Wipr and Safari issue on latest Catalina

ledzep1

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I just noticed the other day that Safari keeps disabling Wipr under safari extensions, I have only just noticed this happening on latest Catalina update but it may have occurred on previous version as well.

Anyone else getting this issue?
 

ledzep1

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I'm not seeing that here on 10.1.5.3, so it is not a universal problem. Maybe reach out to the dev?
Have done, gave me a few things to try. Maybe its not a bug, but perhaps when I updated to Catalina it messed something up, so I will try a few basic steps such as uninstall/reinstall.

Cheers
 

Ritsuka

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Probably a corrupted preferences file that can't be overwritten. But I don't know in which file those settings are stored.
 
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Weaselboy

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Have done, gave me a few things to try. Maybe its not a bug, but perhaps when I updated to Catalina it messed something up, so I will try a few basic steps such as uninstall/reinstall.

Cheers
You might try making a new temp/test account and see if it works properly in that account. If it does, that tells you it is something in your existing account, like the bad plist pref file mentioned.
 
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ledzep1

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You might try making a new temp/test account and see if it works properly in that account. If it does, that tells you it is something in your existing account, like the bad plist pref file mentioned.
I have another user on the mac that doesn't seem to have issues with wipr so it may be like you suggested, no idea how to I go about fixing it if it is a bad plist pref?
 

ledzep1

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I think I found the place in finder for the plist files but can't see anything that mentions Wipr.
 

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Looks like it is in this folder in the users ~/Library folder. Run the command below in Terminal to delete it then reboot then restart Wipr.

Code:
rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/com.giorgiocalderolla.Wipr-Mac/Data/Library/Preferences/com.giorgiocalderolla.Wipr-Mac.plist
 
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ledzep1

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Looks like it is in this folder in the users ~/Library folder. Run the command below in Terminal to delete it then reboot then restart Wipr.

Code:
rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/com.giorgiocalderolla.Wipr-Mac/Data/Library/Preferences/com.giorgiocalderolla.Wipr-Mac.plist
Thanks, will give that a go, just to confirm deleteing the above will only delete stuff associated to wipr.
 

ledzep1

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Correct... it will just reset the Wiprs preferences back to default.
How do I delete it please?

I open terminal and just paste the above in, or do I need to do something else to actually delete it.

Thanks
 

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I open terminal and just paste the above in, or do I need to do something else to actually delete it.
Copy and paste that line I have you into Terminal and hit the return key. That will delete the pref file. Then restart your Mac then launch Wipr.
 
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ledzep1

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Copy and paste that line I have you into Terminal and hit the return key. That will delete the pref file. Then restart your Mac then launch Wipr.
Cool thanks, I did do that but wasn't sure if it had done anything, seems fine since I have done this.

Cheers
 
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