Shades Bug Report

8 Votes

Shades flashes on and off

  • Type: Incorrect Functionality
  • Version Tested: 1.2 (Intel)
  • OS Version Affected: Mac OS X 10.9
  • Status: Open


When I start shades, it flashes on and off about once per second. It is unusable.

Submitted by Ross Leavitt at 06:37am on 05 Jan 2014


Same for me. Latest OS X on mid-2013 15" MBP retina. Also just downloaded and installed latest Shades

Too bad, since I use this a lot!

Posted at 05:56am on 14 Jan 2014

It may be that your preferences are corrupt. Quit Shades using the Activity Monitor application, then delete the file user/Library/com.charcoaldesign.Shades.plist and try relaunching Shades.

Posted by Nick at 10:57am on 14 Jan 2014

I couldn't find the file in the library folder. Is there anything else I can do?

Posted by Ross Leavitt at 5:44pm on 14 Jan 2014

Sorry, that should have been user/Library/Preferences/com.charcoadesign.Shades.plist

On some machines the Library folder is hidden, so in the Finder menu, open the Go > Go to Folder... menu and type:


That will take you to the right folder.

Posted by Nick at 09:21am on 15 Jan 2014

Weird. I found the file and deleted it after quitting shades, and the same thing continued to happen. Is there anything else I can try?

Posted by Ross Leavitt at 7:37pm on 15 Jan 2014


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