Services Not Working in OS 10.8.2 (web)

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15 Nov, 2012 04:03 AM

I've just purchased a new macbook pro with OS 10.8.2 preinstalled. I've also just installed GPG tools.

When I Right click/cntrl+click in TXT Edit the "SERVICES" menu does not appear thereby not allowing me to encrypt / decrypt anything. When I go to system preferences > keyboard, I see that keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to do encrypt/decrypt tasks, but upon assigning a key shortcut, and then actually trying the keyboard shortcut in TextEdit, it does not work whatsoever.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or is there not support for GPGTools for 10.8.2 yet?

Thank you for this amazing free program and any answers / support provides

  1. 1 Posted by Normmweb on 15 Nov, 2012 04:14 AM

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    Actually, I've just followed the on-site instructions and now I can see "Services" in TextEdit, the problem is, when I try to encrypt, and use my own key, it ends up encrypting it into 2 separate PGP messages. Upon decrypting each message, there is duplicate text in each.


    I type: DOG

    Right click on text/highlight "DOG" > services > encrypt > use my own key

    there then becomes 2 separate PGP messages.

    Decrypt 1st message, there's 2x words, "DOG"

    Decrypt 2nd message, there's 2x words, "DOG"

  2. 2 Posted by Normmweb on 15 Nov, 2012 05:18 AM

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    After doing some reading, I probably should have mentioned that I have not made a donation and downloaded whatever version of GPGTools for mac was available on the download page.

    Maybe this is the reasoning of the bug on 10.8.2...? Running what might be an earlier version of GPGtools?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 15 Nov, 2012 08:36 AM

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    Hey Normmweb,

    GPGMail the GPGTools plugin for for 10.8 is currently donation only. GPGServices are running perfectly fine on 10.8 though. So since you are trying to get GPGServices setup correctly, you should be fine. Looks like you were able to activate the GPGServices correctly. About the issue with the 2 encrypted msgs:

    Could you please visit our nightly builds and download the latest GPGTools_Installer-latest.dmg file.

    Run that on your system and see if the problem persists.

    All the best,

  4. 4 Posted by Normmweb on 15 Nov, 2012 05:03 PM

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    Thanks Steve,

    Downloading the latest nightly build did indeed fix the problem. A big thanks to all your genius's over there at GPGtools. :)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 16 Nov, 2012 12:15 AM

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    Thanks so much for your kind words. And very happy to see you up and running. :)

    Enjoy and feel free to open a new discussion any time, should you run into trouble again.

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Nov, 2012 12:15 AM.

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