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  1. The asterisk wildcard character seems not to be supported in the domain of a whitelisted cookie in the Mac version, while it is in the Windows version. In the Windows version, while it isn't possible to add a domain containing a wildcard to the list of cookies to be kept (the right side of Options > Cookies) using the GUI, such a pattern can be added to the list in the registry and it will subsequently appear in the GUI. CCleaner itself comes preconfigured with a "*.piriform.com" whitelist entry. In the Mac version (at least as of 1.07.236), the situation doesn't seem to be analogous. The app doesn't come with any "*.piriform.com" whitelist entry, and any such entry added to the CookiesToKeep dictionary in ~/Library/Preferences/com.piriform.ccleaner.plist manually doesn't appear in the list in the GUI. I haven't tested whether such an exception still operates, despite not appearing in the GUI, but I doubt it. I'm curious why this difference exists between the Windows and Mac versions. Is it, for example, due to the API used to read the plist file? (I wouldn't think Apple would tolerate such a restriction since plists are used everywhere in OS X.) Any Piriformer who sees this: I'd much appreciate whatever brief explanation you might give.
  2. I can't reproduce what you're describing. Right-clicking (i.e. with two fingers) on both App names and individual entries underneath them is giving me the same context menu I get in Windows. Nothing seems off vertically or horizontally about the registered targets of my clicks. I get the same context menu content for Safari > Internet Cache as I do for System > Unneeded Languages, so I'm assuming you're say it's the context menu for the latter based on the menu's position on the screen, not its content. I'm using the same versions of OS X and CCleaner that you are, but on a non-Retina MacBook Air. Are you seeing strange behavior in other apps too? If so, I'd think hardware or . If not, perhaps CCleaner doesn't support the higher DPI of Retina screens properly (e.g. miscalculating click positions, though I'd think Cocoa/the-OS would handle that)? Could someone else with a Retina try to reproduce this?
  3. In the detailed results of an analysis, the Description and Size column labels depress (when clicked) as if clicking them is supposed to do something, but it doesn't. In contrast, the column labels in the Tools > Uninstall table depress in the same way and do serve to sort the table. I'm still too new to Mac to recognize whether, e.g., those are standard Cocoa-provided tables (and column headers) and the depression behavior is enabled by default or can't be disabled, or whatever. In other words I don't know whether to take the depression behavior as a sign that the developers intend for those columns to be sortable, in which case this would be a bug report. (I'm guessing not.) If they currently don't intend for them to be sortable, consider this a request that they do.
  4. Please eliminate the maximum window width constraint. It reduces the amount of info that can be visible at one time, and for what? See attached screenshots for examples of the situation. The CCleaner window will not allow itself to be widened to make more of the truncated fields visible. (I does let me reduce its width.)
  5. What do you think of this idea? You should be able to get what you're looking for out of two presets.
  6. It would be nice to be able to save a "selections state" as a preset that could be loaded at any time. By "selections state" I mean the set of the states of all check-boxes (on both tabs--[OS] and Applications), excluding the ones that haven't been changed from their default, the exact same checkbox state information currently stored by CCleaner in the registry (on Windows) for persistence between sessions. In principle you should be able to have as many presets as you have disk space for, but obviously in practice people would only use a few, so a max of at least 10 probably wouldn't be unreasonable (in my opinion). Ideally, users would be able to load (and save) them without going into Preferences. Consider putting a small button in the empty space to the right of the [OS] ("Mac OS X" in my case) and Applications tab labels on the Cleaner pane, that dropped down a menu containing a list of existing presets and, separated from them by a horizonal divider, a "Save as preset" that would open a prompt for a name. Existing presets would be loaded by simply clicking their name. (I've seen this kind of preset interface in at least a few other softwares, but the only one I can think of at the moment is the print options dialog for a high-end printer. ) This would address the needs of people seeking multiple "levels" of cleaning (see this topic, for example), but be more flexible and (I'd think) easier to implement--it would require fewer changes to the UI anyway. If stored in files (presumably, ini's on Windows) such presets could double as a way for users to backup their selections or transfer them between machines, at least within platform. As the number of applications and options supported by CCleaner (or winapi2.ini) grows, so would the benefit of not having to manually recreate a selection pattern. Thoughts?
  7. If what you describe happened to me, my first thought would be that the dmg was corrupted during download. Given the relatively small size of the dmg, I'd just redownload and try again. If after doing that you get the same behavior, here's my first question in helping you troubleshoot: By default the system's disk mounting component (haven't learned the names of all the OS X components yet) validates each dmg before it tries to mount it, and shows a little dialog with a progress bar as it's doing it. When you say "nothing happens" does that include that little dialog or did you mean nothing after that? FYI: A single-click on something in Spotlight's list is equivalent to double-clicking that thing in Finder, so a second click won't doing anything for you and one day under the right circumstances might have an effect you'll consider undesirable. On a related note, I've found Spotlight doesn't "do" right-clicks either. It'll treat it like a left-click.
  8. From what browser? I likely won't be able to solve your problem, but I know anyone investigating it would want to know the answer to that. Same here.
  9. I wish there were available for display on the File list tab a column for Mean fragment size, as this quantity would give an indication of the frequency of disk seeks necessary in reading a given file sequentially, but unlike other possible metrics that would give an even better idea of that (e.g. median), it's trivial to calculate based on data Defraggler already has: it's simply Size / Fragments. Defragmenting the files with the lowest mean fragment size first would give more performance-improvement "bang" for time-spent "buck" than prioritizing those with the highest number of fragments. I understand any concern there might be about having too many columns, which is why I say "available for display". I don't mind if it's not shown by default, as long as it can be shown by (I suggest) right-clicking on any of the column headers (as in Windows Explorer's details view).
  10. When specifying registry locations in custom ccleaner entries (whether in winapp1.ini or winapp2.ini), it would be useful to be able to use patterns like we can in FileKeyN specs. Feel free to think of this as two severable requests, which I'll list in order of importance to me: Support patterns in the value mask. (Note that this would make it possible to empty a key without deleting the key itself, behavior that is not currently possible but which might be necessary for certain applications and/or security environments.) Support patterns in the key name Thanks.
  11. I understand the general desire to keep the number of entries to a minimum for multiple reasons, but would someone mind sharing the reasoning behind removing separations of entirely different types of data, like cache and logs? I pick those because they exemplify replaceable and irreplaceable data, which, depending on a user's reason for using CCleaner, they may well want to treat differently on an app-by-app basis.
  12. Could switches be added to df.exe for getting various fragmentation-related statistics pertaining to drives, files, and folders: fragmentation level of a drive or folder (w/ or w/o excluded files--indicated by another switch), number of fragments making up a file or folder entry, etc? Ideally the output would be a single line containing a single number for easy handling by scripts. Among other uses, this would allow requested behaviors like this to be achieved with a few lines of batch or bash (thank God for cygwin) and a scheduled task, with limitless customization potential. Thank you for Defraggler (and df)!
  13. You'd also want to take into account which disks are on the same disk controller. The max throughput of a controller is total, not per-disk.
  14. Dare I even bring up native command queuing and variable spindle speed?
  15. Couldn't agree more. The current behavior is rather puzzling. Doesn't including excluded files in the measurement make it an objectively worse indicator of whether it's time to defragment? Any advantage to this approach over using process priority? (I can only think of one: if total CPU usage was the concern rather than the performance of other processes.)
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