Thanks for reporting this. The problem is that Script Debugger only saves the name of your default template. If it is a user-created template, the default template will not exist in the new Script Debugger 8 installation.
I’ll file a bug at my end to make this experience better. In the meantime, just copy your default template file from ~/Library/Application Support/Script Debugger 7/Templates to ~/Library/Application Support/Script Debugger 8/Templates.
Thank you for explaining this. I never made a default template, and don’t have anything in ~/Library/Application Support/Script Debugger 7/Templates. I thought I might be able to fix this by creating a default template in version 7, but it’s not clear how to do that. I searched the Help for “default template” but didn’t find anything.
Anyway, SD8 won’t let me do anything. If I try to create a new script, I get the “default template cannot be found.” Is there a way around this? I tried creating a template called Template in version 7 and copying it to the version 8 Templates folder, but that didn’t help either.
Well, I should have known that all along! I don’t remember ever using that dialog, but I found that I’ve been using “AppleScript” as the default template in 7, and have now chosen it in 8. Thank you!
Maybe the error message could either say to select a default template in the Preferences, General panel, or link directly to that panel? I imagine that something like that is what you already have in mind anyway.