Quicksilver 1.0 – Application launcher and much more.

Quicksilver 1.0Quicksilver is a light, fast and free Mac application that gives you the power to control your Mac with keystrokes alone.

Quicksilver allows you to find what you need quickly and easily, then act upon these objets as you see fit. All with your fingers on the keyboard. As an example, if you want to find an application hidden in the depths of your file system, simply activate Quicksilver with a keystroke, type a few letters of the application’s name, then hit Return or Enter to launch it, or tab and type to find an action such as Quit, Trash, Email To…, Run at Login, Move To…, Get Info, Reveal, the list goes on.

Quicksilver indexes and parses only selected parts of the contents of your hard drive in the Catalog, which means it locates and displays the items matching your search quickly. Quicksilver has a modular structure which means features for interaction with a whole host of of other applications (iTunes, 1Password, Safari, Microsoft Office) can be done after installing the relevant plugin.


What’s New

Version 1.0.0:
New:

  • Preliminary support for retina displays (#1044,#1378)
    • Many internal images have been upscaled
    • Icons and images are no longer downscaled in the interface
  • Assign the same trigger to different actions in different applications (#1201)
  • Add files and folders to the catalog using the Add To Catalog action (#1276)
  • AppleScript Action enhancements - http://qsapp.com/wiki/AppleScript_Actions (#1023,#1048)
  • Assign an alternate name to something by creating a synonym (#1325)
  • Plugin documentation is now accessible from the plugin's preferences (#999#1364)
  • Plugin documentation is accessible directly from the list of plugins via a button in the bottom-right (#1364,#1384)
  • Trigger type can be specified in the third pane for the Add Trigger action (#1345)
  • Clipboard history will omit "transient" data (#1213)
  • New localizations for Korean, Catalan, Chinese (Hant, China) and Spanish (Mexico)
Fixed:
  • Names and labels for files should be determined faster and more accurately (#1263#1288)
  • Catalog entry names won't override file names (#730#1240)
  • Docking window controls behave correctly (#1247)
  • Recent Commands and the Last Command proxy are working (#722#1207)
  • Fixed the missing default application for the Open With… action (#1360#1361)
  • The Find With action (for web searches) works with Current Selection (#1311)
  • Fixed the Add Trigger action (#515#1345#1390)
  • Prevent changes to the catalog before it finishes loading (#1216)
  • Fixed the "Delay" settings for triggers (#583#914,#1201)
  • Fixed the generic "Computer" icon (#1298)
  • Avoid redrawing icons for files unnecessarily (#1297)
  • Prevent catalog entries from disappearing in the preferences (#893#1313)
  • Prevent lock ups when scanning the catalog on startup (#1339)
  • Correctly switch to text mode in the third pane when spacebar behavior is "Jump to Argument Field" (#1357)
  • Text items in the third pane no longer show up as empty with details underneath (#1346)
  • The count at the bottom of the results list is updated correctly (#1346)
  • Only show folders when saving a command to a file (#1357)
  • Change "plug-in" to "plugin" in the Setup Assistant (#1357)
  • Only show catalog related actions with a single item selected (#1276)
  • Internal improvements to the Assign Abbreviation… action (#1374)
  • Set a default string ranker to prevent meaningless notifications (#1380)
  • Prevent a crash when changing row height immediately after choosing a new interface (#1383)
  • Fixed an exception when right-arrowing into applications with iCloud documents (#1396#1398)
  • Changed the process for displaying the Dock icon (#1152#1414)
  • More reliable file type detection (#1427#1428,#1430)
  • Internal optimizations, stability improvements, and fixes (#1335#1346#1385#1390#1401#1371,#1403#1388#1410)
Changed:
  • Simplify Services and set the "Command Window with Selection" trigger to use ⌘⎋ by default (#409,#1295#1416#1418)
  • The Current Selection proxy object appears quicker (#1295)
  • Better auto-detection of URLs in text entry mode (#1312#1346#1376)
  • If files are omitted from the catalog, they will still be available when browsing the filesystem (#1195,#1322)
  • Handlers preferences are grouped with other preferences for the core application (#1182#1253)
  • Disable settings for predefined catalog entries (#1341)
  • Improved localization for Advanced Preferences (#1338)
  • Release Notes have some style (#1228)
  • Updated localizations
Development:
  • Developers don't need to understand and track the relationship between name and label (#1263)
  • Passing options to string rankers is more efficient (#1212)
  • Support bundle version requirements for plug-ins (#1261)
  • Allow actions to specify whether they want to see proxy objects, or only the resolved object (#1342,#1343)
  • Removed some unused code related to Event Triggers (#1300)
  • Better logging of exceptions in Debug mode (#1201, 1357)


Compatibility

Intel, OS X 10.6 or later


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