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430 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 10:59 PM by MacFrankie G RSS
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Jan 1, 2013 6:31 AM

Hello group,

 

I want to create a shortcut for Highligths and Shadow.

So I go to Aperture>Commands>Customize.

But now the keyboard doesn't show up???

I deleted all cache and Aperture.plist en restarted the computer, but still no luck.

 

Anybody an idea?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to MacFrankie G)

    What is your Aperture version and Mac OS X version?

    On my Mac (Aperture 3.4.3) the "Highlight and Shadows" adjustment is already bound to ctrl-H. Maybe you already have the same shortcut defined? Or do you want to change it?

     

    So I go to Aperture>Commands>Customize.

    But now the keyboard doesn't show up???

     

    You mean, you do not see this panel?

    highlightsShadows.png

    Can you see it, when you launch Aperture from a different user account? If yes, you might try to remove the command sets from your User Library: (don't delete them just remove them for testing, after quitting Aperture).

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Command Sets/

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to MacFrankie G)

    What is your Mac OS X version, btw?

    I did login as a guest but no luck!

    Then I'd reinstall Aperture. This looks like system wide trouble.

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Command Sets/

     

    I can't find anything of this.

    If you never added command sets of your own, the folder may not exist.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to MacFrankie G)

    Your keywords, presets, etc are stored in your User Library:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Aperture/

    This will not be changed by reinstalling from the AppStore, but make a backup, before you proceed.

    I will delete aperture with app delete

    But I do not know, how thorough "app delete" will clean out the preferences and settings. I have never used it. It should suffice, simply to delete the Aperture application from the "Applications" folder.

     

    To reveal your hidden User Library, use the Finder's "Go" menu:

    "Go" > "Go To Folder";  then hold down the  options key, until the library appears in the drop down menu and select and open it.

     

    Regards

    Léonie


  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to MacFrankie G)

    So Aperture neither launches after reinstalling, nor from the guest account, nor from a different Aperture  Library? You already deleted preferences and cleared the Aperture caches?

     

    Do you have any plug-ins installed? Did you install any helper applications, that are launched as start-up items, like "Cameras"? Do you use any cleaner applications, that may have removed caches? Some files in /System/Library/Caches are important, and must not be removed, for example "com.apple.xpchelper.cache".  If this file should be missing, I'd recommend to reinstall the system.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,470 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to léonie)

    The location of Aperture's preference files and support files has changed with the sandboxing of the app. I don't know exactly which upgrade did the sandboxing but it's the one where lots of people complained of losing their custom commands after the upgrade.

     

    The new location of the command sets is:

    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Command Sets

     

    There's an article about it on ApertureExpert.com although there's still some questions to be answered.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to MacFrankie G)

    Thanks for the reply, but there is no command sets to be find in that container?

    It is so curious to me.

     

    Have you ever created a custom command set before? It will/should  only appear there, when you create a new custom command set. Thomas is right - in the latest Aperture version the command sets will appear in this folder: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Command Sets; I just checked on my MacOS X 10.8.2 MBP. When I remove the command sets stored there, they are no longer available in Aperture, and when I install some command sets there, they will be accessible, when I launch Aperture again.

     

    All other preferences and presets however are still in the old location. Only the command sets have been moved to the sandbox, perhaps because you now can access the iPhoto command sets, and these sets have to be shared between applications.

     

    I dragged my complete set of custom commands to the Desktop; it did not matter -Aperture would run without problems and only show the default command sets. I could also create new command sets, with the "Command Sets" folder missing. Aperture created this folder new.

     

    So it should not matter, that you do not have this folder. But do you have read&write permissions to all folders along the access path ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Application Support/Aperture/Command Sets   ?

     

    If not, are you logged in as an administrator and can give yourself access writes to this folder?

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