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LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:50 pm
by Stormchild
As of some recent update, when I do a Google search with LaunchBar, after pressing return to perform the search in Safari, the LaunchBar window stays on screen. I have to press [esc] twice to get rid of it, every single time. Obviously this can't be the intended behavior, but is it a known issue, or only happening for me?

Version 6.1 nightly (6102)

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:21 am
by Tele_Pet
It happens for me as well, though seemingly intermittently.

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:17 am
by Stormchild
Yeah, I'm seeing it on-and-off too. Yesterday I replaced my local copy of LaunchBar on my laptop with the one from my iMac (even though it may have been nearly — or exactly — the same version), and the problem went away, but then I started noticing it on the iMac itself. Based on that I would guess it had nothing to do with replacing LaunchBar.app, and was probably just fixed (temporarily) by simply restarting the app.

Next time you notice the problem, see if quitting and re-launching LaunchBar fixes it, and then we'll have something a bit more tangible to report to the devs.

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:00 pm
by Tele_Pet
Darn-- just saw that there was a LaunchBar update today-- August 26, 2014. It looks to be Version 6.1 (6103). I tried running the Google search after installing and restarting the LB app but, sadly, the issue persists. I think I'll attempt a few more restarts of LB app and even the computer to see if the issue persists. If so, I guess I'll be running the 'Send LaunchBar Feedback' action. On the plus side, I've great experience with their support so far.

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:21 pm
by Kepi
Came to the forums to report this and found the existing thread.

What seems to trigger it is if I type too fast. Specifically, if you type your query and hit return before the search suggestions have appeared. It looks like when LaunchBar finally displays the search suggestions, it brings the window back up (you can see that it very briefly disappears before reappearing).

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:26 am
by Kepi
Still happens with 6.1.2.

Re: LaunchBar stays on screen after Google search

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:39 pm
by devananda
This happens to me too.

Activate google > search type query > press return > and one of two things happens:

    1.) LB stays activated and nothing happens

    Or

    2.) Switches to firefox and LB bar is still there and nothing happens in firefox

User needs to activate LB again which brings the same google search and press return again. This activates firefox and the search window.

Seems like a bug to me and should be addressed.