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Mac Updates: VLC Mac 2.0.8 [again], Growl 2.1, Cocktail 6.6, NetNewsWire 4 Beta 4

1 August 2013 1,018 views No Comment

Hold the mayo on a BLT? That's like a fish without a bicycle or movies on Mac sans VLC. On the subject of, 
VLC Mac 2.0.8 got pulled, but it's back now…

Hold the mayo on a BLT? That’s like a fish without a bicycle or movies on Mac sans VLC. On the subject of,
VLC Mac 2.0.8 appeared earlier this week, but the download link got pulled. Well, it’s working now. But the fresh doesn’t end, no…

Yes, VLC Mac 2.0.8 is available for download. So, go get it after considering these fine items.

• Growl 2.1 (MAS, $3.99)
— Added the ability to run scripts as an action.
— Added a the ability to control notifications via rules. See http://growl.info/documentation/applescript-rules for more information.
— Growl no longer hangs when receiving a large amount of notes (more than 100) at one time.
— Webkit displays can now have custom close buttons that are styled.
General Changes
— Made it clear when the application decides for priority.
— AppleScript increases the image size from 128×128 to 1024×1024.
— When using forwarding with Notification Center forwarding, you will now see notes on both computers.
— The Prowl action plugin now sends the notifications correctly if it has the notification click back set.
— The automator action is now localized.
— The GrowlAction workflow will now read from the description of the Automator action.

Cocktail 6.6 (download)
— Improvements on the “Search for corrupted preference files” procedure (it now searches for corrupted Launch Daemons and Launch Agents)
— Added “Disable rubber band scrolling” setting (Interface – General)
— Added “Enable Single Application mode” setting (Interface – Dock)
— Added “Disable Dock icon bouncing for alerts” setting (Interface – Dock)
— Added “Show only running applications” setting (Interface – Dock)

NetNewsWire 4 Beta 4 (download)
— A much improved, more complete Dark Mode. Your eyes are welcome
— Adjustments and many improvements to the user experience for Search
— Fine-tuned the behavior of swipe gestures
— Better handling and user experience for cases where NNW has lost internet connectivity
— Better handling and display of errors that happen when refreshing sites
— Fixes for potential issues with incorrect unread counts. If you see any more unread count trouble, please let us know immediately
— Fixes for NNW3 import failures and stability problems
— Fixes for potential instability related to Mark All As Read
— Fixes for problems with expansion of folders in the source list on launch
— Fix for an issue where dragging a browser tab might duplicate it
— Stability and data integrity improvements
— Performance improvements, especially for large numbers of sites

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