Re: [NTB] Settings not updated in XP limited user accounts
- On Sunday, April 09, 2006 4:42 PM, dave wrote:
> HiFraid that doesn't happen for me, Dave ... what we're saying in this
> what not storing wordwrap I think is stored in the notetab.fpr and all
> setting are in the notetab.ini file.
> THANKYOU DAVE M
thread is that changes *don't* get stored if you're using a
non-administrator account in XP. See my earlier post
- Hi David,
>> I found the same with XP Home. Though I don't need to shareI do not know why NoteTab will not write to those files, but as
>> settings, there's one setting that cannot be stored in the
>> registry: whether or not a document is word wrapped.
>> Notetab doesn't update this from a limited user, even with full
>> access to its directory and contents.
>I'd like to know why NoteTab won't write to these files, even
>with full ownership. I thought for a moment I'd found an
>inspired new solution --use shortcut properties to make NTP run
>in Win2K compatibility mode. But that doesn't work either.
mentioned, it can be over-ridden by storing the settings in the
The problem should be fixed in the upcoming 5.0 release which is
being worked on now. I do not have any kind of guestimated
released date at this time. Please do not start sending requests
to this list. We already have mote than we can handle now and it
will only add mail to this list at this time. Thanks!
I can tell you that I have been testing a number of betas with
Eric that are designed to update his program libraries (not to be
confuse with NoteTab Libraries) for NoteTab, MailBag, and Easy
Thumbnails. (GIF support will be added to Ez Thumbs.) That is
pretty much all the information I have right now.
Please write me at support @ fookes .com w/o the spaces if you
want more information, but I really don't have anything mote at
this time and too busy to answer a lot of posts on the lists
about it, especially when I don't have answers. ;) I'm try to
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- On: Monday, April 10, 2006 1:21 AM Jody wrote:
> ... ...Thanks Jody -- at least I can now stop looking for some tweak or something
> I do not know why NoteTab will not write to those files, but as
> mentioned, it can be over-ridden by storing the settings in the
> The problem should be fixed in the upcoming 5.0 release
> which is being worked on now.
> ... ...
missed at this end.
My wish to have the same config. of Notepad available in each user account
probably isn't typical, and I'm sure the registry solution will work fine
meanwhile in most cases.
- Well I've found the answer to at least one of the points I raised about
NotePad not saving settings from a user account.
I mentioned that I'd tried installing NTP into the (limited) user's "My
Documents" folder, where surely it would be able to write to the files,
and found that even this apparently didn't do the trick.
That seemed most unlikely, so I looked in NotePro.ini and realised you
have to "bootstrap" it by manually changing the "MainDirectory=" setting
to point to the new My Documents location. Why doesn't the program know
where it has just installed itself? Because in a typical reinstallation
you import your old NotePro.ini file, overwriting the new one created by
the intstallation. And that old file is still pointing to the default
directory, C:\Program Files. D'oh! So when you go into the Options
(Advanced tab) to tell NoteTab where it's now located, it can't store that
information because it doesn't know where to ... until you change
NotePro.ini by hand.
If you see what I mean. Anyway, it works. Not a perfect solution, but
one mystery explained, at least.
My previous post about getting NoteTab to update its settings files when
moved into Documents and Settings doesn't work after all, I'm afraid. My
changes to file preferences must have persisted in the memory after
closing tabs, but weren't stored on full exit from NTB. Apologies. Look
forward to Version 5 on this one.
do your font settings stay put these are also in the fpr file something like
a limited user would always be blocked from the registry , I would think the
ini would be ok though , you have checked the fpr file and had a look a the
ini file both in the notetab folder ?
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ash" <yho@...>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: [NTB] Settings not updated in XP limited user accounts
> On Sunday, April 09, 2006 4:42 PM, dave wrote:
>> what not storing wordwrap I think is stored in the notetab.fpr and all
>> setting are in the notetab.ini file.
>> THANKYOU DAVE M
> Fraid that doesn't happen for me, Dave ... what we're saying in this
> thread is that changes *don't* get stored if you're using a
> non-administrator account in XP. See my earlier post
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