Tiddlywiki won't launch-why?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Scylax, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Scylax macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I have been trying to download Tiddlywiki. The download completes and the Java file shows in the finder. When I click it it asks the usual question about whether I am sure I want to open it, but then it fails to launch and says it can't open and that there is an error. I tried checking the console, but I can't understand a word! If I need to I'll try to post the error message later, but I wondered if someone could help me solve this without.

    I am using a MBA latest revision, top spec, SSD running leopard.

    Thanks in advance guys!

  2. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    You should not run the jar-File directly, rather open the corresponding .html-File in Safari.
  3. Scylax thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009

    Sorry for the silly question, however, but how do I do this?:)
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    If you download TiddlyWiki, it's just a simple .html file called "empty.html". It uses javascript (completely different from Java!!) to do some nifty useful things like the animations. You simply doubleclick the file to open it in the default webbrowser. If you want to open it in Safari you start Safari, go to the File menu and select "open file", browse to "empty.html" and select it. Done. Be sure to read tiddlywiki.com, you'll need it.

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