Didn't download torrents until the TVShows preference pane was opened

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17 Oct, 2011 12:19 PM

I set up several TV shows yesterday that were shown last last, this morning I realized that the torrents hadn't been downloaded, I opened the TVShows preference pane and suddenly I received all the growl messages that the torrents had just been downloaded and transmission had started with the downloads.

I'm running Lion, 10.7.2, TVShows 2.0b12 (r569)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 17 Oct, 2011 01:04 PM

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    Hi black1282,

    Can you please tell us if you see the menubar icon? If you restart it is there or not?

  2. 2 Posted by Liam on 17 Oct, 2011 01:10 PM

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    I have 'Show TVShows status in the menu bar disabled', does this need to be enabled for it to work in the background? I normally disable all programs' status bar icons, to save the menu bar real estate...

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 17 Oct, 2011 03:28 PM

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    Actually, no, it doesn't need to be shown to download episodes in the background. It is just a quick way of seeing if the app is working :P Otherwise you'll have to look in System Monitor for the TVShowsHelper.app.

  4. 4 Posted by Liam on 17 Oct, 2011 03:57 PM

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    Makes sense. So any idea as to why I had to open the preference pane for it to start the downloads?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 17 Oct, 2011 04:31 PM

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    I don't know, please try restarting to see if that happens again.

  6. 6 Posted by Liam on 17 Oct, 2011 06:03 PM

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    Will do. I have restarted and I have this process running:


    When I opened the preference pane no new processes were created so I'm guessing this is the correct one.

    Thanks for your help, amazing app you guys have here.

  7. 7 Posted by Liam on 18 Oct, 2011 07:35 AM

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    Torrent was downloaded correctly this morning without the status icon in the menubar and the TVShows preference pane open. Seems to have fixed itself.

    Thanks for your help, this can be closed.

    (Keep up the good work, hope my donation yesterday will help keep this up and running!)

  8. Cristina Gómez closed this discussion on 18 Oct, 2011 08:35 AM.

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