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Nicholas Graham

15 Aug, 2013 08:51 AM

Selecting Automatically start Timelime after login gives error: "Couldn't add Helper App" to launch at login.

Is this a permissions error?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 15 Aug, 2013 09:43 AM

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    Hi Nicholas,

    for some reason your operating system doesn't want to add Timelime to the login item list from within the sandboxed environment of the app. To troubleshoot the issue I would need more information.

    I think it's easiest if you just do the following:

    Please go to "System Preferences" > "Users & Groups" > "Login Items" and add Timelime to the list of login items there.

    If you have any further questions, please let me know.

    Thank you,

  2. 2 Posted by Nicholas Graham on 15 Aug, 2013 10:31 AM

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    Hi Niko,

    Sure, no problem. Already done.
    Just letting you guys know about this.
    Any idea why this bug occurs? I like to fiddle in Mac programming so just curious.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Niko on 15 Aug, 2013 12:44 PM

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    Hi Nicholas,

    thank you so much for letting me know about this.
    I just looked into this issue. You are totally right: It is a bug. It appears since version 1.0.1 of the app.

    It doesn't want to register the helper app as a login item because the info.plist file inside of the helper app bundle contains the wrong bundle identifier. The bundle identifier should be "com.timelimeapp.helper.com" instead of "com.timelimeapptest.helper.com".

    I messed that up when submitting version 1.0.1 to the app store. I will fix this issue in version 1.1 which will be available in about two weeks.

    Thanks again,

  4. 4 Posted by Nicholas Graham on 16 Aug, 2013 12:58 AM

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    Ah, those plist files. Yeah, I understand.

    Thanks for the quick and honest replies!

    On a slightly different note, a small feature I hope you can add in a future update.
    Could you have either a default task to start recording at startup, or a pop-up menu that asks what you are working on? It would help with those forgetful mornings.

    Keep up the good work!


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