Ever since I upgraded all my boxes to Leopard Quicksilver has been having issues. While searching for a new release I’ve located a solution that seems to have fixed most of my issues. Here’s what to do.

  1. Quit Quicksilver if running.
  2. Delete all traces of Quicksilver by deleting these 4 files.
    • /Applications/Quicksilver.app
    • ~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.blacktree.Quicksilver.plist
    • ~/Library/Caches/Quicksilver
  3. Head over to http://lipidity.com/software/quicksilver/ and download and install Quicksilver B5X.
  4. Launch Terminal and run the following commands.
    • chmod 0644 /Applications/Quicksilver.app/Contents/Info.plist </ul>
    • Open Quicksilver and go through the setup WITHOUT installing any plugins.
    • Open or relaunch Terminal and run the following commands.
      • defaults write com.blacktree.Quicksilver "Cutting Edge Features" -bool yes
      • defaults write com.blacktree.Quicksilver "Feature Level" 3
    • Quit and relaunch Quicksilver.
    • You can now adjust your settings and preferences and install some plugins.
    • </ol> I'm not saying this will work for you but is has made Quicksilver more stable for me. Also to note is that the Quicksilver Interface plugin - Bezel HUD is pretty sweet.