Why do I keep getting the "XXX has updated his profile" notification?
Most likely because your friend is actually updating his profile right now, and every change triggers this notification. If you don't want it, just open Growl preferences, go to the Applications tab, select FMenu from the list, and uncheck the appropriate box.
Also, some users have reported that notifications for profile updates and new notes keep showing up despite neither being true. This seems to occur rarely and I am currently looking into what could be causing it. For the time being, try restarting FMenu to see if the problem goes away.
Why won't the ZIP archive extract properly?
Most likely because you're using Stuffit Expander to open it. Use Mac OS X's built-in BOMArchiveHelper.app instead.
What effect does it have when a friend unchecks the Terms of Service box?
If the friend unchecks this box, they are completely invisible to the program. That means that anything about them is inaccessible, like their profile and their status. However, when they poke you, this is still accessible, because it is your information that's retrieved to find out the number of current pokes. So anything they do to you is available, because your info is retrieved, but anything they do to their profiles is not. Consequently, since their profiles are not visible, their names won't show up in the Quicklaunch box.
Is there any way I can tell which friends have opted out of the Facebook API?
Yes! Simply click on the arrow at the right of the text field in the Quicklaunch panel. That lists all the friends that are available to you through the app, alphabetized by first name. Friends that have opted out will be missing from this list.
How frequent is "too frequent" for the update frequency?
This is essentially a guess-and-check process. As of version 1.4, it appears that 7 seconds is in fact the most frequent update interval. I personally had it running with 6 seconds, but that would randomly give me incorrect notifications.
My friends say that their information will be sold if they check that API checkbox!
Um, no. Tell your friends to let you get their profiles through apps that you want to use.
Not all my friends show up in the Quicklaunch box!
They probably have opted out of the Facebook API, as described above. Tell your friends to go to Facebook's Applications & Websites privacy settings and make sure that the checkbox labeled Status updates is checked. Otherwise, FMenu has absolutely no way of retrieving that user's profile.
I get a "Could not gen auth token" error
Go to ~/Library/Preferences and move the net.lensovet.FaceMenu.plist file to the Trash, then restart FMenu.