[OS X TeX] Stuffit Expander Problem

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Mon Jan 10 22:56:08 EST 2005

On Jan 10, 2005, at 3:44 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> 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 
> preference.
> After setting the preference, you can plug the network in again.

Or you can get "Little Snitch", which is a great piece of shareware.  
Everybody should use it.


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