FYI: 10.6.5 breaks Letterbox

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  1. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    Just a heads up that the latest OSX update breaks letterbox. Forgot about the 10.6.4 fiasco, wouldn't have updated had I known. Thanks all...
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is "letterbox" or "Letterbox" an application?
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So nothing can be letterbox anymore?

    The fiasco is not knowing what you're on about.
     
  4. kmaute thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C134 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It's a commonly used mail plug-in. I just thought others would appreciate a heads up. No need to be mocked here.

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21899/letterbox
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, plugin that makes unsuported (by the authors, in the case Apple) modifications to an application stops working when the application is updated. Who'd have thought that could happen :rolleyes:
     
  6. kmaute thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C134 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Lol. Wow, sorry I posted. It enables functionality that was needed and forms an important piece of my workflow. Continue on with the regularly scheduled bashing.
     
  7. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't enable functionality at all. It's a little code tweak.

    A pointless one at that.
     
  8. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    It allows a 3 pane wide view of mail - I'm not sure that's pointless...

    BTW - WideMail (which I think is the same thing as Letterbox) won't work either.
     
  9. iNeko, Nov 10, 2010
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  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Over on the Growl forum they are mentioning that each plugin has to update the UDID to specify which versions of OSX they are compatible with. If mail doesn't see that UDID - it disables the plugin. I'd imagine the Growl folks will update pretty quickly.
     
  11. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

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    FYI: 10.6.5 Breakages

    GrowlMail Mail Plugin won't load.

    I guess someone should start a "10.6.5 Issues" thread...

    (sorry - someone else mentioned it before I finished writing my entry)
     
  12. modernmagic macrumors member

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    How long did you use LetterBox before you came to the conclusion that is was pointless?

    Personally being able to have a third pane on the right, showing more of the selected email without having to scroll is very functional.

    Besides the original post was about it needing an update for 10.6.5, not about if people should feel stupid for using it. Which could be the reason you felt the need to post a reply to the OP.
     
  13. iNeko macrumors regular

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    They're usually really quick, just caught me by surprise, that's all ;)
     
  14. greatestash macrumors member

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    you just need to change mailbundle UIDs for growlmail and letterbox; i did it on my system and its working fine now.

    Follow the steps from this article: http://langui.sh/2009/11/09/fixing-growlmail-letterbox-for-mail-4-2/

    this is for growlmail and you can apply to letterbox too; just change growlmail.mailbundle to letterbox.mailbundle.

    here is the sample which i did on my system:

    For GrowlMail:

    defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/GrowlMail.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "BDD81F4D-6881-4A8D-94A7-E67410089EEB"

    defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/GrowlMail.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "857A142A-AB81-4D99-BECC-D1B55A86D94E"


    For Letterbox:

    defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Letterbox.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "BDD81F4D-6881-4A8D-94A7-E67410089EEB"

    defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Letterbox.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "857A142A-AB81-4D99-BECC-D1B55A86D94E"

    issue these commands in terminal and these commands are for local installation.
     
  15. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm... Didn't work for me. I issued the commands in terminal for both and mail still says that it disabled the plugins on launch.
     
  16. puy0 macrumors newbie

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    I confirm this trick works (thanks!)
    make sure to read the link from greatestash :
     
  17. pinchepooch macrumors newbie

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    Yep, worked perfectly.

    Yep, worked perfectly once you move the letterbox.mailbundle back to bundles. Thanks for your help.

    If your new like me copy this /Users/username/Library/Mail/Bundles (Disabled 3) (just in my case, yours may be Disabled x)
    to
    /Users/username/Library/Mail/Bundles then run the commands in terminal as directed




     
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  19. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Strange - same steps as the first time, but now it works! Thanks for the tip!

    FYI - this also works for Herald which is like GrowlMail but, in my opinion, a little nicer.
     
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    With the GrowlMail UUIDs, if you're a bit queasy when it comes to terminal, you can just open the info.plist in the bundle/GrowlMail.mailbundle/Contents folder and drop them in yourself ;)
     
  22. ksmith80209, Nov 11, 2010
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    Any benefit to WideMail over Letterbox (or vice versa)? I had been using WideMail but grabbed Letterbox and the fix yesterday after getting the shakes withdrawing from my 3-pane view.

    edit: Never mind - looks like WideMail has more features/control than does Letterbox.
     

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