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March 15, 2006

Modifing CrashReporter

[Found at Macworld...]

If you’ve ever had an OS X application quit on you, you’ve probably seen the CrashReporter dialog box—even if you didn’t recognize it as such at the time. The CrashReporter dialog box gives you the option to close the dialog box, reopen the program in question, or report the problem to Apple. While this is handy, there are times when you might want either more or less information regarding a crashed application.
If you’re trying out a piece of beta software, or working with a particularly troublesome piece of code, you might want to see more information than CrashReporter typically displays. To do this, open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities) and type this command, then press Return: defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType developer

Other options (all explained in the article) include:

  • defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType server (No display at all, errors written to log)

  • defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType basic (Normal)

Posted by Ozguru at March 15, 2006 06:00 AM