LaunchBar crashes every time

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talino
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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by talino » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:03 pm

My 2c: same issue here, fixed with nightly build 907. Happened today after years of flawless behavior. The only updates to the system were Cubase 6.0 to 6.5 and the eLicenser Control Center software (which handles Cubase authorization). I'm on 10.6.8.

xtophe
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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by xtophe » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:05 pm

Same issue. I'm running 10.7.3 on a 2.5 GHz i7 MBP.

Never had a problem until I installed VLC 2.0 last night.

Not having LB for my work is a deal-breaker so I actually resorted to restoring from my bootable back-up of two days' ago.

I therefore don't have crashlogs to share (this happened at midnight last night and I needed to operational first thing this AM). But it's pretty clear to me that VLC 2.0 is what killed me.

Here's hoping installing new software won't do this to everyone because I really really really love my Launchbar and really really really need it for my work (while I also really really really needing to update my software regularly).

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by xtophe » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Okay just followed this advice and I think I'm running again.

The app hasn't crashed. And it even seems snappier...

This "NSInvalidArgumentException" crash is fixed in the current Nightly Build of LaunchBar (5.2-nightly-906).

This pre-release version is available via manual download from http://www.obdev.at/launchbar/download.html (under "Nightly Builds").

You could also use the integrated auto-update feature (if you enable "Show pre-release version" in the "Update" preferences of LaunchBar), but as this bug crashes LaunchBar before you get there you would need to start LaunchBar in debug mode (by pressing and holding the Option key while starting LaunchBar - this will temporarily disable the indexing process that leads to the crash).

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by rmcimoyle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:33 pm

As soon as I applied the latest security patch issued by Apple ( Max OSX Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b) LaunchBar started to crash every single time it starts with the following error/event logs:


Process: LaunchBar [381]
Path: /Applications/LaunchBar.app/Contents/MacOS/LaunchBar
Identifier: at.obdev.LaunchBar
Version: 5.1.3 (719)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [127]

Date/Time: 2012-03-08 12:20:19.343 -0500
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D50b)
Report Version: 9

Interval Since Last Report: 247938 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 11
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 773975 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 9
Anonymous UUID: 5775805D-DA73-44EB-B410-9166F8351DE6

Crashed Thread: 3

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
objc[381]: garbage collection is OFF
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[__NSCFConstantString objectForKey:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xac210624'
*** Call stack at first throw:
(
0 CoreFoundation 0x91e53b67 __raiseError + 231
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x98678149 objc_exception_throw + 155
2 CoreFoundation 0x91e57170 -[NSObject doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 256
3 CoreFoundation 0x91da5da9 ___forwarding___ + 457
4 CoreFoundation 0x91da5b72 _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 50
5 LaunchBar 0x00090be5 LaunchBar + 588773
6 LaunchBar 0x000911e4 LaunchBar + 590308
7 LaunchBar 0x00019c8f LaunchBar + 101519
8 LaunchBar 0x0000e067 LaunchBar + 53351
9 Foundation 0x933c4e59 -[NSThread main] + 45
10 Foundation 0x933c4e09 __NSThread__main__ + 1582
11 libsystem_c.dylib 0x94197ed9 _pthread_start + 335
12 libsystem_c.dylib 0x9419b6de thread_start + 34
)

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by manfred » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:20 pm

rmcimoyle wrote:As soon as I applied the latest security patch issued by Apple ( Max OSX Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b) LaunchBar started to crash every single time it starts with the following error/event logs:


Please install our newest Nightly Build (5.2-nightly-907) to fix this issue.

robdejonge
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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by robdejonge » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:24 am

What a relief.

I've been wondering why the shortcut key wasn't working for a week now. I kept messing around with other apps, etc. and because I have the dock icon disabled I didn't see the app crashing. I was very confused about the whole thing and my whole groove when working was gone, never realized how much I depend on LaunchBar for ... everything!

The app worked fine for about 10 seconds and then crashed. Only just now when I was in the preferences window during those 10 seconds and the window disappeared (no crash reporter popped up either!) did I realize the shortcut key was fine - it was the app that was not running anymore!

Downloaded nightly build. Issue resolved.

*pfew*

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by pyrogerg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:21 am

Same problem here, will try installing a nightly-build update and see if that fixes it.

EDIT: Version 5.2 nightly 907 fixed the problem. As others had indicated, starting launchbar in debug mode with all indexing disabled was the key to starting without crashing to get the update.

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by manfred » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:15 pm

pyrogerg wrote:As others had indicated, starting launchbar in debug mode with all indexing disabled was the key to starting without crashing to get the update.

Exactly that's one option. The other one is to download the nightly build from our website and to replace the existing executable with the newer version.

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by jose.lobato » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:52 pm

Same problem here. I crash in all my macs.

Latest Lion and Launchbar

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by manfred » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:52 pm

jose.lobato wrote:Post details
Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Please install our newest Nightly Build (5.2-nightly-907) to fix this issue. If you still notice crashes with the Nightly Build, please send us the crash logs via email. Thanks!

ssh
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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by ssh » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 pm

I'm running the latest release, there are no nightly builds, and for the first time in my use of LaunchBar, it's crashing every time I launch it, type something, and hit enter. I have sent an email with 4 crash logs to the support account. I feel completely hobbled without LaunchBar! Help!

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by mpw » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:30 am

I've got the same problem as ssh, on home and work Mac. No nightly updates available. I've reverted to the previous version, which still works fine, but it would be nice to be able to use the current version.

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by manfred » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:05 pm

ssh wrote:I'm running the latest release, there are no nightly builds, and for the first time in my use of LaunchBar, it's crashing every time I launch it, type something, and hit enter. I have sent an email with 4 crash logs to the support account. I feel completely hobbled without LaunchBar! Help!

mpw wrote:I've got the same problem as ssh, on home and work Mac. No nightly updates available. I've reverted to the previous version, which still works fine, but it would be nice to be able to use the current version.

A bug in Default Folder X is most likely causing the crashes of LaunchBar 5.2 (909). Please check your Default Folder X version and update it to version 4.4.9 or newer.

ssh
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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by ssh » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 pm

That was it! Thank you *so* much! DefaultFolder X's update wasn't working on that system, either, hence my not knowing that it hadn't updated.

Thank you, again!

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Re: LaunchBar crashes every time

Post by jackg » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:31 am

Problem:

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Process:         LaunchBar [943]
Path:            /Applications/LaunchBar.app/Contents/MacOS/LaunchBar
Identifier:      at.obdev.LaunchBar
Version:         5.3 nightly [931] (931)
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [251]

Date/Time:       2012-06-12 09:18:06.448
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.4 (11E53)
Report Version:  9

Crashed Thread:  5

Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
objc[943]: garbage collection is OFF
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[__NSPlaceholderArray initWithObjects:count:]: attempt to insert nil object from objects[0]'

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