Scapple lost its Quickview capacity?

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Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:48 pm Post

One of the many cool features of Scapple used to be that I coould quickly look inside of every file via macOS Quickview, i.e. by simply pressing the space bar and voilà, I saw a preview of the diagram and knew whether it was the file I was looking for or not.

Recently, this possibility has disappeared; all I get is a symbol.

I am still on Sierra: is that the reason? Did I upgrade once too often? If so, is it possible to go back to a version that could provide quick views?

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:48 pm Post

It works okay on Mojave.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:30 pm Post

Works fine here as well, and I’m on 10.12.6. If it’s not working for you in a global fashion, where even a blank .scap file you saved as a test cannot be previewed, then a simple reinstall of Scapple should be the first thing you try.

I would reboot in between trashing and reinstalling, just to make extra sure whatever broken version of the Quick Look plugin you current have is well and truly flushed from the system.
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:06 pm Post

For me it works for some .scap files and not for others (same thing for the icons). I've done some experimenting and can't find a reason that some show and some don't. Let me know if you want me to send you some. It's the same situation for the icons*:

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Which I reported here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=56709
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Wed May 01, 2019 1:08 am Post

Ah, you might be using "cloud" shaped notes in those boards where QL doesn't work. A recent OS update busted something about how these work a bit ago; we'll have it patched in the next update for Scapple.
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Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm Post

Ah. Interesting.

I guess Apple is worried about competition with their iCloud.
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Sat May 25, 2019 8:57 pm Post

Today, I found that jagged borders also break it.

Should I go through all my mind maps and change jaggeds and clouds, or is a fixed version imminent?

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Mon May 27, 2019 11:52 am Post

It's up to you, whether QL is more or less important than the different border types available for use.

There should be an update for Scapple sooner than later, I wouldn't want to make an assurances, but it would be unlikely that there isn't one in the next couple of months. There are some necessary changes to the activation framework that need to be made.
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Tue May 28, 2019 12:18 am Post

QuickLook isn't so important, but it also means that the mind maps aren't visible in Scrivener.

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:22 pm Post

I'm bummed that this wasn't fixed in the latest Scapple release.

Quickview (and especially the view within Scrivener) is important.

Having fancy borders is important. Here's why: Mindmaps work because they are fun. By making them colorful and having different border styles they are made more fun.

Please give the solution of this problem a higher priority.
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:17 am Post

I checked, and this one has turned out to be very difficult to figured out (and on top of that, very difficult to test, given how Quick Look plug-ins are cached), so it got moved to the list for a larger update, rather than the quick one we needed for the Paddle transition (which had the highest of all priorities).
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:50 pm Post

Okay. Glad you're on it.
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:59 pm Post

Here are some images to emphasize how important this fix is. Scapple's integration with Scrivener is a great feature, and this bug is the difference between this:

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:13 pm Post

It unfortunately still appears to be a problem in the latest macOS 10.15 developer beta, too.
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:15 pm Post

The problem is still there in version 1.3.4, unfortunately.
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