The random musings of a software developer

Fix for Dash PopClip Extension

My favourite extension PopClip has an extension for my favourite developer reference application Dash. However, with the 1.7.7 update of Dash there has been a subtle change in the name of the OS X Service which allows search in Dash. This used to be “Look up in Dash” and is now “Look Up in Dash” – notice the slight change in case. Unfortunately OS X Services are case sensitive and as a result the PopClip extension does not work.

I’ve tweeted the developer of Dash @kapeli and they’ll be issuing a fix to the extension. In the meantime, to fix it yourself:

  1. Quit PopClip

  2. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/PopClip/Extensions

  3. Control- or Right-click on Dash.popclipext and select Show Package Contents

  4. Open Config.plist in TextWrangler or some other text plist editor and change:

    <key>Service Name</key>
    <string>Look up in Dash</string>


    <key>Service Name</key>
    <string>Look Up in Dash</string>

    with a uppercase U in “Up” and then save the file.

    If you’re using Xcode, change the key “Service Name” to “Look Up in Dash” with the same uppercase U.

  5. Restart PopClip

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