[OS X TeX] Stuffit Expander Problem

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 10 15:44:20 EST 2005

On 10 jan 2005, at 17:29, Herb Schulz wrote:

> If you've used Stuffit Expander (or Drop Stuff or Stuffit Deluxe) the 
> last
> few days you may have noticed that they take forever (almost, but it 
> feels
> like it) to launch. This is because of a default preference in those
> programs to check for newer versions. Apparently the server they use 
> is down
> and it takes a while for the request to time out. To fix the problem 
> let the
> program eventually load and uncheck that preference; no more delay.

Quicker solution (1):

Unplug the network, checking will not take place and uncheck the 
After setting the preference, you can plug the network in again.

Quicker solution (2):

Use the terminal to set the preferences (for all StuffIt products):

defaults write com.stuffit.Expander allowVersionChecking -bool NO
defaults write com.stuffit.ExpressPE allowVersionChecking -bool NO
defaults write com.stuffit.Engine allowVersionChecking -bool NO
defaults write com.stuffit.DropStuff allowVersionChecking -bool NO
defaults write com.stuffit.DropConvert allowVersionChecking -bool NO
defaults write com.stuffit.Deluxe allowVersionChecking -bool NO


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