Google Desktop for Mac ... a Health Warning!

By Rob Scovell, in , posted: 2-Jul-2007 12:53

I installed this to see what it could do for me.

Unfortunately, it crippled a number of my most important apps:
  • Terminal
  • iTerm
  • Activity Monitor
These apps just crashed the moment I tried to launch them.

I suspect it was something to do with the Input Manager that Google Desktop installs.

I tried to uninstall Google Desktop. It got halfway through the process and then told me that the uninstall had failed, with a numeric error message.

The apps still didn't work.

I ended up having to pick out the various bits the GD had left behind. It's not a normal OS X install.

Having done that, my apps now work OK. Phew.

Go here for more gory details.

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