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Growl stopped working

Postby nichols077 » Tue May 26, 2009 11:40 pm

Out of the blue the growl notifications stopped popping up and i noticed the paw icon is greyed out instead of black. I have updated uninstalled and reinstalled and cannot figure out how to get it back up and running. anyone know whats wrong?

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby boredzo » Wed May 27, 2009 4:21 am

You have squelch mode turned on. Run these commands in a terminal:

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killall GrowlHelperApp GrowlMenu
defaults write com.growl.growlhelperapp GrowlSquelchMode -bool NO
open -a GrowlHelperApp
open -a GrowlMenu
Last edited by boredzo on Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added code to kill and relaunch GrowlMenu, since not doing that meant the status item would stay gray, even though Growl was now out of squelch mode.

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby nichols077 » Wed May 27, 2009 5:59 pm

This didnt fix the problem and I got the error The file /Users/justinnichols/GrowlHelperApp does not exist. I just installed growl so shouldnt I have this file?

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby boredzo » Wed May 27, 2009 6:00 pm

nichols077 wrote:I got the error The file /Users/justinnichols/GrowlHelperApp does not exist.


Copy and paste the commands; don't try retyping them.

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby nichols077 » Wed May 27, 2009 6:36 pm

i did

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby boredzo » Wed May 27, 2009 7:47 pm

And yet you left out the -a, which would have come along if you'd copied and pasted. open wouldn't give the error you showed if you hadn't failed to include the -a.

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby nichols077 » Thu May 28, 2009 2:56 am

i copied and pasted the code numerous times and only once it gave me that error but never did it fix my problem i searched my computer and do not have growlhelperapp

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby boredzo » Thu May 28, 2009 3:18 am

nichols077 wrote:i copied and pasted the code numerous times and only once it gave me that error


That means that all the times it didn't give you that error, it worked, and successfully turned off squelch mode.

… but never did it fix my problem …


Incorrect.

i searched my computer and do not have growlhelperapp


That's your (new) problem: You don't have Growl installed. Once you really do reinstall Growl, it will be working.

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Re: Growl stopped working

Postby nichols077 » Thu May 28, 2009 3:38 am

I had reinstalled it before I did the lines of code but did it again with results thanks


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