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URL Manager Pro 6.0

Alco Blom has released version 6.0 of URL Manager Pro, adding support for macOS 13 Ventura and new browsers like Waterfox. The independent bookmark management utility also provides a new browser toolbar that speeds interaction with your installed Web browsers, lets you change your preferred Web browser in the app, and adds new sorting options. ($34.99 new, free update, 22.1 MB, release notes, macOS 10.13+)

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Comments About URL Manager Pro 6.0

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  1. Installed under Mac OS X 10.13.6 (High Sierra), but would not open my exisiting .urlm file. I could not figure out how to restore my bookmarks, so I reverted back to 5.9.1

  2. The file format has not changed going from version 5.9.1 to 6.0. The only condition is that it should have the .urlm extension.

    Did you get any error message?

    My discussion group did not mention any problems yet.

    Thanks,
    Alco Blom

  3. Tried the following steps:

    1. quit URL Manager Pro 5.9.1 Universal
    2. from Dock>Options: unchecked “Open at Login”, removed from Dock
    3. started Applications/URL Manager Pro_6_0.app {v 6.0, downloaded
      yesterday}
      is running, About reports v 6.0, licensed to me
      no window open
    4. File > Open Recent > Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm {file used by 5.9.1}
      no window opens, no error msg
    5. File > Open > ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      no window opens, no error msg
    6. File > Cabinet > Show in Finder opens empty folder
      ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Cabinet
  4. Hello Garth,

    It is now a day later and still no other user reports of what you are seeing. I find it so strange… Could you try the following for me :

    a) double click the document “Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm” in the Finder
    b) if that does not work, restart your Mac

    Thank you so much,
    Alco Blom

  5. Hello Alco,
    Apologies for the delay - I was waiting for a reply and was not aware that I needed to go to this site…
    I notice that my earlier “Tried the following steps:…” reply got truncated - I believe it had 14 or more items in it; apparently there is some length limit.
    What I have done this evening:

    1. URL 5.9.1 > Dock > Options > UNcheck “Open at Login”, UNcheck "Keep in Dock; QUIT
    2. started URL 6.0, which starts but doesn’t open any window
    3. restarted computer
    4. URL 6.0 runs, but no window; used About to verify v6.0 was running
    5. double-clicked on ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup Items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      results in Alert: “Garth_ALL_URLmgr.urlm” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.", see screenshot.
    6. Get Info of Garth_ALL… shown nothing unsual.
      Screen Shot 2022-10-29 at 12.15.00 AM
  6. Found my earlier untruncted report from 10/25/22., here it is
    Tried the following steps:

    1. quit URL Manager Pro 5.9.1 Universal
    2. from Dock>Options: unchecked “Open at Login”, removed from Dock
    3. started Applications/URL Manager Pro_6_0.app {v 6.0, downloaded yesterday}
      is running, About reports v 6.0, licensed to me
      no window open
    4. File > Open Recent > Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm {file used by 5.9.1}
      no window opens, no error msg
    5. File > Open > ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      no window opens, no error msg
    6. File > Cabinet > Show in Finder opens empty folder
      ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Cabinet

    1. Quit URL Manager Pro 6.0
    2. start Applications/URL Manager Pro_5_9_1.app
      alert: “The document “Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm” could not be opened. You don’t have permission”
      About shows v 5.9.1
    3. File > Open Recent > Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      window opens
    4. Dock > URL Manager > check Keep in Dock, Open at Login
      Normal operation restored
    5. make change to “Name” of one of the bookmarks
      Modified Date of
      ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      updates as expected, confirming which file is active

    1. reboot computer
      alert: “The document “Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm” could not be opened. You don’t have permission”
    2. URL Manager 5.9.1 is running
      File > Open Recent > Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      window opens
    3. Finder > Get Info for
      ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      is not Locked or Stationery

    1. reboot computer
      alert: “The document “Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm” could not be opened. You don’t have permission”
      but URL Mgr’s window is open with Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
    2. Finder > Get Info for
      ~/Documents/Bookmarks/Startup items/Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
      is not Locked or Stationery
      but noticed Open With: URL Mgr 6.0
      changed to 5.9.1

    1. reboot computer
      alert: “The document “Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm” could not be opened. You don’t have permission”
      but URL Mgr’s window is open with Garth_All_URLmgr.urlm
  7. 10/28 Another test

    1. URL 6 Dock>Options> UNcheck Start at login
    2. URL 6 QUIT
    3. restarted computer
    4. started URL Mgr 5.9.1
      alert: The document Garth_ALL… could not be opened. You don’t have permission (screenshot attached)
    5. Click OK to Alert
    6. URL 5.9.1 About - confirms 5.9.1 is running
    7. double-click on Garth_ALL…
      this time opens window.

    Screen Shot 2022-10-29 at 12.40.13 AM

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