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Author Topic: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista  (Read 8918 times)

IvkovicD

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[BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« on: December 03, 2007, 04:23:31 AM »
Hello,

I have switched recently to Vista (32 and 64) and have following issue with Clipboard H&S (newest version). The configuration is just not being memorized/saved. While changing (manually started the tool), everything looks good, but once closed, nothing was saved. No errors.

I think, this might be a security issue by Vista, which just blocks Clipboard to store the data - anyway, where does clipboard store the config (registry or file), maybe it's just a small tweak to enable this.

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Dejan

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 08:50:39 PM »
...find a workaround.  ;)

In file configdir.ini routed the output to

CONFIGDIR=%APPDATA%\Clipboard Help+Spell\

did the changes and copied the two resulting config files back to origin program folder. Even CONFIGDIR in configdir.ini is pointing to a different folder, at startup the CH&S reads the files from install folder, not from configured one. Bug?

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Dejan

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 11:10:50 PM »
sure sounds like a bug, but can you clarify?
do you mean you found a workaround that works? or found a workaround (configfir.ini) that *should* work but does not?

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 02:09:22 PM »
Hello Mouser.

the workaround (like explained) is fine, I can use clipboard now, but whenever I have to change anything at the options, I have to either change the files directly, or repeat the steps above, by copying the changed .ini (which are stored in %APPDATA%\...) to the install folder "Program files (x86)\Clip...". I expected that Clipboard H&S should read the program ini settings by applying the changedir.ini folder settings, but this does not happen. It stills read them from install folder. The database is at %APPDATA%\Clip...

you might check the read order of the configuration files and the chanfgedir.ini setting...

regards

Dejan


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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 02:19:08 PM »
ah i understand well now.. i will fix.  :up:

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 08:31:12 AM »
I'm not good with the technical jargon (which I realize is essential). I just would like to know why Clipboard Help+Spell refuses to start minimized in Vista. It's annoying to see it take up most of the screen on bootup.

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007, 12:31:46 PM »
there is an option to have it start minimized -- the problem you are having is no doubt the same one as IvkovicD, which is that when you change the settings they aren't being remembered.

one workaround until my next update:
 log in as admin, change the settings as you wish (set it to start minimized)
 then exit
 then restart (as normal user if you don't usually log in as admin).

i think the default should be to start minimized, i'll make that the case in next release.

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007, 09:34:58 PM »
found and fixed the bug.. new version being uploaded momentarily.

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2007, 10:01:03 PM »
tell me if this fixes the problems:
http://www.donationc...elpAndSpellSetup.exe

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 11:13:30 AM »
The fix works! Thanks very much. A donation follows.

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007, 04:43:24 PM »
great  :up:

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Re: [BUG?] - Configuration is not being saved in Vista
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 04:09:11 PM »
yep, config data is beeing written now in %APPDATA%\... folder.

Perfect, thank you :Thmbsup:

Dejan