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Author Topic: Suggestion for Help File / _README  (Read 4335 times)

AKE

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Suggestion for Help File / _README
« on: July 24, 2015, 03:19:33 PM »
Love the program.  Suggest a notice somewhere prominent (README.txt, spc.chm main page, startup message) that reminds the user that the program needs to be run as ADMINISTRATOR in order to work.
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AKE

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Re: Suggestion for Help File / _README
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 03:51:51 PM »
Love the program.  Suggest a notice somewhere prominent (README.txt, spc.chm main page, startup message) that reminds the user that the program needs to be run as ADMINISTRATOR in order to work.
Cheers,
AKE

did you donwload it here?
http://www.donationc.../Software/Other/Spc/

The page should at least say how old it is (circa 2005 - which would explain no warnings about that kind of thing...)
Tom

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Re: Suggestion for Help File / _README
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 07:52:43 PM »
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did you donwload it here?
http://www.donationc.../Software/Other/Spc/

The page should at least say how old it is (circa 2005 - which would explain no warnings about that kind of thing...)

Yes, fair point that the software isn't going to be repackaged to add the message. 

Presumably the download page is easy enough to modify?  A notice there would enhance the usage: currently it states Win2K, WinXP, but the program in fact works fine on Win7 and Win8.1 -- provided it is given administrator privileges.

I'd be happy to modify the page text myself (to put action behind the suggestion)  ;)

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AKE

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Re: Suggestion for Help File / _README
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 05:58:34 AM »
Presumably the download page is easy enough to modify?  A notice there would enhance the usage: currently it states Win2K, WinXP, but the program in fact works fine on Win7 and Win8.1 -- provided it is given administrator privileges.

I'd be happy to modify the page text myself (to put action behind the suggestion)  ;)

that would be nice to be able to do, but unfortunately we cant.**
The site is being upgraded at the moment, so may be better this way in the future, (but I'm not sure).

** message for any moderators &/or mouser:
dont know can moderators do that? (modify an abandoned dc software page?)
This forum board does not name any particular moderator, but I presume it was originally the author (chr15).
Tom