten
I keep having the same "App not responding" issue, always when I open a template, and then add the name field. As soon as I try to to enter info into the name field, get the spinning beach ball. I have been able to get it working by deleting the plist files, but it eventually comes back.
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houdah
Hi!

Please try the following:

1. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app
2. Get HoudahSpot to freeze
3. In Activity Monitor, select HoudahSpot and click "Sample Process"

The output should tell me what HoudahSpot is up to while freezing.

Upon forcing HoudahSpot to quit, please check /Applications/Utilities/Console.app for error messages and crash reports from HoudahSpot.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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houdah
Hi!

Are you doing anything different from what I tried in this video?

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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lwhitten
Attached are the sample file and the hang file.
I can repeat pretty easily: Start HS, open my template, add "Name" field, type a character > freeze

thanks,
Len

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lwhitten
This is the template i start with. i then add the name field. Click image for larger version - Name: HS_template.jpg, Views: 5, Size: 38.68 KB
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houdah
Hi!

Do you have the Text Preview window open when HoudahSpot hangs?

Could you upload or email the actual template file?
It is found in ~/Library/Application Support/HoudahSpot/Templates

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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houdah
Hi!

Could you please try HoudahSpot 3.4.2b1?

I have fixed one bug which might be related to the hangs you are seeing.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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lwhitten
Sorry - I did not see this until the released 3.4.2 came out. Seems to fix the problem though - thanks!!!
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