Weird Bug: Typing ‘File:///’ Into Stock OS X Apps May Actually Crash Them – [VIDEO]

Weird Bug: Typing ‘File:///’ Into Stock OS X Apps May Actually Crash Them – [VIDEO]


Weird, right?

It doesn’t matter whether it’s Safari, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, Messages, Pages, Numbers or Keynote. Typing the phrase ‘File:///’ into one of Apple’s default OS X apps will strangely cause the app to crash, in the latest version of OS XMountain Lion.

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We just had to try it out for ourselves. The following video is a demonstration that uses Apple’s jukebox software, iTunes, as the stock app. We then tried copy and pasting the phrase ‘File:///’ into the iTunes search bar, and seconds later the app became unresponsive – and eventually, crashed.

It works. Try it.

The bug has now been reported to Apple.