GrowlMail and Safari 4

While I’m really happy with the Safari 4 beta, I was a little dismayed to find that started dying shortly after the update. The system’s complaint was that GrowlMail was causing a problem that made become hella unstable.

So what was their suggestion?  Turn GrowlMail off until there was an update for it.  And that’s all well and good for most people — but since I hide my dock and am expected to pay at least a little bit of attention to my mail client at work, I’d rather not wait around for a fix.

Fortunately, the Growl forums came up with a solution that requires only cutting and pasting a simple line into

defaults write GMSummaryMode -int 2

This can also be achieved by setting GrowlMail to display summaries instead of message excerpts.  If keeps crashing on you tho, it’s a little hard to do that.

So if you need a fix, now you’ve got one.




2 responses to “GrowlMail and Safari 4”

  1. M. des Rosiers Avatar
    M. des Rosiers

    Bravo-bravo monsieur, j’ai téléchargé le tout nouveau Safari et cette erreur m’a passe… Je ne parle pas beaucoup d’anglais mais j’ai vu des mots « terminal » et ça ligne et ensuite tout est bien avec Mail, grâce à toi ! T’es un saint !

  2. Joe Avatar

    Jason, I have a fix that allows you to continue using GrowlMail as done previously (i.e. with the summary). Details are on my blog: