Well, it’s now the next night, and I’m having the same issue again. Since I deleted the BigCat plugin, that obviously wasn’t it.
The issue is definitely attached to the Dictionary pop-up panel, though. I’ll try to recreate it step-by-step in a second, but just so you know, Keith, Activity Monitor is telling me that Scrivener (which is frozen with the pop-up panel open) is using 98% of my CPU, and while the OS isn’t telling me that Scrivener is frozen, I can’t click anything in it, or escape out of the Full Screen view (I can, however, get the menu bar to slide down, though I can’t click on anything).
I looked at Console, but nothing is showing up for Scrivener (not at the time of the hang anyway).
The project is 24.9 MB and contains everything from text files to multipage PDFs to image files to URLs.
I’m gonna Force Quit and try to recreate the issue.
Okay, so I opened the file, right-clicked on a word to “Look up in Dictionary” and everything was fine (this is in the editor, not full-screen view). Then I did it again (still in the editor), and tried scrolling through the definition in the dictionary panel, and THAT’S when it hangs up. Not when the panel comes up, but when you scroll in it.
Again, nothing showed up in Console from Scrivener on this. I’m wondering if its Growl though. I’m getting an error in the Console that says this:
9/1/09 9:53:20 PM GrowlHelperApp *** __NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x15e0d830 of class NSCFDictionary autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
I’ll try turning off Growl and see what happens.
Nope, that didn’t work. Same issue.
Let me try it in TextEdit, to see if it’s the panel itself, or something in the connection with Scrivener.
Nope. Works fine there, so it’s Scrivener only I guess.
Keith, would sending a sample of the process from Activity Monitor help? Or is there somewhere else I can look besides Console for some messages? Also, is anyone else having this issue, or just me?
I guess I should try it on another project first, huh? See if that’s it?
Yep, happened in a different project too, this one only 3.3 MB. And again, it only crashes when I scroll in the panel.
Any thoughts? Can you recreate the bug?
It’s not a huge deal at the moment, because I can change the preference within Dictionary.app to have the contextual menu “Open Dictionary application” rather than the panel, and everything works fine from there, but I thought you’d like to know.
Let me know if you need me to try anything else.