Typing 'File:///' Will Crash Almost Any Mac Application

Typing 'File:///' Will Crash Almost Any Mac Application

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An interesting bug in OS X Mountain Lion causes almost all Mac apps to crash when typing in 'File:///', according to a Radar report spotted by 9to5Mac.

The crash is thought to be caused by Spell Checker and affects numerous apps including: Safari, TextEdit, Console, Messages, Xcode, TweetBot, Chrome, and others.

The bug does not affect Lion or Snow Leopard.

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Typing 'File:///' Will Crash Almost Any Mac Application
Sotiris Karayannis - February 5, 2013 at 6:37am
Could not reproduce bug. Tried on several applications. Running 10.8.2 on mid-2007 iMac.
Sam Spade - February 4, 2013 at 3:47am
reproduced this crash as stated in the article. true, however - so what? why would this be a problem?
can berk - February 3, 2013 at 12:07pm
was able to replicate the issue on a late 2012 RMBP. Trying to read the console log for the crash crashes the console application as well. Issue is very big!
Your Mom - February 3, 2013 at 9:18pm
What's "RMBP?"
SomniusX - February 3, 2013 at 9:19pm
Retina Macbook Pro, oh man..
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