MarsEdit 4.1.4: Bug Fixes & Dark Mode Refinements

September 11th, 2018

MarsEdit 4.1.4 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

This update includes a good number of fixes as well as more changes to support macOS Mojave’s upcoming Dark Mode. Folks who are running the beta Mojave should find that most aspects of the app are now tuned to draw properly in Dark Mode. One area where I’m still planning to put some more time in is in the “Media Manager” where there are still some white backdrops that need to be adapted.

Here’s the complete list of changes in this update:

  • Fix a bug that prevented some preference changes from “sticking”
  • Restore support for dragging images from Preview’s thumbnail list to the app
  • Preserve <script> elements when editing HTML content that contains them
  • Restore scripting support for custom field values on posts
  • Fix an issue converting Emoji characters from entities and back
  • Fix a crash when using VoiceOver to select Featured Image
  • Update default “Quick Posts” markup to use a more correct HTML structure
  • Fix preview of Quick Posts template which was not displaying correctly
  • More preliminary support for Dark Mode
    • Use different syntax highlighting colors in Dark Mode
    • Fix text color for the Network Log’s content
    • Adapt about box and acknowledgements windows
    • Adapt main window preview area

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

FastScripts 2.7.3: Just a Couple More Fixes

August 29th, 2018

FastScripts 2.7.3 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

FastScripts 2.7, which I released earlier this month, was a fairly minor update in terms of functional changes, but a dramatic change in terms of the version of tools used to build it, and the system requirements of the app itself. FastScripts 2.6.13 and earlier were built with an older version of Xcode, on an older Mac, and supported OS releases as old as Mac OS X 10.6. As part of a solution to get FastScripts working as expected on macOS Mojave betas, I finally updated it to require macOS 10.12 or greater, and switched to newer tools.

The rapid-fire releases of FastScipts 2.7.1 and 2.7.2, were the result of unexpected bugs resulting from that shift, and my prematurely thinking I had ironed out all the issues before releasing the follow-on updates. In the lead-up to today’s release of 2.7.3, I spent a longer period of time examining the remaining issues that have surfaced, and I hope that things will be quieter in terms of bug-fix updates moving forward.

This update includes another subtle fix for “path to” handling, and a fix for a crash when running JavaScript for Automation scripts:

  • Remove FastScripts’s custom “path to” handler as it appears the system handler behaves as we expect now
  • Add an Apple Events usage explanation string to accompany the system prompt for approving Apple Events
  • Fix a crash that occur when running JavaScript for Automation scripts

An important note for users who use FastScripts to perform GUI scripting: After updating from FastScripts 2.6.13 to 2.7 or later, you may experience trouble running scripts that rely upon the Accessibility framework. To work around this problem, go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility, and uncheck any existing copies of FastScripts listed. Then restart your Mac before adding back FastScripts 2.7.3. This should restore functionality as it was with 2.6.13.

If you enjoy FastScripts, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, or spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks for your support. Questions or concerns? Get in touch at support@red-sweater.com. Thank you.

MarsEdit 4.1.3: Improved Image Handling and Other Delights

August 24th, 2018

MarsEdit 4.1.3 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

This update fixes several bugs to improve the overall usability of the app:

  • More improvements to the reliability of the Safari extension
  • When a dragged image contains both higher resolution and lower resolution versions, MarsEdit now prefers higher resolution
  • Improvements to the List formatting macros to make them transform several selected lines into a single list
  • Fixed a bug to avoid recompressing images when no changes are made to them
  • Fixed a bug that caused selected custom colors to be unset when clicking out of the color panel
  • Fixed a hang that could occur if authentication fails while trying to upload an image to a blog
  • Fixed a bug that caused blogs to re-expand their Posts/Pages subsections even if user had collapsed them
  • Fixed a bug that caused some standard formatting macros to lose their functionality when a custom keyboard shortcut was set
  • Setting the Featured Image is now supported via VoiceOver

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

FastScripts 2.7.1: Quick Fix for “Path to Me”

August 18th, 2018

FastScripts 2.7.1 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

This update fixes a bug that was introduced in FastScripts 2.7, affecting scripts that use the “path to me” AppleScript command to get a reference to the location of the running script.