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by BillH
22 Jun 2019 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Drag and Drop text question
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Drag and Drop text question

This was the response from Calico Pie Support.

"Thank you for the feedback I have made a note of this for the developers."
by BillH
21 Jun 2019 20:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Drag and Drop text question
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Drag and Drop text question

Mike,

Ticket created. I'll report what happens here.

Thanks!
by BillH
21 Jun 2019 16:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Drag and Drop text question
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Drag and Drop text question

I can drag and drop text into the Note field in the source pane. However, if I double click on the Note field to open it in its own window, then I can't drag and drop text into the window. Is that expected behavior? If so, would it be technically possible to do so? Could I open a wish list request f...
by BillH
14 Jun 2019 21:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 678

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I also would not like the behavior being described for the same reasons as listed by others. I like the way it currently behaves.
by BillH
09 Jun 2019 22:49
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5679

Re: Census Dates

Interestingly I have another family that is also enumerated 3 times in 1850. Once in Missouri, next in California, and then back in Missouri. He went to strike it rich in the gold mines in California and didn't so he moved back to a different address in Missouri. It often took 4 - 6 months after the...
by BillH
09 Jun 2019 16:28
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5679

Re: Census Dates

Enumeration dates are much more spread out in the US as Mike mentioned due to the vast distances and the fact that especially in the mid-1800's the west was sparsely populated. I have a family that was enumerated three times in the 1850 census. Once in Clark County, Missouri where they were living a...
by BillH
07 Jun 2019 05:33
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Problem with notifications

Mike,

Not sure this is what you are experiencing, but I've seen something that looks kind of like that when I've been signed out of the forums. If that is the case, signing back in worked for me.
by BillH
26 May 2019 15:59
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: The Theory of Eight

I was able to remember all eight surnames for mine. They are: Henshaw, Shoemaker, Driftmier, Niewedde, Mork, Hauge, Gaard, and Bauge (went by Boyd). I have photos of all eight. On my wife's side I could only remember 3. Hers are: Nayematsu, Inouye, Mikami, Hidaka, Matsumoto, Shinnaka, Taniguchi, and...
by BillH
03 May 2019 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

I use a free tool called SyncBack. The free version does everything I need. It too allows including or excluding subfolders and you can specify file name masks to exclude certain files from the sync. I've been using this for about 5 or 6 years and have never had any problems.
by BillH
27 Apr 2019 15:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Mervyn,

That makes sense.

Thanks!
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 21:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I hadn't used it before so I didn't realize that there is a whitelist capability. I thought maybe because the shortcut is using a .cmd file to launch FH, that the shortcut would have to be added. So, I added "Launch Family Historian.cmd" into the whitelist. That didn't help. Then I added f...
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 16:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I always use the focus window so that is what I had it set for. I changed it to use the records window and that didn't make any difference. I have tried selecting the root person and a variety of other individuals in my tree and that didn't make any difference either. [edit] I went into task manager...
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Thanks for the replies. I tried turning off my anti-virus and anti-malware programs and the problem persists. A couple times it has taken so long I think I haven't clicked on the shortcut and click it again and then two instances of FH start up eventually. Oh well... I guess I'll just revert to star...
by BillH
25 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Yes, that flashes by right away. Then the FH logo screen flashes a second later. Then it takes a long time to actually load the file and display it in FH.
by BillH
25 Apr 2019 20:14
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I recently tried using the Create Individual Shortcut plugin and am finding that clicking on it causes FH to load very slowly. If I click on a desktop shortcut to the program itself, my project loads in less than 5 seconds. Using the shortcut created by the plugin causes my project to load in about ...
by BillH
05 Apr 2019 18:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: FH Projects

Parkmoy,

Rather than opening the second project within the same instance of FH, open a second instance of FH and then open the second project there.
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Thanks everyone for the replies. Very strange. I tried it at least 10 times yesterday over the course of an hour and kept getting the weird lists. Today, everything is fine. I get results as Mike describes. Not sure what the problem was yesterday.

Thanks!
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 15:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Change map locator symbol

tatewise wrote:BTW: Any mention of an external browser, such as Bill referring to Google Chrome, is irrelevant because the Map Window is always internal to FH and always uses the Internet Explorer Shell browser engine.


Oops, just another one of my senior moments. :oops:
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 00:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Bob,

Good to know I'm not alone. Maybe someone else will be able to explain the lists.

Thanks,
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Change map locator symbol

BobWard wrote:the cross-hair remains in the middle of the display window, but the search location begins to move off-center.

I think I may have said it poorly, your description is better. This is what happens for me even if I first use the slider bar. Same thing happens if I first use the scroll wheel.
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Map Window Location search field question

When I enter something in the Location field on the right side of the map window and then click on the search button (green button with white arrow), I get strange lists of locations to choose from. If I enter New York and click on the button, my list has 12 entries. All of them say "New York, ...
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Change map locator symbol

I then moved the slider bar up & down and the cross hair stayed in the correct position at all zoom levels. Then I placed my mouse cursor inside the Map window and rotated the scroll wheel back & forth. The Map display zoomed in & out with the cross hair staying on the correct location ...
by BillH
13 Mar 2019 23:42
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: New User - issues importing to FH from Ancestry.com
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: New User - issues importing to FH from Ancestry.com

Barb,

If you do want to look at the log files, in Windows they are in the Log Files folder within your project folder.

example: C:\My Documents\FH\project_name\project_name.fh_data\Log Files
by BillH
13 Mar 2019 18:47
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: importing data from non Gedcom
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: importing data from non Gedcom

John,

Did you create the zip file using Family Historian's File > Backup/Restore command? If so you should be able to restore it using File > Backup/Restore > Restore Backup...
by BillH
28 Feb 2019 03:59
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

One query, which hopefully BillH will be able to answer - do I have to make a separate entry for each person mentioned on the gravestone? Chris, I have not created any new entries on Bilion Graves. I believe you would have to have a separate entry for each person. On Find a Grave you don't have to ...

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