10.8: When encrypting a file via GPGServices, key to encrypt with is not automatically chosen

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09 Feb, 2014 07:42 PM

GPGServices issue. version unknown (not sure how to check)
OS 10.8.5

Even though I have this line in my gpg.conf:

default-key XXXXXXXX

When I encrypt a file, the dialog box does not automatically choose that key for encrypting.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 09 Feb, 2014 08:41 PM

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    Hi Sam,

    thanks for reporting this finding. Checked and reproduced.

    We've a ticket for this problem:


    If this discussion get's closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    As a workaround for the time being:

    • open GPGPreferences
    • set default key
    • done

    All the best :)

  2. 2 Posted by samh1974 on 09 Feb, 2014 08:46 PM

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    Thanks! For some reason, choosing a default secret key in prefs had no effect. I had to add a new secret key, go back to prefs and choose a secret key, then delete the dummy key. If default key is blank and you have only a single secret key, it's not possible to set the default key.

    (To clarify: you will see it set in prefs, but when you encrypt a file, the key is not chosen)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 19 Mar, 2014 01:23 PM

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    could you please download and install our latest nightly build and see if the problem persists.

    All the best, steve

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet, so bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test this fix.

  4. 4 Posted by samh1974 on 23 Mar, 2014 07:14 PM

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    Seems to work now. Thanks!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 26 Mar, 2014 02:19 PM

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    Hi Sam,

    awesome. Thanks for your feedback. Ticket closed.

    I'm closing this discussion. If you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Mar, 2014 02:19 PM.

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