When I invoke the “Browse Hook Bookmarks” action in Launchbar. Launchbar freezes and eventually throws this error up after a few minutes:
“An error occurred while running “Browse Hook Bookmarks”
The operation couldn’t be completed. /Users/XXXXX/Library/Application Support/LaunchBar/Actions/Browse Hook Bookmarks 2.lbaction/Contents/Scripts/default.scpt: execution error: Hook got an error: AppleEvent timed out. (-1712)”
The Activity Monitor now shows in red “Hook (Not Responding)”. And does not resolve after an hour.
I had moved a large number of files from the system drive to another internal hard drive. Many of which have hooks.
Similar beach ball lockups occurred on individual hook links from my previously faultless NotePlan 3 markdown links.
So I then used instead Hook’s internal search function and clickied on what Hook finds (very slowly). These individual slowpokes seem to eventually resolve. I am still testing them via the Hook search to see if this is a consistent behavior.
FYI: according to Hook there are some 263 Hook bookmarks on my machine.
Question: previous relocation of one or a small number of files have not caused this behavior. Maybe a slight delay while Hook “relocates” these few links.
Does this mean that moving a large number of files with Hooks is something that breaks Hook because it is too much material for Hook to update a large number of existing links with the new location?
P.S. Big Sur 11.2.3 and Hook 2.2.2 Launchbar 6.14.1