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Version 1.2.0 | Release Date: 2014-10-16 | Download

A lot, see http://qsapp.com/changelog.php

Version ß68 (3926) | Release Date: 2012-05-08 | Download
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Version B67 | Release Date: 2012-04-06 | Download

NEW: Running applications and processes are monitored in real time (improves use of 'Quit' actions and application proxy objects) (#575)

NEW: Allow browsing of Quicksilver's objects using â??[ and â??] (#573)

NEW: Simplification of preferences and addition of section titles (#788)

NEW: Icons for preferences items (#788)

CHANGE: Improve speed of action loading for objects (#340, #782)

CHANGE: Improve speed of catalog searches (#758, #780, #782)
FIX: 'Current Selection' proxy object in Sandboxed apps in OS X Lion (#710)

FIX: Do not prepend 'http://' to URLs copied and pasted to the Quicksilver clipboard (#775, #776)

FIX: Consistently honour the 'focus action when returning results to Quicksilver' setting (#283, #784)

FIX: Correctly scan for new plugins when checking for updates (#803)

FIX: Do not duplicate objects in the catalog when adding them to the object history (#573)

FIX: Do not lose focus of the selected Quicksilver pane when the results window displays (#325)

FIX: Odd behaviour when grabbing multiple items from Finder (#753, #755)

FIX: Correctly resolve wildcards in paths (#633, #713)

FIX: Get localised names of displays for the 'Displays' module (#789, #790)

FIX: Crash when getting displays for the 'Displays' module (#789, #790)

FIX: Correctly restore docked panels when Quicksilver starts (#691, #692)

FIX: Correctly display multi-line 'Large Type' text (#733)
FIX: Only scan catalog items once when the rescan entry button is pressed (#765)

CHANGE: Do not clear the 1st pane object after 10 minutes (#399, #782)

CHANGE: Improved handling of plugin actions within Quicksilver (#773)

CHANGE: Removal of deprecated methods and use 10.6+ methods only (#648, #781)

CHANGE: Make the 'Unsure Quit' dialogue a hidden preference (#788)

Version β70 (r3935) | Release Date: 2012-03-21 | Download


Version B64 | Release Date: 2012-02-02 | Download

FIX: Prevent all plug-ins from being deleted on launch

FIX: Prevent some interfaces from showing <QSCommand 0xffff> as the command

FIX: The plug-in download progress bar works

FIX: Accented characters no longer wipe out the search string (Issue #539)

FIX: Latest Download proxy object works with a symlinked Downloads folder (Issue #596, #616)

FIX: Correctly display dynamically generated details for objects and actions (Issue #591)

FIX: Correctly notify the user when there's no internet connection (Issue #640)

FIX: Prevent a crash when trying to run an AppleScript that was moved or deleted

FIX: Better handling of Dock icon preferences and crash protection (Issue #587)

CHANGE: If the name and details are identical, don't show both

CHANGE: Simplified the wording in the Setup Assistant

CHANGE: Updated QSDroplet icon to reflect the new style

Version B63 | Release Date: 2011-11-25 | Download

FIX: Fixed a serious bug in ß62 that could cause user's custom catalogs to be erased

FIX: Fixed a bugin Quicksilver's internal updating mechanism. Note: ß63 will need to be downloaded manually by all users

FIX: Ensured the new 'Clear caches' option in the crash dialogue only clears the catalog cache (Issue #582)

FIX: Fixed a bug that could cause Quicksilver to launch twice when honouring the dock icon preferences (Issue #585)

Version β61 | Release Date: 2011-10-25 | Download

See: http://lovequicksilver.com/post/11814325098/quicksilver-roars

The app is being given some new attention and is also now officially Lion (10.7) compatible.

Version B60 | Release Date: 2011-06-06 | Download
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Version ß60 | Release Date: 2011-06-05 | Download
Full Changelog here.

Changes - ß60 (3490)

  • PLUGIN: Items labelled with this tag are for new/updated plugins available from http://qsapp.com/plugins

  • NEW: Search by file extension. e.g. type 'mp3' will show you all .mp3s (or files with mp3 in the name)

  • NEW: 'Delete' and 'Move to Trash' actions now give sound notification of completion (like Finder's behaviour)

  • NEW: 'Running Applications' proxy object (Issue #221)

  • NEW: Interfaces sorted by name within the Preferences (Issue #294)

  • NEW: Optimisation and memory management improvements using CLang's static analyser

  • NEW: Recent documents for applications by right arrowing into them (e.g. Preview) in 10.6 (Issue #109)

  • NEW: Creation of 'Actions' folder in Quicksilver's support folder to make saving custom actions easier (Issue #266)

  • NEW: Superior string sniffing. Quicksilver now knows that define:word and a.b.c.d are not a URLs. (Issue #214)

  • NEW: Quicksilver correctly selects the 1st item in the list after using the 'show contents' action (Issue #226)

  • NEW: ß60+ versions of Quicksilver will not launch on 10.4 machines or below (Issue #279)

  • NEW: 1st object in the results list is selected by default when viewing children of objects (Issue #226)

  • NEW: Quicksilver source is now distributed via MacPorts (for install, see http://qsapp.com/wiki/Building_Quicksilver )

  • NEW: Asynchronous loading of icons; no beach balling when finding file icons (Issue #98)

  • NEW: Show link's images when browsing URLs/websites in Quicksilver (Issue #316)

  • NEW: Web Search Icons now show the magnifying glass and the URLs favIcon (thanks to http://g.etfv.co and http://potatolondon.com) (Issue #315)

  • NEW: Python HTML Link extractor for browsing in Quicksilver. Adds image title or alt to image labels (Issue #317)

  • NEW: Reduced open/close/resize times for the Bezel Interface. Now feels more responsive (Issue #323)

  • NEW: Rename action no longer selects the file extension in the 3rd pane (mimicking Finder's behaviour) (Issue #328)

  • NEW: Preference that allows jumping to the action automatically for actions that return results (Issue #225)

  • PLUGIN: Renamed the 'Current Webpage' proxies to reflect which browser they come from (Issue #59)

  • PLUGIN: Fixed right arrowing into 'Current Web Page (Safari)' proxy object (Issue #59)

  • PLUGIN: Mail Module rewritten to fix right arrowing into Mail.app

  • PLUGIN: OmniWeb plugin rewritten to be more consistent with naming of proxies and added documentation

  • PLUGIN: UI Access plugin fixed to show icons of windows for 'Windows...' actions, speed increases

  • PLUGIN: UI Access plugin includes a new 'Show all Menu Items' action

  • PLUGIN: Made Window Interface appear on all spaces (Issue #61)

  • CHANGED: Task Viewer modified to make it more robust

  • CHANGED: Localisation improvements and refactoring (Issue #260)

  • CHANGED: Implementation of fast enumeration for easier reading and possible speed improvements (Issue #323)

  • CHANGED: Small speed improvement to object ranking (Issue #336)

  • CHANGED: Get Path renamed to Get Absolute Path, new Get Path action returns things like ~/Documents (Issue #331)

  • FIX: Crash when Quicksilver tries to combine the same object (Issue #342)

  • FIX: Searches like "Itchy & Scratchy" are now correctly passed to the browser (Issue #313)

  • FIX: When using Quicksilver to browse the web (right arrow into URLs), the correct icons are shown (Issue #302)

  • FIX: Websites with any top level domain (e.g. .uk) can now be browsed within Quicksilver (Issue #316)

  • FIX: Link parser now correctly returns all the links on a page (Issue #316)

  • FIX: Crash when changing interfaces (Issue #272)

  • FIX: Task Viewer no longer shows 'null' when rescanning catalog entries (Issue #276)

  • FIX: Down arrow does not wipe the result of an action, returned to Quicksilver (Issue #282)

  • FIX: 'Latest Download' proxy no longer causes conflicts with cataloged items (Issue #308)

  • FIX: Correct numbering of results (1 of 1) when an action returns an object to Quicksilver (Issue #282)

  • FIX: Exception when entering nonBaseCharacters (Issue #275)

  • FIX: TextMate String Ranker now works as previously (Issue #14)

  • FIX: 'Type to Search' text in the command window panes (and more localisation fixes) (Issue #250)

  • FIX: Pressing '/' to enter items could accidentally drill down to the root (Issue #63)

  • FIX: The about window stops rendering images when closed

  • FIX: Assignment of mailto: strings as objects with Email actions (Issue #267)

  • FIX: Always display the interface when Quicksilver returns a result (Issue #232)

  • FIX: URLs with <>|#"?$! characters are parsed properly

  • FIX: Copy To... action only shows folders in the 3rd pane

  • FIX: 'Visible Applications' proxy displays only apps that aren't hidden (Issue #221)

  • FIX: Bezel and Primer interface names display correctly in the preferences (Issue #190)

  • FIX: Changing interface properly registers '.' as a special character to enter text mode (Issue #233)

  • FIX: Incorrect size settings for two .xibs

  • FIX: Size of result window remembered on relaunch (Issue #176)

  • FIX: Possible crashes when installing plugins (Issue #241)

  • FIX: 1st pane (and comma items) are cleared when an action returns an object (Issue #203)

  • FIX: Primer interface appears on all spaces (Issue #64)

  • FIX: Preference pane appears on all spaces (Issue #64)

  • FIX: Result window size saved on relaunch (Issue #176)

  • FIX: Get Path action returns strings instead of files (Issue #182)

  • FIX: Get Path action works with the comma trick (Issue #203)

  • FIX: Search results 'x of y' showing correctly in the result window (Issue #207)

  • FIX: Clicking 'Defaults' in the Appearance Preferences would crash Quicksilver (Issue #212)

  • FIX: PlugIn file path renamed correctly for compilation on case-sensitive systems (MacPorts) (Issue #309)

  • FIX: Compilation fixes for 10.5 and isSnowLeopard method (moved to a new class) (Issue #287)

Version ß59 | Release Date: 2011-04-16 | Download

A new version of Quicksilver has been released! Download ß59 from the new site of Quicksilver: Quicksilver Homepage

For a full list of changes, see the changelog here: https://github.com/quicksilver/Quicksilver/raw/aefcf1598f978e6b97f71985b13d643e683aaf7a/Quicksilver/SharedSupport/CHANGELOG

Version b58 (3841) | Release Date: 2010-03-21 | Download
Version 1.0b58:

Etienne Samson

  • Disable Info.plist preprocessing on Plugins.

  • Make shell scripts with "additional shebang" info work.

  • README: Make real links.

Henery Barnor

  • Removed dangling NSLog calls

Michael Guntsche

  • Add Core Plugins to Release Build

  • Fix to error messages


  • Fix droplets by using the 10.5+ NSConnection vending method

  • The G in BROWSING no longer gets cut off in the result window

  • Menus improved

  • Object context menus improved

  • Don't show object descriptions in the result window if there's not enough room (rows <34px high)

  • Recent Items made Snow Leopard compatible

  • Text fields only allow plain text

  • Fix bug creating an indexSet from the UI Access plugin

  • Fix 10.5 compilation issue

Patrick Robertson

  • Fixed bug #35 - Do Not Open At Login Action now working

  • Fix bug #34

  • Tidying up (forgot to re-add 'else')

  • Remove dangling NSLogs ;)

  • Fixed relaunch action for fussy apps that did not quit straight away

  • Removed a stray brace

  • Commented out the loc - locator, path (for bundles) NSLog

  • Commented out another NSLog message

Paul Kohut

  • Initial loop optimizations

  • Update score ranking code

  • NSEnumerator - loop optimization

  • Merge branch 'NSEnumerators' into B5x

  • Issue #39 (bug 262) Fix: Incorrect display of Websearch

  • Turn on a couple release optimizations

  • Fix issues 26, 47, 57 and 61

  • Fix lingering issue PjRobertson found

  • Fixed single/double tap Modifier Key Activation

Version ß70 (3935) | Release Date: 2010-01-01 | Download

Changes - ß70 (3935)


Option under "Command" preferences to switch keyboard layout when Quicksilver is active (#987, #371)
Show the location for iCloud documents as "iCloud" instead of the actual path (#1018)
Allow searching on both filesystem and localized names for files and folders (#730, #952, #1017)
Files with numbers in their name are sorted like Finder (#1029)
Colors in text entry mode are based on those of the results list (adjustable in the Appearance prefs next to "Lists"). Text no longer shows in the background as you type. (#1029)

Preserve existing web sources when no network connection is available (#960, #634)
Crash prevention (#986, #1015, #1045, #828, #912, #1013, #1094, #1100)
Prevent the same thing from being added more than once via the comma trick (#1029)
Jump to the third pane when ⇧⌘[Letter] shortcuts trigger an action that requires it (#982, #966)
The "Start at login" preference and "Open at Login"/"Do Not Open at Login" actions work under 10.8 (#831, #1055)
Required bundles are taken into consideration when loading plug-ins (#1002, #1079)
After going through the Setup Assistant, new users no longer need to manually refresh to download the list of plug-ins (#1052, #1079)
The latest version of a plug-in for the current operating system will be downloaded instead of the latest overall version (#1063, #1079)
Plug-ins that satisfy dependencies will be downloaded immediately, instead of on the next relaunch (#1079)
When obsolete plug-ins are replaced, only one relaunch is required to fully get rid of it (#1079)
Prevent the third pane from looking strange when typing text in Primer (#1100)

Don't automatically switch to text mode unless searching the main catalog (#650, #981)
Don't read whole files into memory when checking for executables (#1026)
The "Quicksilver Catalog Entries" preset is disabled by default (#1041)
Browsing through folders should be faster (#1029)
Only search items matched by previous keystrokes (should speed matching) (#1029)
Don't distinguish upper and lower case letters. Ensures that holding ⇧ to select an action gives the same results as typing in the second pane normally. (#961, #853)
Quicksilver uses a custom User-Agent string when downloading plug-ins (#1079)

Removed unused .xcconfig files (#956)
Streamlined documentation process for plug-ins (#988)
New indirectTypes key for actions to filter what's acceptable in the third pane (#620, #1057, #1074, #1088, #1091)
New relatedPaths key. Plug-ins can now be recommended based on the existence of a file or directory. (#1001, #1079)

Version ß57 (3840) | Release Date: 2009-11-19 | Download
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Version b58 | Release Date: 2009-11-19 | Download

QS has been updated for Snow Leopard, fixing problems such as the menu services plugin.

Development has now moved from Google Code to Github:

Full release notes below:

Default compiler changed to Clang, Apple's and the Open Source community's next gen compiler.
By doing that a 20 to 40% increase in runtime speed was gained while managing a catalog library with approx. 13k items. Quicksilver also feels a lot snappier too. This, of course, is mostly subjective (read: YMMV).

Actions should now appear localized again where appropriate.
(e.g. 'Copy to...' for example in German could also be typed as 'Bewegen nach...' or 'Open' as 'Ouvrir' in French.
.lproj folders for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Finish, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish have been included. Mind you, the end result really depends on how Mac OS X handles this in the target language as Quicksilver just asks the OS for the localized representation of some common actions).

Composed characters like German umlauts (e.g. 'ä') will now show both parts (the letter 'a' and the 'dots'. Previously only letters would show up).

The broken action menu now shows up with a cross-selection of all enabled actions from the Actions preferences.

The Smart Replace and Replace dialog actions no longer crash Quicksilver and will now actually append numbers via a smart numbering system if a file to be copied or moved already exists at the destination.
In order to use the Smart Replace dialog you will need to set the feature level equal to or higher than 3.To do that enter the following exactly into the Terminal and press Return: defaults write com.blacktree.Quicksilver "Feature Level" 3

File operation requiring credentials no longer crash QS after providing the password.

The Large Type action now keeps the text visible again for prolonged periods.

Icons associated with custom file actions (e.g. like custom AppleScript actions) are now correctly displayed instead of a generic file placeholder icon.

AppleScript actions which return something now cause Quicksilver to reappear again ready to use the result for the next action.

Mouse tracking for triggers ('Mouse entered' / 'Mouse exited') now seems to work more reliably.

The Extras pref pane no longer has a row spacing issue upon first loading of the associated NIB file.

Excessive log outputs have been silenced to only occur if certain debugging environment variables are set in order to avoid spamming the Console.

Dozens of API upgrades like replacing deprecated methods with safer variants or adding declaration names for the new way of handling informal protocols.

All NIB files were converted to a SCM and collaboration friendly XIB format. A lot of clipping warnings have been fixed.

Triggers with wierd keys (like Function keys) are now displayed again.

Updated French and German localization.

Various other housekeeping tasks.

Version 1.0 b56a7 | Release Date: 2009-06-23 | Download
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Version 1.0 b56a6 | Release Date: 2009-04-03 | Download
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Version 1.0b56a5 | Release Date: 2009-02-25 | Download
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Version ß64 | Release Date: 2009-01-01 | Download
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Version 1.0b56a4 | Release Date: 2008-09-23 | Download
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Version 1.0b54 | Release Date: 2007-12-14 | Download
  • Corrects some visual glitches on Leopard
  • Fixes shelf/clipboard behavior in Leopard
  • Fixes For Plug-ins and App update
Version β53 (3814) | Release Date: 2007-10-28 | Download

- Dock icon now hides correctly in Leopard
- Many other small tweaks for Leopard
- Addressed some crashes related to switching applications
- Added a request for user data

Version β52 | Release Date: 2007-09-13 | Download

Addressed some crashes related to switching applications Fixes for Leopard

If you're developing plugins for Quicksilver and running Leopard, you may want to download this new release.

Version ß58 (3841) | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download

<h1>Version 1.0 ß57 (3840)</h1>

<li><p>Disable Info.plist preprocessing on Plugins. </p></li>
<li><p>Make shell scripts with "additional shebang" info work. </p></li>
<li><p>README: Make real links.</p></li>
<li>Removed dangling NSLog calls </li>
<li><p>Add Core Plugins to Release Build</p></li>
<li><p>Fix to error messages</p></li>
<li><p>Fix droplets by using the 10.5+ NSConnection vending method</p></li>
<li><p>The G in BROWSING no longer gets cut off in the result window</p></li>
<li><p>Menus improved</p></li>
<li><p>Object context menus improved</p></li>
<li><p>Don't show object descriptions in the result window if there's not enough room (rows <34px high)</p></li>
<li><p>Recent Items made Snow Leopard compatible</p></li>
<li><p>Text fields only allow plain text </p></li>
<li><p>Fix bug creating an indexSet from the UI Access plugin</p></li>
<li><p>Fix 10.5 compilation issue </p></li>
<li><p>Fixed bug #35 - Do Not Open At Login Action now working</p></li>
<li><p>Fix bug #34</p></li>
<li><p>Tidying up (forgot to re-add 'else')</p></li>
<li><p>Remove dangling NSLogs ;)</p></li>
<li><p>Fixed relaunch action for fussy apps that did not quit straight away </p></li>
<li><p>Removed a stray brace </p></li>
<li><p>Commented out the loc - locator, path (for bundles) NSLog</p></li>
<li><p>Commented out another NSLog message </p></li>
<li><p>Initial loop optimizations</p></li>
<li><p>Update score ranking code</p></li>
<li><p>NSEnumerator - loop optimization</p></li>
<li><p>Merge branch 'NSEnumerators' into B5x</p></li>
<li><p>Issue #39 (bug 262) Fix: Incorrect display of Websearch</p></li>
<li><p>Turn on a couple release optimizations </p></li>
<li><p>Fix issues 26, 47, 57 and 61 </p></li>
<li><p>Fix lingering issue PjRobertson found </p></li>
<li><p>Fixed single/double tap Modifier Key Activation</p></li>

Version β51 | Release Date: 2006-09-03 | Download

Plug-in updates
Bug Fixes

Version β49 | Release Date: 2006-02-20 | Download
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