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Well, I’ve finally gotten the next Quicksilver Screencast put together. I’ve changed gears a few times, and it’s prolonged the release. Sorry about that. But hopefully we’re on course to start this the right way, and build upon it. Instead of doing a back to basics […]

Well, I’ve finally gotten the next Quicksilver Screencast put together. I’ve changed gears a few times, and it’s prolonged the release. Sorry about that. But hopefully we’re on course to start this the right way, and build upon it.

Instead of doing a back to basics type of screencast, I’ve chosen to do a setup piece. I’ve run through the entire setup of Quicksilver, from intitial installation setup, to plugin installs, and every other preference you can choose. By the end, your environment should look just like mine – or at least have all the common elements I’m using. That’s not to say that my setup is the RIGHT one, but at least we’ll avoid the missteps from before of people missing plugins, actions, etc.

Important note: The audio is not great on this version of the screencast. I’m going to re-record it tonight to make things clean and clear. But I’ve kept my *cough* loyal fans waiting long enough… So I’m putting this out now for you to get a look at. I’ll update it tomorrow so you can get a clean audio explanation with it.

UPDATED: now a .mov file – the .mp4 was not working for some people.
Quicksilver: The Setup (mov – 65mb)
coming soon: iPod version

I’ll be following with some Quicksilver tricks and more fun things shortly. Really. Not ‘shortly’ by my standards, but really soon! But I felt it was important to get everyone on the same page.

Meanwhile, see the past Screencasts and start playing around a bit.

  1. Cool, I look forward to seeing the next one.

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  2. Really nice! No more “That dont work for me”.
    So well-explained that I appzapped Quicksilver and installed it again :)

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  3. Sorry I’m not QS fan boy so i thought hmmm why not watch and see…

    I couln’t watch it all… I mean really setting up plug-ins for that long! Show us how to turn them on ONE or TWO not all the ones your like or think are cool… let the user experience that… and if you really need them get to the point and tell use why they are needed. Also if you trying to get someone to use QS i doubt the best thing to do is have the use beta API’s with a developer builds. Sorry but I’ll give this move 1/2 a star.

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  4. Samual – this isn’t exactly meant to be an interesting movie. If you’ve followed along at all, you may have seen where a lot of people got lost because I was showing/talking about tricks that they weren’t able to duplicate because we were operating on different setups.

    The forthcoming Quicksilver screencasts will have the fun stuff – but the plugins build on one another in many cases, so it’s nearly impossible to say, “ok, today you’ll need a, b, and c.” It’s much simpler to get everyone on the same page, and put in the time up front, and then sit back and reap the rewards.

    You’re entitled to your opinion of course. But hopefully when you see some of the future Quicksilver screencasts you’ll get the bug and come back to this so you can try the cool tricks for yourself.

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  5. the video doesn’t work for me all im getting is some sort of text that keeps loading.

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  6. Is QuickSilver still being actively developed?

    Seems to have been in beta for quite some time.

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  7. Blah blah: I’ll update it tonight and have the new version in the morning if you wanna try it.

    Rayz: Yes, Alcor – the developer – is VERY actively developing it. He keeps it in Beta because he doesn’t have the time to fully support a real version release. But he’s extremely responsive and new releases of the beta come out contstantly.

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  8. Fantastic. Hope you post more of these soon. Even better put them altogether in one seprate section on the site.

    Thanks

    Dirk

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  9. Dirk – you can now keep an eye on the ‘Screencasts’ section of TAB.

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  10. The screen cast doesnt work for me. I just get the text page. Even if i try to download the linked file it downloads it as a .txt file. Why is this so??

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