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  1. I do, with Firefox 52.0 (32-bit). If I visit...

    I do, with Firefox 52.0 (32-bit).

    If I visit either of these domains with HTTPS:

    https://scootersoftware.com
    https://www.scootersoftware.com

    I get a page which says (in this case for...
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    If you want to see or modify the settings for a...

    If you want to see or modify the settings for a session on the Mac version of Beyond Compare 4, I've found three obvious ways:

    (a) To view or modify settings for multiple sessions:

    Click on the...
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    Mine doesn't do that. I get a short pop-down menu...

    Mine doesn't do that. I get a short pop-down menu with "All files (*.*)", "C++ source", "Delphi source", "HTML source" and "Java source", plus recently used filters at the bottom (only the latest one...
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    Dropbox modifies Finder's contextual menu via an...

    Dropbox modifies Finder's contextual menu via an unsupported hack. I wouldn't like to see Beyond Compare to go down that route.

    There is a a potential method of making it easier to invoke the...
  5. Thanks for looking into it. I wanted to do a hex...

    Thanks for looking into it. I wanted to do a hex compare anyway, which I was able to select after the error was displayed.

    I was checking what had happened to a PDF which was damaged in transit...
  6. Misleading error message about pdftotext if PDF is damaged

    I was trying to use Beyond Compare 4.0.5 (19480) to compare a damaged (truncated) PDF to the original. It defaulted to doing a PDF comparison, using the pdftotext tool included within Beyond Compare,...
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    I'd expect that David J's comment "This is the...

    I'd expect that David J's comment "This is the change we are making locally as part of our build process" means they will be fixing this in the source for future builds, so later BC4 updates will not...
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    Outdated code signing?

    Related to this discussion, I've noticed that Beyond Compare 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 were being rejected by GateKeeper as being from an unknown developer when I launched them on OS X 10.10 (I was able to get...
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    In OS X 10.9 and earlier, Dropbox implements its...

    In OS X 10.9 and earlier, Dropbox implements its status badge on icons via an unsupported hack of Finder. Apple didn't like that so they added an official mechanism to extend Finder in OS X 10.10...
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    For reference, those "Icon\r" files are created...

    For reference, those "Icon\r" files are created when a custom icon is applied to a folder. They exist a long way back into classic Mac OS days, but I just did a test and the same method is still used...
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    OS X also saves each crash report to a file which...

    OS X also saves each crash report to a file which it keeps for a limited amount of time, so you may be able to get some recent crash reports. The following details apply to OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)...
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    Minor correction: Beyond Compare installs...

    Minor correction: Beyond Compare installs symbolic links to its command line tool links in /usr/local/bin, as it should.
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    Not just laptops - all of Apple's keyboards have...

    Not just laptops - all of Apple's keyboards have included a "fn" key since mid 2007. The small Apple Bluetooth keyboard (same layout as laptops) has been standard with iMacs since about 2009. Apple's...
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    Actually the standard Mac keyboard shortcuts for...

    Actually the standard Mac keyboard shortcuts for moving the insertion point to beginning/end of line are Command + Left Arrow and Command + Right Arrow. (The Command key is labelled "command" on...
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    Thanks, that fixed it. I was expecting it to be a...

    Thanks, that fixed it. I was expecting it to be a global preference for the application, but couldn't see anything relevant there. Session settings didn't occur to me.
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    Tower 2

    Tower 2.0 has been released, and some changes are needed in the instructions here to get it working with Beyond Compare. (I hadn't previously tried with Tower 1.)

    1. The path to the support files...
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    Are you mounting the drives using Beyond Compare?...

    Are you mounting the drives using Beyond Compare? If you use Finder to mount two volumes which have the same name, the system automatically mounts the first one in /Volumes using the name of the...
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    This thread reminded me of a small request: I...

    This thread reminded me of a small request: I have more than one file comparison utility installed on my Mac, and the service names used by Beyond Compare are generic enough that I didn't know which...
  19. A correction to my previous comment: dir on my...

    A correction to my previous comment: dir on my command line exhibits the same problem as Beyond Compare: I'm using JPSoft's TCC LE 13.03.39 as my command interpreter.

    Testing again with the...
  20. As another data point: I've just tried accessing...

    As another data point: I've just tried accessing an OS X 10.9 Mavericks share from my Windows 7 PC, and I can repeat the problem, but not consistently.

    It doesn't affect the top-level folder which...
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    Opening a new instance would be fine as an...

    Opening a new instance would be fine as an interim solution. That's effectively what happens anyway when using BCDiffer.

    I generally prefer to use the standalone BC from Code Co-op, because it is...
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    Code Co-op integration problem

    I've just discovered that BC3's integration with the Code Co-op version control software seems to have a problem.

    If BC3 is NOT running, then everything works fine.

    If BC3 is already running,...
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    UltraVNC's main purpose is remote control of...

    UltraVNC's main purpose is remote control of another computer via TCP/IP. It is one implementation of the VNC protocol, and includes server and client ends. The screen of the server computer is...
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    I think I can discount the version control...

    I think I can discount the version control theory. I did a comparitive test between BC2 and the debug version of BC3 beta on a pair of directories controlled by Code Co-op (5.1 beta). There was no...
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    A potential explanation for these delays: Is...

    A potential explanation for these delays:

    Is anyone who is experiencing these delays also using the Code Co-op version control software (Windows only)? Code Co-op 5.1 beta was released in late...
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