LC 8 on Windows

panagiotis merakos merakosp at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 23:01:22 CEST 2016


Skip,

What you describe is probably a result of corrupted Prefs. I would suggest
to:

1. quit LiveCode
2. rename or remove the existing Prefs files
3. relaunch LiveCode

On Windows, the LC Prefs are in
C:/Users/your_user_name/AppData/Roaming/RunRev/Preferences/
There you should see one or two files:
livecode.rev --> Prefs file for LC version <= 6.7.x
livecode7.rev --> Prefs file for LC 7 and 8

I suggest renaming/removing *both* of them. Those files will be recreated
once you launch LC.

Regards,
Panos
--

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Skip Kimpel <skiplondon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am running Windows 8.1 with LC 8.0.2 RC3
>
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Skip Kimpel wrote:
> >
> > > I have to ask.... has anybody actually tested LC8 on a Windows
> > > machine?  It seems like so many features are missing or don't
> > > work that I am surprised there is not more outrage.
> >
> > The members of this list are not known for shyness.  If you're seeing
> > obvious things in a build that aren't discussed here, it's not only
> managed
> > to elude the core team while they were making it, but also the automated
> > test tool and the human users here.  Such cases may require us to dig a
> > little deeper to understand what's going on.
> >
> > The following are my efforts to help confirm these in v8.1 dp2 under
> > Windows 8.1:
> >
> > > A FEW examples:
> > > *Can't right click on a field to get options
> >
> > Can't reproduce; works as expected.
> >
> >
> > > *Script window, after making changes, APPLY button does nothing
> > > and you have to force yourself out of the script to get it to
> > > save the changes (3 attempts to complete)
> >
> > When I first tried this is failed as you described, but then I found that
> > switching to the Browse tool allowed the Apply button to work.
> >
> > But weirder, subsequent attempts to use the Apply button all worked,
> > regardless whether the Browse or Pointer tool was active.
> >
> > And in all cases Shift+Enter consistently worked (which is what I always
> > use anyway, so I wouldn't have noticed this if I weren't testing from
> your
> > recipe, and possibly why this has eluded others).
> >
> > So while I was able to confirm this once, I'm unable to come up with a
> > recipe to reproduce it.  Is the issue consistent in your install?
> >
> >
> > > *Selecting an object on the screen, clicking on it and trying to
> > > position it with the arrow keys does nothing.
> >
> > Can't reproduce; works as expected.
> >
> >
> > SUMMARY:
> >
> > I was unable to reproduce two of three of these, and the other I was only
> > able to reproduce once, but never again.
> >
> > Can anyone else here please test these recipes on Windows and report back
> > what you find?
> >
> > If we see further variance we may want to explore our respective mix of
> > plugins to see if those might be affecting things.  FWIW my plugins
> folder
> > is chock full o' stacks, but they're all ones I wrote.
> >
> > Also, which version of Windows are you running, and which version of :C?
> >
> > If your LC is not the most recent you may want to try LC 8.1 dp2, since
> > that represents the most recent and most feature-rich version, and likely
> > targeted to go to RC soon so let's get anything we need fixed identified
> > and into the bug queue ASAP.
> >
> > --
> >  Richard Gaskin
> >  Fourth World Systems
> >  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
> >  ____________________________________________________________________
> >  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com
> >
> >
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