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Last post Author Topic: Cannot delete single clips  (Read 7499 times)

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Re: Cannot delete single clips
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2013, 04:08:08 PM »
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but how can that be when the problem is there too when I use a completely fresh, new, empty database


oh yeah.. that part makes no sense.

ok if you exit and delete the settings ini file, and then start, is the problem fixed?

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Re: Cannot delete single clips
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2013, 07:08:35 PM »
Ahhhhh.... I found the problem!

The gremlins were in the PresetView folder!

When I deleted the PresetView folder from C:\Users\Jesper\Documents\DonationCoder\Clipboard Help+Spell and replaced it with a fresh PresetView folder from the well functioning portable version, everything worked normally again! The clips became black and not grey, and they were deletable again!

If you are curious, I attach the bad version of PresetViews. Only the files Last.preset.dock and Last.preset.grid differs in binary content from their well-functioning counterparts.

Thank you so much for helping me find the problem by asking all those good questions and make me test all the different combinations!

Maybe the problem started because I have had to brutally kill Clipboard Help+Spell so many times when it conflicted with LibreOffice and made both programs freeze (another problem that I have kind of repressed in despair). During those cold, brutal killings, the PresetView files might have been badly injured...

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Re: Cannot delete single clips
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2013, 07:18:59 PM »
wow what a discovery.. and how strange!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm going to have to study those preset views, as i haven't the faintest clues how they could cause the problem.

thank you for not giving up and becoming angry with frustration, as i would have done in your shoes.  your discovery may help others.


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Re: Cannot delete single clips
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2013, 01:16:30 AM »
That's interesting.
I use PresetViews quite a lot and have experimented with them.
I just used Everything and discovered that there are unused PresetViews in the folder
C:\Users\{UserID}\Documents\DonationCoder\Clipboard Help+Spell\PresetViews
- which contains the files: (showing Created  Date, then Modified Date)
Code: Text [Select]
  1. ColumnCustomizer.preset           32    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  2. ColumnCustomizer.preset.dock     892    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  3. ColumnCustomizer.preset.grid    2911    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  4. Last.preset                       32    2011-01-11 01:46        2013-01-25 00:08
  5. Last.preset.dock                 915    2011-01-11 01:46        2013-01-25 00:08
  6. Last.preset.grid                5086    2011-01-11 01:46        2013-01-25 00:08
  7. NewClips.preset                   32    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  8. NewClips.preset.dock             892    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  9. NewClips.preset.grid            2913    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  10. NewClips.preset.groupnodes        15    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:52
  11. Standard.preset                   32    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:50
  12. Standard.preset.dock             892    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:50
  13. Standard.preset.grid            2908    2011-01-11 01:46        2005-08-11 20:50

The ones I use are not user-dependent and are in the folder
C:\UTIL\Windows utilities\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\Clipboard Help+Spell\PresetViews
- which contains the files: (showing Created  Date, then Modified Date)
Code: Text [Select]
  1. .InfoSelect style.preset.dock            915    2012-01-24 15:06        2012-01-24 15:06
  2. .InfoSelect style.preset.grid           4677    2012-01-24 15:06        2012-01-24 15:06
  3. .InfoSelect style.preset.groupnodes       46    2012-01-24 15:06        2012-01-24 15:06
  4. CHS Original example.preset               32    2012-02-03 10:12        2012-02-03 10:12
  5. CHS Original example.preset.dock         915    2012-02-03 10:12        2012-02-03 10:12
  6. CHS Original example.preset.grid        4677    2012-02-03 10:12        2012-02-03 10:12
  7. CHS Original example.preset.groupnodes    38    2012-02-03 10:12        2012-02-03 10:12
  8. ColumnCustomizer.preset                   32    2005-08-11 20:52        2012-01-24 15:07
  9. ColumnCustomizer.preset.dock             915    2005-08-11 20:52        2012-01-24 15:07
  10. ColumnCustomizer.preset.grid            4677    2005-08-11 20:52        2012-01-24 15:07
  11. ColumnCustomizer.preset.groupnodes        46    2012-01-24 15:07        2012-01-24 15:07
  12. IB 3-pane hide.preset                     32    2012-01-31 20:22        2012-01-31 20:22
  13. IB 3-pane hide.preset.dock               766    2012-01-31 20:22        2012-01-31 20:22
  14. IB 3-pane hide.preset.grid              4692    2012-01-31 20:22        2012-01-31 20:22
  15. IB 3-pane hide.preset.groupnodes          37    2012-01-31 20:22        2012-01-31 20:22
  16. IB 3-pane.preset                          32    2012-01-26 03:18        2012-01-26 14:51
  17. IB 3-pane.preset.dock                    762    2012-01-26 03:18        2012-01-26 14:51
  18. IB 3-pane.preset.grid                   4692    2012-01-26 03:18        2012-01-26 14:51
  19. IB 3-pane.preset.groupnodes               37    2012-01-26 03:18        2012-01-26 14:51
  20. IB 3-panel.preset.dock                   762    2012-01-26 03:23        2012-01-26 03:23
  21. IB 3-panel.preset.grid                  4691    2012-01-26 03:23        2012-01-26 03:23
  22. IB 3-panel.preset.groupnodes              45    2012-01-26 03:23        2012-01-26 03:23
  23. IB01.preset.dock                         915    2011-08-25 15:09        2011-08-25 15:09
  24. IB01.preset.grid                        4509    2011-08-25 15:09        2011-08-25 15:09
  25. IB01.preset.groupnodes                    53    2011-08-25 15:09        2011-08-25 15:09
  26. IBall.preset.dock                        915    2011-08-29 18:41        2011-11-20 12:56
  27. IBall.preset.grid                       4685    2011-08-29 18:41        2011-11-20 12:56
  28. IBall.preset.groupnodes                   29    2011-11-20 12:53        2011-11-20 12:56
  29. IBimages.preset                           32    2011-08-25 15:09        2012-01-31 10:27
  30. IBimages.preset.dock                     915    2011-08-29 18:42        2012-01-31 10:27
  31. IBimages.preset.grid                    4680    2011-08-29 18:42        2012-01-31 10:27
  32. IBimages.preset.groupnodes                46    2012-01-31 10:27        2012-01-31 10:27
  33. IBold.preset                              32    2011-11-20 12:50        2011-11-20 12:50
  34. IBold.preset.dock                        915    2011-11-20 12:50        2011-11-20 12:50
  35. IBold.preset.grid                       4685    2011-11-20 12:50        2011-11-20 12:50
  36. IBold.preset.groupnodes                   18    2011-11-20 12:50        2011-11-20 12:50
  37. InfoSelect style.preset                   32    2012-01-24 15:06        2012-01-24 15:07
  38. InfoSelect style.preset.dock             915    2012-01-24 15:07        2012-01-24 15:07
  39. InfoSelect style.preset.grid            4677    2012-01-24 15:07        2012-01-24 15:07
  40. InfoSelect style.preset.groupnodes        46    2012-01-24 15:07        2012-01-24 15:07
  41. Last.preset                               32    2010-12-16 23:06        2013-10-14 18:47
  42. Last.preset.dock                         915    2010-12-16 23:06        2013-10-14 18:47
  43. Last.preset.grid                        4849    2010-12-16 23:06        2013-10-14 18:47
  44. Last.reset.grid                         4860    2013-05-24 13:48        2012-10-26 18:04
  45. NewClips.preset                           32    2005-08-11 20:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  46. NewClips.preset.dock                     915    2005-08-11 20:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  47. NewClips.preset.grid                    4685    2005-08-11 20:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  48. NewClips.preset.groupnodes                18    2005-08-11 20:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  49. OB deatil 3-pane hide.preset              32    2012-05-08 18:32        2012-05-08 18:32
  50. OB deatil 3-pane hide.preset.dock        766    2012-05-08 18:32        2012-05-08 18:32
  51. OB deatil 3-pane hide.preset.grid       4692    2012-05-08 18:32        2012-05-08 18:32
  52. OldClips.preset                           32    2011-11-20 12:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  53. OldClips.preset.dock                     915    2011-11-20 12:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  54. OldClips.preset.grid                    4685    2011-11-20 12:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  55. OldClips.preset.groupnodes                18    2011-11-20 12:52        2011-11-20 12:52
  56. Standard.preset                           32    2005-08-11 20:50        2011-11-20 16:17
  57. Standard.preset.dock                     915    2005-08-11 20:50        2011-11-20 16:17
  58. Standard.preset.grid                    4677    2005-08-11 20:50        2011-11-20 16:17
  59. Standard.preset.groupnodes                45    2011-11-20 12:56        2011-11-20 16:17

I know that when you save a PresetView, it saves certain settings corresponding to that view, but I have not figured out how you can save a PresetView which blocks (greys out) the option to delete clips.
However, if Jesper Hertel's PresetViews have somehow been set to do this, then I wonder whether this could be an undocumented feature in CHS that we don't know about or have forgotten, or maybe the functionality to effect it has been removed in later versions of CHS.

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Re: Cannot delete single clips
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2013, 09:12:48 AM »
thank you for not giving up and becoming angry with frustration, as i would have done in your shoes.  your discovery may help others.
Oh, I would never be angry with such a wonderful program as Clipboard Help+Spell. :-) I use it all the time and it is extremely helpful to me! I only become sad when it is ill :(. I am so happy it recovered now! :)


However, if Jesper Hertel's PresetViews have somehow been set to do this, then I wonder whether this could be an undocumented feature in CHS
Yes, either that, or the program gets confused by some obscure error in the presetviews data due to a possible corruption and something fails that is not supposed to fail.