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by mjashby
10 Jul 2020 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 32
Views: 5029

Re: Apps for Android

Haven't used GEDexplorer personally but the developer states: - "Once you have a GEDCOM file you need to transfer it to your Android device (typically by connecting your device to your computer with a USB cable)." He makes no mention of using a Cloud service such as DropBox, so it's possible that th...
by mjashby
08 Jul 2020 18:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Linux installation
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Problems with Linux installation

Mark (and anyone else interested), I've re-tried the installation process for Wine and Family Historian in both Ubuntu 20.04 and OpenSUSE (Tumbleweed) and yes, the initial installation of FH did leave a frozen on screen image at the end of the installation process during/after the installation of no...
by mjashby
07 Jul 2020 08:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: reordering the Pool

I currently have 153 Pools in my main project file, so you still have have plenty of headroom. Not that I want to start a competition :lol: Glad to hear the news about your swimming pools as there is great controversy about swimming pool closure in the UK. Just wondering if those water-free lanes ar...
by mjashby
06 Jul 2020 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Linux installation
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Problems with Linux installation

Mark, One of the problems with linux installations is that the process of installing Wine is similar but not identical across all distributions and there is also limited consistency on which version of Wine is delivered in which Linux distribution. IMHO this is one of the reasons that will continue ...
by mjashby
06 Jul 2020 09:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MacOS Users - PlayOnMac
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: MacOS Users - PlayOnMac

Colin, Yes, this 'initial' release does look to be problematical, so I'm definitely holding back on testing on Catalina until I see some more positive comments. There is already one growing thread on the PlayOnMac User Forum reporting a problem that the 'lead' developer doesn't seem to have an immed...
by mjashby
05 Jul 2020 20:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MacOS Users - PlayOnMac
Replies: 2
Views: 289

MacOS Users - PlayOnMac

PlayOnMac Version 4.4 was released on 30 June 2020 with MacOS 10.15.x (Catalina) compatibility, which should allow installation of Family Historian, Ancestral Sources etc. A surprising development as their main focus has been on the next full version. See: https://www.playonmac.com/en/news.html Warn...
by mjashby
05 Jul 2020 19:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Linux installation
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Problems with Linux installation

@Mark1834, You can't avoid the NovaPDF installation because it's a built-in part of the Family Historian Installer, but as already mentioned it's useless in Wine/Linux because Wine cannot install usable Windows Driver packages. You can safely uninstall the NovaPDF package without affecting Family Hi...
by mjashby
01 Jul 2020 19:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linux flavours for FH?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Linux flavours for FH?

Colin, Yes will have a close look and make any suggestions I can. Will not take offence if you ignore them :D If I set up another test Linux VM, is there any release you would prefer me to run installation/usage tests on? Ubuntu/Mint are probable the most commonly used from memory of forum questions...
by mjashby
01 Jul 2020 16:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linux flavours for FH?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Linux flavours for FH?

Colin, Have run several Linux Distributions as virtual machines and all have readily installed Wine from their package repositories. The version of Wine that is offered by default can vary, with the more conservative distributions sticking with the mainstream Wine release cycle; and the more adventu...
by mjashby
22 Jun 2020 21:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?

David, I'm not quite so dismissive about the way the Census was organised/managed as some, although I would agree that the ED number is no longer important for finding online images, It was highly desirable when scanning images on microfilm not that many years ago, especially when trying to track do...
by mjashby
11 Jun 2020 09:55
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS Not Creating Census Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: AS Not Creating Census Entry

I have also noticed this occasional 'behaviour', which at first I thought might have been associated with working in a Virtual Machine (VM), where it seemed to occur more often and VMs can suffer with 'timing issues'. However, a Family Historian 'save' prior to commencing the preparation of each Anc...
by mjashby
09 Jun 2020 10:38
Forum: Research
Topic: G W Geaves
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: G W Geaves

Not sure how far you have researched this, but you could start here: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hel ... -1858-1937

And the simple question: What makes you believe he was legally divorced?
by mjashby
19 May 2020 18:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display Preferences for Media Window in Boot Camp
Replies: 17
Views: 1322

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: 1322

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: 2782

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: 2782

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: 3142

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: 2782

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: 2782

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: 1596

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: 1596

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: 1596

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: 1596

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: 2428

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: 1319

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...