Marked2 Stuck Loading for all but trial version

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Deborah M

06 May, 2021 11:36 PM

I purchased Marked 2 through the Mac App Store, and also have SetApp. With either of these versions, when I try to open my markdown files. I downloaded the trial from the website and this one works fine. Do I need to purchase a third version? I love the app, but this is a bummer. Also with each one (including the trial) it isn't using the default GitHub preview I specified during the QuickConfig at install.

Help appreciated.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 06 May, 2021 11:56 PM

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    Were the MAS and Setapp versions working at all previously? And do they
    only hang when you try to open a file, or do they get stuck right away?
    I could see there being a permissions issue with the MAS version, but
    the Setapp version is not sandboxed and wouldn’t suffer from the same
    problem.

    If you could provide the output of Help->Report an Issue, along with an
    example Markdown file (any file you can verify causes the issue), that
    will help me debug.

    Thanks!

    Brett

  2. 2 Posted by Deborah Mundorf... on 20 May, 2021 07:47 PM

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    Were you able to learn anything? My trial for the downloaded trial expires tomorrow.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 20 May, 2021 07:50 PM

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    Please respond to the questions and requests in my last message. I can't do much without further input.

    Thanks!

    -Brett
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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 20 May, 2021 07:51 PM

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    Also, if needed, I will provide a free license code for the direct version, so please do not purchase yet another copy of Marked :).

    -Brett
    ________________________________
    From: Brett Terpstra <[email blocked]>
    Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:49:55 PM
    To: Deborah Mundorff <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: Marked2 Stuck Loading for all but trial version [Problems]

    Please respond to the questions and requests in my last message. I can't do much without further input.

    Thanks!

    -Brett
    ________________________________

  5. 5 Posted by Deborah Mundorf... on 20 May, 2021 10:45 PM

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    I think I have figured it out…
    The person who wrote those markdown files put this type of header at the top of each one:

    ---
    title: "Object-Oriented Programming"
    layout: page
    categories: [exploration]
    ---

    If I remove that chunk of text, the files open just fine.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Brett on 20 May, 2021 10:56 PM

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    Under Preferences->Advanced, what is the "YAML Frontmatter" dropdown set
    to? The header you're seeing is called YAML Frontmatter. Marked doesn't
    do anything with it by default, and it shouldn't be causing any hangs
    (unless there's something crazy in there), but you might experiment with
    the different options and see if it alleviates the issue.

    -Brett

  7. 7 Posted by Deborah Mundorf... on 21 May, 2021 03:06 PM

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    Thank you, found two workarounds:

    One: Put a blank line at the beginning of the file.
    Two: From your suggestion. Change the YAML Frontmatter setting to “Treat as MMD Meta"

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