Sherlock can't find any movies or theatres

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mpulsive81, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    I typically use Sherlock to browse local movie listings but it hasn't worked in the past couple of days. Specifically, it says "no results found" for anyplace I look up. All the other features of Sherlock work just fine. I researched the issue and already tried deleting the cache and preferences from the library, but it still isn't working. If anyone can help, i'd appreciate it!
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I can't remember the day when Sherlock worked for much of anything. Apple has effectively abandoned Sherlock. I believe you can find a Dashboard widget to replace this function.
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    What a shame. That app had so much potential to be great.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Dashboard has more.
     
  5. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yes, true. I actually only used Sherlock once, and it seemed pretty sweet to me. Great idea, bad execution.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It worked fine for quite awhile, it just never really caught on with users and has now been eclipsed by Dashboard.
     
  7. Mpulsive81 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what dashboard widget do you use for movie times? I really enjoyed using Sherlock for this. Had all the theaters, times, and movie previews you can watch....all in one.

    Does this widget you're talking about do the same?
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Apple lists several widgets that can find movies by theater and time.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw

    I've tried both the Ticket Widget and RADMovieTimes and both seem to work.

    None seem to have quite the functionality of the old Sherlock module in terms of also displaying the film trailer, but you can also download a widget that does only that.
     
  9. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    yeah i abandonned sherlock too. i had some interest for a while but then realized it wasnt as great as i hoped
     

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