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by mjashby
19 May 2020 18:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display Preferences for Media Window in Boot Camp
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Display Preferences for Media Window in Boot Camp

Mike, I am not basing my on pure assumptions. Since my last posting I have re-tried several full shutdowns and startups of Family Historian, with no change in FH behaviour at any point; i.e. the column settings in the 'View all media' window are always lost. However, I have also extended testing fur...
by mjashby
19 May 2020 13:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display Preferences for Media Window in Boot Camp
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Display Preferences for Media Window in Boot Camp

While I don't use Boot Camp, I'm not convinced that the issue described is caused by that mode of working because the scenario is identical in a Windows Virtual Machine on VirtualBox when using the 'View all media' window , i e. the text column shrinks back to the original size when you leave one pr...
by mjashby
18 May 2020 18:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

Colin/Mike, Could this be significant: "Shared folders physically reside on the host and are then shared with the guest, which uses a special file system driver in the Guest Additions to talk to the host. For Windows guests, shared folders are implemented as a pseudo-network redirector. For Linux an...
by mjashby
18 May 2020 12:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

For completeness, the new update behaves normally with my normal VirtualBox working setup as shown in first image, same as Colin's. The second image is from a Crossover setup. Will try to track down the "invalid ACL log file" Mervyn Edit: ICACLS.log contains only: "Mervyns-MacBook\crossover " Unfort...
by mjashby
18 May 2020 09:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Google Drive for FH Backups and Projects
Replies: 60
Views: 2164

Re: Google Drive for FH Backups and Projects

John, See: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6374270?hl=en for information on what does and doesn't consume space on Google Drive. One thing to note is that files deleted (sent to 'Trash') will still consume space in Google Drive until the online Trash is emptied. However, (as I read it) files ...
by mjashby
18 May 2020 07:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

Same result as Colin with a FH installation on a Windows 10 Pro Virtual Machine (VirtualBox). Musings: Could this be because (from the file path in Colin's screenshot) we both store our data on the Mac User's Drive using a 'network' connection and not within the Virtual Machine? That Drive is, of co...
by mjashby
15 May 2020 10:42
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

Colin, I may be wrong but can't find any trace on the WineHQ site/Wiki of Windows Powershell commands having been programmed into Wine; and I also can't find any mention in Winetricks to adding Powershell features. Looking at Microsoft's Guidance, although Windows Powershell comes as standard with a...
by mjashby
11 May 2020 15:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linked errors with new media
Replies: 39
Views: 1145

Re: Linked errors with new media

Sorry, not sure what you mean about the screenshots being different. Apart from the text content; and that fact that I 'chopped off' the lower portion of the screen to focus more on the file path created they are identical. As far as the creation process: I just used the media 'screen' pictured belo...
by mjashby
11 May 2020 14:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linked errors with new media
Replies: 39
Views: 1145

Re: Linked errors with new media

I don't really have an answer for you, I only know that that the method I described auto-creates an absolute, rather than the usual relative, File Path. I'm open to any suggestions as to why this happens, but can't see it being a Family Historian 'bug' as I've never experienced any similar problem a...
by mjashby
11 May 2020 14:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linked errors with new media
Replies: 39
Views: 1145

Re: Linked errors with new media

Example: Family Historian running in a Windows 10 VM on VirtualBox with all Data held on the Host Computer 1. Added Image to the 'Media/Monumental Inscriptions' folder in a FH Project 2. Created a Media Record in Family Historian as shown in the attachment. 3. Added the media image by navigating to ...
by mjashby
10 May 2020 19:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linked errors with new media
Replies: 39
Views: 1145

Re: Linked errors with new media

I agree with @davidf's analysis of the behaviour that can occur when running software in a Virtual Machine (VM). Much depends on where user data is stored, i.e. within the VM (Guest), where behaviour should be entirely consistent with a 'normal' Windows installation, or on the Host Machine/another n...
by mjashby
10 May 2020 12:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Uploading GEDCOM files
Replies: 40
Views: 1869

Re: Uploading GEDCOM files

Bill, Probably the easiest way to find what the Firebric (or any other software) changes in a GEDCOM, i.e. a 'pure' text file, would be to compare the before and after versions using one of the many free text comparison software tools available, e.g. https://winmerge.org . But I would suggest starti...
by mjashby
05 May 2020 12:56
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Charting Companion plugin
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: Charting Companion plugin

Old thread update. For me, using the standard Charting Companion plugin does automatically load the GEDCOM from the project currently open. Unfortunately that is the limit of its current 'intelligence', as it always loads the file with the focus on the first Individual entered, i.e. ID1 This is the...
by mjashby
05 May 2020 10:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics

Mike (Gowermick), I think you've hit on the answer to your own question without realising. The messages are simply warnings of possible errors in your data that might possibly need checking and not necessarily real errors. The conditional logic behind the warning system which would have to be progra...
by mjashby
03 May 2020 15:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Get Directory Permissions
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: Get Directory Permissions

Mike,

I was sure that would be the case, but the thread I linked to seems to confirm that there is no functionality in Lua to get data on Directories directly, so an external function has to be written and called.

Mervyn
by mjashby
03 May 2020 11:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Get Directory Permissions
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: Get Directory Permissions

Mike, Not sure if the following link to a discussion thread helps or hinders, but seems to provide some explanation the lack of a direct functionality in Lua: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2833675/using-lua-check-if-file-is-a-directory Unfortunately, so far, I'm lacking any significant underst...
by mjashby
02 May 2020 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: FT Analyzer is amazing
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: FT Analyzer is amazing

The Version 7.8 (Update) should appear in the Microsoft Store very soon, see - https://github.com/ShammyLevva/FTAnalyzer I suppose it's all down to whether the developer updates his own site download links at the same time as he makes his software update submission to the Microsoft Store, which is b...
by mjashby
22 Apr 2020 16:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

For anyone interested this is what currently appears in the WineHQ FAQ regarding use of winhttp which is supported, but with limitations as described: "6.6.8 How do I configure a proxy? If you want to use a proxy server for all HTTP connections, simply set the http_proxy environment variable. On man...
by mjashby
11 Apr 2020 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record

David, Yes that's my experience as well. Not sure if it's a 'bug' or a by design feature. However, I do find it useful for recording something that I want to see on screen without altering the name with some 'permanent' suffix, e.g. Mary /Smith/ née ? for a married woman whose maiden name is not yet...
by mjashby
11 Apr 2020 17:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record

You should record the 'awards' using the 'name suffix', but preferably combined with Alternative Name(s) to which you can attach Facts/Events that will indicate when the various titles/qualifications etc. were awarded or came into use, i.e. if you add them to the standard Name entry for the individu...
by mjashby
11 Apr 2020 10:29
Forum: Research
Topic: marriage records
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: marriage records

Because the New Zealand Government restricts access to such 'Historic' information, i.e. marriage information is not released online until 80 years after the marriage event to protect living people (including direct relatives of the deceased), you are restricted to any Newspaper announcements and/or...
by mjashby
09 Apr 2020 13:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can't access my History
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Can't access my History

@mikeroch, As another Mac User (MacBookPro) I think you need to make some key decisions: - Do you want/prefer to run wholly on Mac or operate a Windows Computer separately? - If wholly on Mac, are you willing to consider running a Windows system on your Mac System either via dual-booting Mac and Win...
by mjashby
26 Mar 2020 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Conflicting parent information
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Conflicting parent information

Mike, Yes, I understand what you say, but have never experienced a problem using the ALIA Tag and, as far as I am concerned; and from my experience so far, it works as it should within Family Historian; and takes only a few minutes at most to set up the required links. I do of course, also attach a ...
by mjashby
25 Mar 2020 18:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Conflicting parent information
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Conflicting parent information

Mike (Quest), I would be useful to have a few more details, e.g. do you mean you have a John 'Smith' whose parents were John & Mary 'Smith' but you don't know (yet) which John & Mary 'Smith', or some other scenario. You will probably get a number of suggestions on what you might do, but, personally,...
by mjashby
23 Mar 2020 19:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family tree CD for use on MacBook Air?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Family tree CD for use on MacBook Air?

The only qualifying info. I would add is that, if the MacBook Air is a recent purchase, i.e. since 2018, then it is unlikely to have any USB 1/2/3 Ports, only USB C. However, this should not really be a significant problem, as the vast majority of Mac Users with newer hardware will probably have pur...