Google Desktop Updated to 1.0.1.216

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Date: Friday, April 27th, 2007, 08:09
Category: Software

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Software and Internet search giant Google has updated its recently-released Google Desktop for Mac to version 1.0.1.216.
The new version, a one megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
-Speed of re-crawl (after restart) by about 20%.
-Memory use when quickly indexing a lot of data by compressing it until we can process it.
-Handling of UTF8 in Gmail.
-Support for datefrom: and dateto: query restricts.
-Display of search results when a document has been moved or renamed.
-Performance when indexing has been turned off in preferences.
-Detection of command-command key to reduce chances of activating it by accident.
-Thumbnails for image files in the Web UI.
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googlelogo.jpg
Software and Internet search giant Google has updated its recently-released Google Desktop for Mac to version 1.0.1.216.
The new version, a one megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
-Speed of re-crawl (after restart) by about 20%.
-Memory use when quickly indexing a lot of data by compressing it until we can process it.
-Handling of UTF8 in Gmail.
-Support for datefrom: and dateto: query restricts.
-Display of search results when a document has been moved or renamed.
-Performance when indexing has been turned off in preferences.
-Detection of command-command key to reduce chances of activating it by accident.
-Thumbnails for image files in the Web UI.
Installation Issues:
-During initial indexing, Google Desktop may have a noticeable impact on your computer, especially if your hard drive is highly fragmented or low on disk space.
-We’ve designed Google Desktop to be usable (if a bit sluggish) during this period. Once indexing is complete, your computer should return to its normal, speedy self.
Mail and Browser Issues:
-Indexing Gmail may take a long time because emails are downloaded in batches; each ‘batch’ is separated by two hours, and there’s no progress meter.
-If you use MailTags, you need to delete the existing MailTags Spotlight importer from /Library/Spotlight or ~/Library/Spotlight and reinstall version 2.0b9 or later.
-Earlier versions cause crashes during indexing.
Privacy Settings:
-If you have a file or folder that has been moved in and out of the privacy list, Google Desktop search will show only those revisions that were made when the file was outside of the privacy list.
Other Issues:
-We have received reports of some CVS (Concurrent Versioning System) updates failing with i/o errors. The workaround is to disable indexing during update and re-enable after indexing is complete.
Bug Fixes:
-Duplicate and spam email messages were re-crawled.
-Spotlight Privacy settings on external volumes, FileVault, and ~/Library/Mail were not respected.
-Real-time events on external volumes were ignored.
-Certain large fonts (eg, Devangari) would cause alignment issues when displaying results.
-Quick Search box could be hidden behind the menu bar and where it would fade in after the helper window on first launch.
-Web history in Firefox and Camino would crash when the display was set to anything other than 32-bit color.
-“Alive/Update” ping was not always sent; Now it is sent per the Privacy Policy.
Additional Fixes:
-Fixed several activation and IME bugs with the Google Desktop search box.
-Fixed scripting support of Google Desktop app.
-More robust loading of data from corrupt indexes which would result in rolling crashes in GoogleDesktopDaemon.
Google Desktop for Mac is coded as a Universal Binary and functions natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware. The software requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version and had either a positive or negative experience with it, let us know.

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