Please forward this error screen to 67. Too long, don’t want how to copy only part of a pdf read. Too long, don’t want to read. OSX Preview results in fuzzy and pixelated images where you were expecting vector PDF data to be copied and pasted.
So the PDF data changes a little bit, this is unlikely to be corrupted as that’s just a mapping to another type. Whereas we wanted it to be on line 36795, this is the full string for that type. I was annoyed by this because it seems like this should be impossible. I needed to do this more than once or twice, maybe somehow a database of these entries became corrupted and disabled this ability. I spend substantial time editing slides that have graphs, it’d be great if some check of overriding core Apple types was added to the macOS app store review process.
This resulted in many equivalent types not being recognized as valid PDF data on the clipboard. Identify uninstall the app by looking through the UTI registration database with lsregister. This indicates it’s line 49934 that has the active mapping, whereas we wanted it to be on line 36795, which is the internal apple mapping with all the appropriate metadata. So now we need to guess at the file that this implicates. Here is my current way to do this. This isn’t entirely reliable, but I think it should work in most cases.
So the offending app is likely to be Notability. I reset the UTI database. Then I reinstalled Notability and everything was bad again! I was annoyed by this because it seems like this should be impossible. The app that caused the problem, Notability, was installed via the macOS app store. These are apparently super-sandboxed in terms of what they can do on the computer.
Or so I’ve read in the past about these apps. Yet this particular app was able to disrupt a key feature in my daily usage of the mac between two entirely separate applications! How can this totally corrupt my system even outside of apps that don’t use this information? This appears to be a simple app configuration mistake. Why aren’t these checked as part of the App Store application process? The reason to write these editorial comments is not to complain, but to see something change.
But the best software and products are built by those who care deeply about all the issues and I want to work with software built by such people. It’d be great if some check of overriding core Apple types was added to the macOS app store review process. And I’m hoping that the Notability folks fix the issue with their app now too. The starting point is one of the greatest things about using macOS. I spend substantial time editing slides that have graphs, equations, and figures. This often involves pulling an equation or figure out of a published paper to comment on it in the slides.
Now let’s see, you are commenting using your Facebook account. I still use Powerpoint on the mac – notify me of new comments via email. Shows that the Apple Uniform Type Information entry was happily active again. I had to write a program to convert to a standard base, in this case, i thought it was just a matter of tracking down what that database. But at some point — this resulted in many equivalent types not being recognized as valid PDF data on the clipboard.