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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Foreground and background is black in script window

Hi, I've just downloaded the trial version of Simon in order to evaluate it. I'm trying to create a script but the foreground and background colours are black in the script window. This makes it impossible to edit the script. Changing these colours does not seem to be possible: while I can change the colours temporarily, as soon as I close the window the default black/black scheme returns.

I have attached two screenshots which illustrates the problem. The first shows the preferences window when the Script icon is selected in the toolbar. The second shows what the editing window looks like when I try to edit a script.

Am I doing something incorrect, or is this a limitation of the evaluation version, or is this a bug?


Bob Abraham

P.S. I am running Mavericks 10.9.1 on a MacBook Air.

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Re: Foreground and background is black in script window

Hi Bob,

That's a bug that seems to have snuck into version 3.6. It's pretty annoying, so I'll probably fix it for 3.6.1 soon. Apologies for the inconvenience!

Re: Foreground and background is black in script window

Thanks David.