macos – Not seeing slack notifications when app is in the background and the chat with sender is open

In short:
When a direct chat with someone is open, in the background, I don’t see new messages notifications from that someone.

Longer version using a scenario:
I usually work in maximize mode, meaning, I only see one app at a time. This is great for focus. Especially when developing.
I’m chatting with a team mate who sent me a message. I see the notification, click on it and see the message. I then copy something that he sent me, say thanks and try to run what he sent me on a different window. In the meantime, I don’t see the slack app, as it’s below the dev tool I’m using.
In the meantime, my mate, sent me a correction to what he sent earlier.
The problem is that I don’t get any notification that he sent me a new message, breaking my head over the previous sample, trying to understand why isn’t it working.
If I would have closed the direct chat with my mate, I would have seen a notification.

slack – Holding Enter enters the message multiple times

Sometimes, my Slack client is quite slow and if I accidentally keep the enter key pressed for a second or so, multiple copies of the message are posted on the channel. Today I spammed the entire channel with 8 copies of the exact same message in rapid succession.

To avoid this from happening again, can I disable this behaviour? Or is this a bug?

Let a slack app create slash commands for another app? (Custom -> Jira)

I am trying to automatically create a ticket every month in Jira. Jira has a slash command to create tickets, which I could use each month to create a ticket myself, but that would not be different than going to Jira and doing it myself.

I would like to have my custom slackbot send these slash commands on my behalf.

Problems so far:
I can’t seem to get the bot to activate a slash command even if it types something with a slash in it.
Jira slash command opens a modal to get more information, so it’s not just “/Jira create detailsdetailsdetails

Any other solutions to recurring tickets for Jira that doesn’t require a paid plugin are welcome as well.

Mojave kernel panic related to Slack?

Macbook Pro 15″ mid-2015, MacOs Mojave 10.14.6 (18G7016), 2 external displays (HDMI and Thunderbolt-to-HDMI adaptor)

On 2 consecutive days I’ve had kernel panics that have restarted my mac. IIRC, the apps that were open both times were:

  • Slack
  • Webstorm
  • Chrome
  • Outlook
  • iTerm2
  • Apple mail

The 2 logs in my Diagnostic Reports folder both have the text:

possible cause: unlocking an unlocked mutex or


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Slack

I also ran an EtreCheck report but it didn’t mention Slack in it’s possible causes (report summary attached). Any help in interpreting appreciated!

Diagnostics Information (past 7-30 days):
    2021-07-14 12:15:09 Kernel Panic (2 times)
            panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff8000bccc3f): "thread_invoke: preemption_lev
            el -1, possible cause: unlocking an unlocked mutex or spinlock"@/Build
        3rd party kernel extensions:

    2021-07-13 01:01:52 signpost_reporter - High CPU Use
        Executable: /usr/libexec/signpost_reporter

    2021-07-08 14:28:41 mdsync - High CPU Use (2 times)
        Executable: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdsync

slack – How I can use workflow actions to add todo?

Through workflow actions, we can send a message to any user and the workflow actions can be triggered with any reactions.

I want to create a workflow like the following.

  1. User reacts to a message. With a specific time emoji ⏰
  2. Workflow should be triggered and should add a to-do task for him.

When I tried adding the prefix “/todo”, the workflow just printed the message as it. Is there a way to actually add a task in todo?

Slack won’t let me install new GitHub app saying I’m over free app quota, BUT I AM NOT?

Slack has been nagging me ceaselessly to upgrade the GitHub application, so I decided to go ahead and do it. I went to and clicked the “Add to Slack” button, and it redirected me to a page that said I was over the 10 apps quota for a free plan. So I went to app management and uninstalled the old GitHub app following the relevant steps here, and now the old legacy GitHub integration is no longer listed in the installed apps listing, and the listing has only 9 entries.

However, when I retry installing the new GitHub application by clicking the “Add to Slack” button on the page, I get the same result as previously: a message that says my workspace can’t add more apps because I am hitting the 10 apps quota. But I am not hitting that quota! I only have 9 apps in the listing now, and should be able to install 10th! What gives?