Troubleshooting: When Hook hangs in a specific app

If you find that Hook’s contextual window hangs when it is invoked in a specific app, and that app is supported by Hook, but Hook does not hang in other supported apps, it might be due a a macOS caching problem unrelated to Hook.

This has been reported for Preview app and TextEdit.

Please try these steps:

0-A. Modify Hook’s get address script

For Preview issues only, please

  1. Go to Hook Preferences window -> Scripts->Preview->Get Address

  2. Replace Hook’s current Preview.app Get Address script with the following script:

tell application "Preview"
set fpath to path of front document
display dialog fpath
set escapedfpath to do shell script "python -c \"import urllib, sys; print (urllib.quote(sys.argv[1]))\" " & quoted form of fpath
display dialog escapedfpath
return "file://" & escapedfpath
end tell

3. Click the save button
4. Invoke Hook window on a Preview document.

Please let us know:

  1. do you see the first dialog box? what does it say.
  2. do you see a second dialog box? what does it say?

0-B. Modify Hook’s get address script with some ObjectiveC

For Preview issues only, please

  1. Go to Hook Preferences window -> Scripts->Preview->Get Address

  2. Replace Hook’s current Preview.app Get Address script with the following script:

use framework "Foundation"
property NSMutableCharacterSet : a reference to current application's NSMutableCharacterSet
on urlEncode(input)
tell current application's NSString to set rawUrl to stringWithString_(input)
set charset to NSMutableCharacterSet's URLQueryAllowedCharacterSet's mutableCopy
charset's removeCharactersInString:"?"
set theEncodedURL to rawUrl's stringByAddingPercentEncodingWithAllowedCharacters:charset
return theEncodedURL as Unicode text
end urlEncode
tell application "Preview"
set fpath to path of front document
end tell
return "file://" & urlEncode(fpath)

3. Click the save button
4. Invoke Hook window on a document in Preview.

Please let us know:

  • Does the Hook window let you Copy Link in this case, such that you can paste it and use it?

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