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by jimlad68
30 Apr 2021 10:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry's 'new' hint system
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Ancestry's 'new' hint system

As ever, with so many products these days, everything is geared to small screen smart phones, tablets etc and laptop/PC users have to contend with less info per page and never ending button pressing to and fro instead of having all the info on 1 page. There are still some PC friendly websites about,...
by jimlad68
29 Apr 2021 12:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Errors in display of Focus Window (V6)
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Errors in display of Focus Window (V6)

I run a laptop with a HDMI connected screen and 2 more via USB3toHDMI connectors. I sometimes get that kind of display corruption and other problems on connected screens on some popout windows, mainy with FH and Memory Map, but also other programs. Never with things like MS Office. I suspect they ha...
by jimlad68
12 Apr 2021 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change default opening Tab for Citation floating window
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Change default opening Tab for Citation floating window

Kathleen, if you look at my instructions after HOWEVER, combined with the link from Helen, (and as Mike says follow carefully, i.e. simple but specific), that took me to being able to work just as I did in FHv6. With this procedure you can also add any other fields you regularly use, so in that way ...
by jimlad68
09 Apr 2021 21:01
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS Font query
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: AS Font query

I use a Monospaced font for anything that needs column lining up without tabs. (Consolas is my current favourite as it looks reasonable and quite portable). I still don't, and probably will not, use the new FHv7 Rich Text, and I note "I'm not using Rich Text Support," so a monospaced font might work...
by jimlad68
07 Apr 2021 17:01
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Consistent menus
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Consistent menus

19120|Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams see by jimlad68 » 03 Apr 2021 12:37 and https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19150# Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts as Mark and Mike say, If you use a product a lot, one gets used to it, it is frustrating when it is an area infre...
by jimlad68
05 Apr 2021 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How Related - show the female Apex/common ancestor
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: How Related - show the female Apex/common ancestor

The only answer I have found is to add the apex female to the report. A bit of a pain, but the added advantage is it makes the Apex/common ancestor more obvious.

I think I was hoping for some solutions too, so next step would be to add to the wishlist.
by jimlad68
03 Apr 2021 11:37
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams

Helen, Great, I will come back in next few days with a "generic list" + examples, shall I post it here? Yes please. Helen, below as promised. Feel free to amend, update, add to etc. Does this mean you will add to the Official FHUG Wish List? Wish List - Title - Productivity Navigation improvements ...
by jimlad68
01 Apr 2021 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts

Helen thanks for those links: notepad++ is my main text editor, mainly because it has the best I can find with a macro recorder/editor albeit very cumbersome and some useful plugins. MSWord is still good for macros if you are happy to paste in/out your text, NEVER saving as text as MSWord tends to "...
by jimlad68
31 Mar 2021 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts

Helen, I am no programmer, but if it looks acceptable I am more than happy for it to be added. If it were, unless vetted by "an expert" in AHK, I think it would be better as an addition with the usual caveats (as in my post). All the instructions are contained in the script. I would also see things ...
by jimlad68
28 Mar 2021 12:31
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams

Helen, Great, I will come back in next few days with a "generic list" + examples, shall I post it here? re 12800|Property Box Font for Text+Note+Text Frm Source+POPOUT boxes - As far as I can work out, if you are not using the new formatting options, the only improvement is that the new note window ...
by jimlad68
28 Mar 2021 11:49
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams

Helen, I suppose it is all a case of priorities. However, CP have produced many integrated shortcut keys, so I suspect it is not that difficult; is it a case of sitting down and creating them, and ideally giving more thought to Common Look and Feel (CLAF), there are so many inconsistencies including...
by jimlad68
28 Mar 2021 11:28
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams

Helen, you will note the download in my post 19150|Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts includes the mentioned AHK code, along with some others. I find this speeds up many actions for me, however you will also note my l hoped that FHv7 would bring some "productivity" navigation improvements, as...
by jimlad68
21 Mar 2021 16:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Autohotkey (AHK) "Productivity" shortcuts

I was hoping that FHv7 would bring some "productivity" navigation improvements, things like retaining popup window sizes+positions for a new session, more shortcuts and more Alt+letter keyboard jumps, but the only thing I have noticed so far is that window sizes+positions are retained for: - the new...
by jimlad68
21 Mar 2021 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Add Descriptor confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: Fact Add Descriptor confusion

Good tips Mike, I have all of those "exclusions" covered mostly by design and partly by chance. I do use ASSOciations which I believe is Gedcom compliant, but as you say is "not well supported by some products", indeed most products including FH.
by jimlad68
20 Mar 2021 20:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Add Descriptor confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: Fact Add Descriptor confusion

I think I am less confused in that it sounds that a Custom Fact acts like a Standard Fact, except it does it in a different way! The reason I like to get a grip on these things is so I can keep it simple and as portable as practical. So for that reason I will continue to use Custom facts without att...
by jimlad68
20 Mar 2021 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Add Descriptor confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: Fact Add Descriptor confusion

Thanks for that, I wasn't sure if it was a Gedcom thing or FH extension.
It just seemed strange that a Custom Fact should be treated differently; apart from not being allowed an attribute, I was under the impression they were the same as Standard Facts.
by jimlad68
20 Mar 2021 16:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Add Descriptor confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Fact Add Descriptor confusion

I'm confused! For the Facts I have tried: === From the Individual Records Window (or All Tab or Named Lists) > expand an individual > Right Click for a Standard Fact an option is Add Descriptor This is not an option for Custom Facts The Standard Facts do and do not have attributes (Birth, Occupation...
by jimlad68
19 Mar 2021 19:22
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Hotkey to hide boxes in charts/diagrams

Using AutoHotKey Scripts just add this after the line: #X::Send !TL ; Win+X opens Tools > E'X'ternal File Links (Win+L opens Windows Lock screen) ; Diagram to hide a box. Ensure mouse pointer over box > Win+Z ; (you can leave Win key pressed while moving to others then hit z, L hand keyboard, R hand...
by jimlad68
18 Mar 2021 20:14
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Forum search - results sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Forum search - results sort order

I still find the Google site search very useful for all of FHUG

see Forum Usage Tips
heading Extended Search for Keywords with Google Site Search
for some examples, you can then use all the features of a google search. I am not sure if the FHUG KB search finds things that google does not.
by jimlad68
18 Mar 2021 15:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source citation display.
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Source citation display.

Evelyn, you have my sympathies, if you are happy to use v6/generic sources, I can only refer you back to 19000|Change default opening Tab for Citation floating window and add any fields you wish to view via the ...... dropdown cog > customise citation window > select tab "Main (generic)" > add "what...
by jimlad68
18 Mar 2021 14:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy/ Duplicate a Named List
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Copy/ Duplicate a Named List

Mike, thanks for the confirmation, I had discovered the "copy and reload the column configuration" method, better than adding the columns 1 at a time.

I think my method will be to not delete any Named Lists but to rename and reuse them.
by jimlad68
18 Mar 2021 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy/ Duplicate a Named List
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Copy/ Duplicate a Named List

I've started making more use of Named Lists but cannot find a way to copy a list with its contents and in particular its columns and . I can run a query to list the contents, then add them to a new Named List, but that does not copy the Columns or settings. It looks fairly easy to do by editing the ...
by jimlad68
15 Mar 2021 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources

After more looking/remembering! the quick way to delete ALL Generic Source Types is to use plugin Clean Unwanted Fields with just %SOUR._TYPE%
As ever heading the Warning
by jimlad68
14 Mar 2021 23:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources

Thanks for the info Mike, why do I always forget the selected records and extra filters in your excellent Search and replace! So that either changes or removes the type. So that just leaves creating new ones and as you say in 15213|Mass Update of Source Data Fields "the problem is not exactly that t...
by jimlad68
14 Mar 2021 21:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 381

adding/changing/deleting "generic types" for selected Sources

I am reorging my Source "generic types". - One tool is the > Tools > Work with data > Generic Source Types. But this is a rather blunt tool and does not seem to delete the "generic types" from Sources, only change all. - I can change the Type with "search and replace" based on Source Records with "a...