Snow Leopard Application Updates

Snow Leopard BoxJust a quick note to mention that I’ve updated Mail Unread Menu to version 3.2 and Status Screen Saver to version 1.3. These changes have been made to provide support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Both of these versions of the applications require Snow Leopard to run, which will be the case for all versions of the applications going forward. The FAQs for each application contains details about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard compatible versions.

All other applications and widgets should already be compatible with Snow Leopard.

Mail Unread Menu 3.2

  • New Features
    • Added the ability to show each account in the mailbox list.
  • Changes
    • Changed how return values are received from Applescripts, ensuring more stable execution of scripts.
    • Changed the mailbox selection script to improve functionality with mailboxes contained within multiple accounts.
    • The unread count is now updated when a message is opened in a separate window.
    • Built application requiring Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed a handful of small memory leaks.

Status Screen Saver 1.3

  • New Features
    • Updated the screen saver to build in 64-bit mode, requiring Snow Leopard to run.
    • Added module for Skype
  • Changes
    • Replaced the one Time module with two modules, for 12 hour and 24 hour time.
    • Updated the icon for the NetNewsWire module.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed a handful of small memory leaks.

28 Responses to “Snow Leopard Application Updates”
  1. Bed
    August 27th, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Yeay thanks for Main UnRead Menu, been missing it under SL :D

  2. Donna Shore
    August 27th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Won’t launch, it was working fine until I installed the update. How do I get a the older version back?????

  3. Logan
    August 27th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Like I mentioned in the blog post, this version of Mail Unread Menu is for Snow Leopard only and won’t work in Leopard. There is still a link to version 3.1.1, for Leopard, in the Mail Unread Menu FAQ at . Thank you.

  4. Eric King
    August 27th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I’m running a dev build of Snow Leopard until the disc arrives tomorrow and have been looking forward to this update for a long time.

    Although it installs, the screensaver will not run and says the preview says to contact the vendor for a new version of the screensaver.


  5. Logan
    August 27th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I noticed this intermittently with some of the Snow Leopard betas, but haven’t seen the problem in the last build. I’d wait to see if the same problems happens after installing the build from the disc and, if so, let me know. Thanks!

  6. Eric King
    August 28th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Unfortunately, the problem persists in the retail version. Could it be because I had OS X archive & install, rather than reformatting first?

    Hope you have some insight! Go Aggs!

  7. Kim P
    August 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Hi! Finally received the long awaited Snow Leopard. Installed and so far, so good. I live and die by your status screen saver. I went into full panic mode with I received the message that I could no longer use it with my upgraded OS. Found this blog and realized it wasn’t just me! Thanks for making such a great product. Sure hope the fix comes soon so I can be up and running again – WITH my status screen saver!

  8. Simon Ox
    August 31st, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Hi, Status Screen Saver worken with Snow Leopard on my old white MacBook (Intel Core) but not on my new Unibody MacBook Pro.

  9. Logan
    September 2nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Could you guys check and see if there is anything in the logs that might be helpful? You can do so by opening Applications > Utilities > Console, clicking “Clear Display”, starting the screen saver, letting it run for a little bit, de-activating the screen saver and seeing if there are any applicable messages in the log. If you could email those over to me at , that would be great. Thanks!

  10. Eric King
    September 3rd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I can’t run the screen saver and the preview of the screen saver won’t work. Unfortunately, there’s nothing in the log.

  11. Lewis Vincent
    September 3rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Same problem for me too, nothing coming up in the log at all. It says that I need to get a newer version in the preview in the pref pane, however the icon on the side is blue, rather than grey like the rest of the incompatible screen savers.

  12. Logan
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Can you open up System Preferences, open up Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor, search for “System Preferences” and let me know what it says under kind? It should be “Intel (64 bit)”. Also, try doing a search for “ScreenSaver” (with no space), start the screen saver (it shouldn’t matter if it gives that warning), then stop the screen saver. You should briefly see an entry for “ScreenSaverEngine”; let me know what the Kind is there, too. Thanks!

  13. Lewis Vincent
    September 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Just did that for you. Yes, the System Preferences says Intel (64 bit). I couldn’t “test” the screensaver because both that and options are greyed out, but I have hot corners set up to start my screensaver. When launching it that way, I just get a black screen. The entry for ScreenSaverEntry said the same thing, Intel (64 bit).

  14. Eric King
    September 4th, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Can confirm Lewis. Activity monitor shows that the screen saver and preferences run in 64-bit. No console messages seen when using the hot corner.

  15. Erin Dalzell
    September 4th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I have a new Macbook Pro and SL and MUM is not showing any new mail. How can I help debug this?

  16. Simon Ox
    September 6th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Hello, there is no special log entry for the screen safer. It does not even start.

    System Preferences tells me that I cannot use this screensaver with my version of Mac OX X but that I have to contact the author to get a newer version.

    The Activity Monitor tells me that System Preferences runs in Intel (64 bit). It also tells me that the ScreenSaverEngine is also Intel (64 bit).

    But there is something strange in the log when I open System Preferences:

    System Preferences[18073] *** : Could not load bundle at path “/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/ImageParticlePatch.plugin” (Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=3586 UserInfo=0x200d4a220 “Das Paket „ImageParticlePatch“ konnte nicht geladen werden, da es mit dem aktuellen Programm nicht kompatibel ist.” (dlopen_preflight(/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/ImageParticlePatch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/ImageParticlePatch): no suitable image found. Did find: /Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/ImageParticlePatch.plugin/Contents/MacOS/ImageParticlePatch: GC capability mismatch))

    I just updated Leopard to Snow Leopard. I did no “clean install”.

  17. Logan
    September 8th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    That’s very odd, since the message that you guys are seeing is supposed to be the one that indicates that the screen saver isn’t 64-bit, but it looks like all of the pieces are. Can you guys try uninstalling the screen saver (by control-clicking it and choosing “Move to Trash”), deleting the preferences completely and then re-installing? I’m thinking that maybe the preferences are screwing things up. The preference file is located at ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.loganrockmore.StatusScreenSaver.*.plist, where ~ is your home folder and * is a unique identifier for your computer. Let me know if that changes anything. Thanks!

  18. Eric King
    September 8th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Works! Thanks, Logan.

  19. Logan
    September 8th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Good to hear that it works for you. Hopefully the others can get it working, too. I was doing some more Google searching and found that someone mentioned that upgrading screen savers to 64-bit versions caused conflict, so removing the old version should theoretically remove that conflict. I think that might be what’s going on here.

  20. Lewis Vincent
    September 8th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks, that worked a treat! Now finally have my Status Screen Saver back, and can stop checking this site every few hours to see if an update has been posted. :)

  21. Ryan
    September 10th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    The 10.6.1 update disables “Mail Unread” when you launch Apple Mail. Its gotta be a real pain to write plugins for mail as it seems every version breaks all the plugins. Would be nice if apple would stop doing this!

  22. Simon Ox
    September 15th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Just had to delete the plist. It works – thank you very much :-)

  23. Markus
    September 17th, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I have the same problem with the snow leopard stating that the saver isn’t compatible. I trashed the preferences file and it worked again, but only as long as I don’t check the option “iCal To Do”. This prevents the saver to work on my machine. Actually I can’t even close the options dialog after the iCal otion is ticked.

  24. Logan
    September 17th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Markus: Thanks for pointing that out. It looks like the iCal Applescript dictionary changed a bit for Snow Leopard. I’ll update the screen saver soon with a fix for it. Thanks!

  25. aid85
    October 1st, 2009 at 7:31 am

    StatusScreenSaver do not run on mac os x 10.6.1 !!!!!


  26. aid85
    October 1st, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Sorry Logan I did not read your post on September 8th, 2009 at 6:06 pm.

    It works after deleting the .plist and reinstalled 1.3

    Thanks… great screensaver… maybe the best…

  27. Alex
    October 27th, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Works great after deleting the old plist. However, when I choose the scroll status bar option, it scrolls super fast (so that it is unreadable; I think that wasn’t so when I used it under Leopard). Is there a simple way to fix this? For now, I suppose I will just take the risk of “image retention”. Thanks for the great screensaver, though!

  28. sherpadaddy
    March 18th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Mail Unread with not consistently show in the menu bar. I’m running Snow Leopard, and have it set to launch when launches. But most times it doesn’t show up in the menu bar at all. I’ve tried to reinstall 3 times. Am I doing something wrong??? I love this app when it works.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

:: RSS Feed :: Archive :: Categories :: Admin