Notes for OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

(available from  Jun 2009)

Current & Recent Production Versions of Wordshark & Numbershark:


Snow Leopard customers report that Wordshark 5 works well, but note that Java needs to be updated to at least 1.6.   Wordshark 5 is available on a USB, DVD and as an Installed/Activated product. There is no CD or network product for Wordshark 5.


Minor issue:

The first DVD release of Wordshark 5 invites reinstall  whenever inserted (this has to be ignored):  This is fixed in DVD release 2, available from May 2014.

Wordshark and  Numbershark 4.08  (and 4.09, network only):

Snow Leopard users normally enjoy good service from our USB, Activated, CD and Network products from our release 4.08 - 4.09.


For Numbershark CD 4.08 ONLY, ensure the CD is labelled “4.08R”, as the “4.08” is for PC only.  (Wordshark 4.08 is Mac/PC compatible)


Wordshark Versions 3s.06 - 4.07 and Numbershark 3.06 - 4.07:

The login box on the initial screen may disappear. Please click into the box before starting to type your user name. If you click outside the login box, the login may disappear behind the sharks. If this happens, please minimise, then maximise, to regain the login box, OR close and restart the program.   If the Mac Dock is positioned down the left side of the screen, graphics will malfunction. Please move the dock to the top, bottom or right edge. Double-clicking some menu items may result in a grey screen or flashing. A single click works.  

“Drag and Drop” does not always work at first attempt. It does work if you repeat the operation.  It appears from forums that other software is similarly affected.

When Mac updated Java to 1.5, this introduced some graphics problems  including “Click to view subadministrator, menu bars occasionally remaining on -screen, and on-screen keypad disappearing behind the games screen. In some cases, it is not possible to enter text into the logon box.  Changes resulting from this Mac update were included in v4.05

A rare permission problem causing an “Error code 10”, affects users of  OSX 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 when signed on under different user names. This issue was corrected in version 4.04

 Upgrading to our release 4.08 or later removes these issues.