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by Gowermick
16 Jan 2021 15:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Hide Startup Banner

I got my timing wrong It was actually on screen for 7-8 seconds, 2-3 seconds longer than it took project to load!
(Just seemed like 10+ seconds :lol: )
by Gowermick
16 Jan 2021 12:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Hide Startup Banner

Having programmed these things, I can say that they're often set to display for a fixed time which doesn't depend on the PC or file size, but is aimed at the non-existent 'average'. Me too, but I was always under the impression that splash was synonymous with flash, i.e a Quick almost subliminal po...
by Gowermick
16 Jan 2021 10:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Hide Startup Banner

OK, I'll have to live with it. But one does wonder why it is displayed for quite so long. My FH7 fully loads my 20,000+ tree, and splash screen still displays for another 3 or 4 seconds!
by Gowermick
16 Jan 2021 08:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Hide Startup Banner

Anyone know how to hide the Splash Screen on Startup?
I looked through preferences, but can't see an optionn to turn it off!
by Gowermick
12 Jan 2021 06:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting off roots into new databases
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Splitting off roots into new databases

The general perceived wisdom is not to split your project, but to keep the groups together in one big tree. There is always the chance that inter-marriages took place in the past, and having a single tree avoids duplication of individuals and so keeping the different trees in sync. You’ll find no ad...
by Gowermick
11 Jan 2021 20:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1447

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Peter,
If people can’t differentiate between Their and There, or Too and To, what hope that they can handle full stops in abbreviations? :D :D
by Gowermick
10 Jan 2021 17:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting FH7
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Starting FH7

It did take me two attempts :D :D
by Gowermick
10 Jan 2021 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting FH7
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Starting FH7

Lorna, I was referring to the original post, where OP was complaing about his header. I was just saying I get exactly the same NB I had to be pretty quick with screen capture :D :D FH Startup Banner.jpg This is before Default Project loads. i.e. it seems normal behaviour, as all my projects are in m...
by Gowermick
10 Jan 2021 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting FH7
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Starting FH7

That appears to be the default Banner Heading whilst default project loads. All I can say is that FH7 seems to take longer to load my project than it did in FH6, so banner is perhaps more obvious, due to delay in starting . I just restarted my project, and I get exactly the same banner whilst projec...
by Gowermick
08 Jan 2021 13:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1447

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

With Road, Street etc, I use the full word without abbreviation. For a church, I tend to omit the ‘s, as some are shown with it and some without. Autotext entry helps in this regard, as once a name is entered, I tend to accept whatever autotext suggests. As for the period after St, I omit this too, ...
by Gowermick
07 Jan 2021 12:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One Name Studies
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: One Name Studies

Personally, I would begin by adding them as unrelated individuals to your current project. Then, If, further down the line you see a link, you could easily attach/link them to an existing individual, as opposed to merging them if they were in separate projects. As you develope your one name study, y...
by Gowermick
02 Jan 2021 16:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Location failure in map window
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Location failure in map window

I too have been having trouble over the past few days. Have assumed it’s their end.
by Gowermick
29 Dec 2020 19:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I stop these new Source etc pop-ups?
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Can I stop these new Source etc pop-ups?

Whilst we may disagree on the ideal screen layout, everyone having their own preferences I feel I ought to comment on your 1939 register entry, as you seem to be ignoring the address, something you may come to regret in the future. Personally I like to see if the address has any significance. Was it...
by Gowermick
25 Dec 2020 21:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name change forename and Surname.
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Name change forename and Surname.

I have a similar situation, where the father changed his name (I do not know whether by deed poll or otherwise) . His marriage and his daughter were registered using his original names, but a subsequent son was registered under his newly assumed surname. I adopt the principle of recording everone us...
by Gowermick
24 Dec 2020 06:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 7 - Search on multiple fields eg Given Names and Married Surnames
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: FH 7 - Search on multiple fields eg Given Names and Married Surnames

In the records window, at top are filters for both given name and surnames. Simply enter surname, and all people with that surname will be listed, then by adding given name, you can narrow the list down to the person you’re after. The filters start to work as soon as you start typing, so you only ne...
by Gowermick
23 Dec 2020 18:38
Forum: Research
Topic: How do you record Unknown people?
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: How do you record Unknown people?

My personal preference for recording unknown surnames of female spouses (spice? :D ) is to use the form Mary /Smith Nee ??/. This ensure that I can differentiate between all the Mary’s whose surnames I don’t know, when looking at the records list. Pedants among you will need to accept I have omitted...
by Gowermick
22 Dec 2020 14:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map location anomaly
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Map location anomaly

tatewise wrote:
22 Dec 2020 14:29
She knows you know!
:D :D :D
by Gowermick
22 Dec 2020 14:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map location anomaly
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Map location anomaly

Not on the map? You should try being born, brought up and living in the Black Country. Some of us know where the Black Country is. It's where Enoch and Eli live... Birmingham girl ducks and runs... But what about Beryl Reid and Marlene. Don’t suppose many of you are old enough to remember them :D
by Gowermick
22 Dec 2020 13:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting standard query V7
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Deleting standard query V7

You could just change the name of your query, to differentiate it from the standard one :D
You need to save your query as a custom query, giving it the new name. Then delete the original
by Gowermick
21 Dec 2020 18:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map location anomaly
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Map location anomaly

It happens, but there is a simple solution.
With map open on Northowram, just drag the name in left hand column, ( however you’ve entered it) and drop it on the map on the corrcet place.
Not only will it place the marker correctly, it will also update the geocode for you.
by Gowermick
21 Dec 2020 12:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext query
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Autotext query

The autohotkey I was referring to is a standalone utility, details can be found here: https://www.autohotkey.com/ I have created an instruction file that enters full date for the different censuses. Like you I was getting fed up trying to remember the dates. This file is run at startup, so the short...
by Gowermick
20 Dec 2020 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd display at bottom of citation window
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Odd display at bottom of citation window

But I never need to have the Query window so narrow that the results count disappears, because most of the columns in the result set diasppear too. And there is no overlapping display in that case. Do you see the same overlapping that I see in the citation window? Have you done something to your ci...
by Gowermick
20 Dec 2020 15:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd display at bottom of citation window
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Odd display at bottom of citation window

Lorna,
Similar occurs at bottom of Resultset pane in the Query window. Too narrow and you lose the result count!
CP have been informed
by Gowermick
20 Dec 2020 15:27
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: 2007-2019 births
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: 2007-2019 births

David,
I think it was deliberate, considering they are less than 100 year old. Does seem pointless though, as Freebmd don’t consider that a problem :roll:

Edit: Apparently mothers maiden name will come up if you enter it as a search term, confirming you have correct entry.
by Gowermick
20 Dec 2020 06:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext query
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Autotext query

Sorry, but I misread your original post, thinking you just wanted an easy way to fill in the gaps between standard phrases with accented words. Nevertheless, you could programme Autohotkey to insert your standard phrases, leaving you to fill in the blanks in between. So it may still be useful. I do ...