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Disable CrashReporter Dialog
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by Marius Schamschula

The Problem:

If you use Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) you will from time to time find that an application has crashed. You then are confronted by a dialog box, asking you if you want to send a report to Apple. This is fine the first time or two, but when a given application crashes repeatedly this is quite an annoyance.

The Solution:

Use the Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) to turn this off ($ is the prompt, don't type it):

$defaults write DialogType none

If you have the Developer Tools installed you can also use the Property List Editor application to edit ~/Library/Preferences/ When done it should look something like this.

The last alternative is to edit the file using a text editor like BBEdit or TextEdit. This is what thie file looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
Version 1.1.0 - 20070310
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