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Author Topic: Launch history not work  (Read 2553 times)

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Launch history not work
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:53:18 AM »
Launch history not work. I mean that every time I open the program list "launch history " is clean. In the settings I have set "Add launched files to launch history". It works, but only to close the computer. I use FARR version 2.200.01 portable, Windows XP

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 12:03:52 PM »
If you change other options and exit the program, are the other options remembered?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 12:10:05 PM »
I think not. It takes some time. I usually just close the operating system without a separate closing the FARR. Every time I need to close FARR?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 12:39:59 PM »
it sounds like maybe farr is trying to save its settings in a place that it doesn't have write access to.
you say you are using portable version.. have you edited your FindAndRunRobot ConfigDir.ini and specified a directory that doesnt exist maybe? or something like that?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 02:28:05 PM »
I not use ConfigDir.ini

ConfigDir_Default.ini

// IMPORTANT NOTE: Lines starting with // are COMMENTS; you need to remove // to make a line active

// NOTE: When the program starts, it will check for the existence of the file ConfigDir.ini,
//  if that file exists, IT will be used.  If it is not found, then program will fall back to
//  ConfigDir_Default.ini.  So if you wish to overide the default PORTABLE configuration specified
//  in ConfigDir_Default.ini just create your own ConfigDir.ini file.

PORTABLE=TRUE
CONFIGDIR = .


// CONFIGDIR = %MYDOCUMENTS%

// This file (ConfigDir.ini) defines the directory where all configuration
//  files for the program will be stored.
// There should be only 1 actual line in this file that has any meaning,
//  the CONFIGDIR assignmane above.  Everything else here is just comments.
//
// By default it is normally set to the program directory itself, meaning
//  that all configuration/ini/settings/preferences will be store here
//  with this ConfigDir.ini file.  This is also best for when you want to
//  put the program on a usb drive.
// Sometimes it is preferable to store the configuration files in a
//  different directory, like a "C:\Documents and Settings" subdirectory
//  which is designed to store program configuration data, or a custom
//  directory specified by a user on a separate drive.
//
// TIPS:
// 1. You can comment out lines by prefacing them with //
// 2. You can use the following replacements:
//     . (actual program directory -- use this for portable usb, etc.)
//     %MYDOCUMENTS% (like C:\My Documents)
//     %APPDATA% (like C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data)
//     %PROFILE% (like C:\Documents and Settings\{username})
//     %COMMONAPPDATA% (like C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data)
// 3. The specified directory will be created if it doesn't exist.
// 4. If configuration files are not found in the specified directory,
//     any existing configuration files in the app dir will be copied
//     from the app dir to the specified directory.
// 5. If you edit this file while the program is running you need to
//     exit and restart the program before it will take effect.
//
// EXAMPLES:
//    CONFIGDIR=.
//    CONFIGDIR=%MYDOCUMENTS%
//    CONFIGDIR=E:\MyCleverSettings\
//    CONFIGDIR=%APPDATA%
//
// NOTE: the company and application subdirectory name will automatically be
//  added to the path specified (except for %APPDIR% which includes the name
//  already, i.e.:
//    "E:\MyCleverSettings" -> "E:\MyCleverSettings\DonationCoder\AppName\"
//
//
// NEW:
//  You can now signify that an app should run in portable mode (no files saved to anything but app dir)
//  by specifying the uncommented line:
//   PORTABLE=TRUE
//
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 02:41:34 PM »
Is FARR in a directory where it has write access? can you check the files in that directory and make sure they aren't marked as read-only?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 03:05:45 PM »
FARR portable directory is C:/Program Files ;)

Instead of installing just unpacked zip.

All not read-only

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 03:08:17 PM »
can you try unpacking it into your Documents folder and see if it saves settings then?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 03:11:55 PM »
And maybe try deleting ConfigDir_Default.ini and see if it works then.

On windows XP it actually should work fine with that portable release even in Program Files directory, but it would be nice to get some more clues.

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 03:13:45 PM »
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I think not. It takes some time. I usually just close the operating system without a separate closing the FARR.


Can you check.  Run FARR, change some settings, exit FARR.
Restart FARR, are the changes remembered?

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Re: Launch history not work
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013, 03:15:40 PM »
This only happens sometimes. Now, for example, turned off FARR, next turned on FARR and launch history is remembered. When else clears me the all launch history. I do not know what it depends on. Mayby delete history when dont choose "Exit Find and Run Robot" ??