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Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 05 Dec 2017 12:40

Hello everyone,

How can I avoid the "Date Entry Assistant" popping up when I click too hard in the space where you enter the date of birth? Sometimes I have several windows open on my laptop, like a birth and a census record and when I want to enter this data in Family Historian, the "Date Entry Assistant" or another popup window gets in the way. The same thing happens with the "Note" field. I find these popups distracting and it interrupts the work I'm doing. I only want to open an extra window when I click the button on the right.

I have another unrelated question: I have a "Dr. Med." in my family tree. I used the prefix field for this, but Dr. Med. doesn't show anywhere, not in the record and focus window, nor in the property box, it only shows up when I create a report. I tried to enter "Dr. Med." three times in the last couple of months, because I thought I forgot to enter it. But then I realized it's already there, but hidden.
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby Jane » 05 Dec 2017 13:25

The Date Assistant only appears when you double click on the field, not when you click too hard, which suggests your mouse button may be going and issuing a double click.

You can change the title of the Property box to include the Suffixes and Prefixes go to Tools>Preferences and select Property Box then Captions and change the Individual Window caption to
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Individual: %INDI.NAME[1]:ADORNED_FULL% [=RecordId()]


You can miss off the [[=RecordId()]] if you don't want the Record number for the record.
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby tatewise » 05 Dec 2017 13:30

Welcome to the FHUG.

As Jane says, those popup windows should only occur if you click the [...] button OR you double-left-click inside the box.
I wonder if your mouse sometimes double-clicks when you press the left button too hard?

The Dr. prefix is an interesting topic.
The usual genealogy convention is that the Primary Name is the Birth Name shown on the Birth Certificate.
So at birth nobody would be a Dr. but as Jane explains it can be customised to be shown in the caption.
Knowledge Base > How to Handle People With Multiple Names may give you some ideas.

As a newcomer may I suggest you study Knowledge Base > Key Features for Newcomers.
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 05 Dec 2017 18:50

Thanks for the replies. I am using a laptop with a touchpad, perhaps I click more often than I realize. Is there a way to disable the double click feature in Family Historian, or do I need to learn to click less fanatically? But that's not an easy thing to do when multitasking ;)

Thanks for the code, Jane, seeing titles and other specifics makes it easier for me to remember who is who in my tree.
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby tatewise » 05 Dec 2017 20:54

No you cannot disable double-click in FH (nor any other program that I am aware of).

You can adjust the sensitivity and other characteristics of the trackpad in the Windows settings.
In Windows 10 that is in Start > Settings > Devices > Touchpad
In earlier Windows that is in Start > Control Panel > Mouse
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 06 Dec 2017 14:47

Thanks for your reply. It would be great though if double click = opening a popup window can be disabled in one of the next updates of Family Historian, not as a default setting but as an option. I don't think I'm the only one with poor clicking skills. I have to admit that my touchpad has it flaws, because the buttons are hidden especially right clicking requires some patience.

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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby tatewise » 06 Dec 2017 14:58

You will have to report that request to Calico Pie as explained in Knowledge Base > Problem Reporting.

But don't hold your breath as it is unlikely to happen soon. I don't recall anyone else having that problem.

Did you try adjusting the settings?

Maybe invest in a cheap USB/Bluetooth Mouse instead.

( Touchpads drive me nuts :x )
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 06 Dec 2017 22:55

I am planning to buy a new laptop or PC with a larger screen, perhaps this will improve my clicking skills :)

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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby tatewise » 06 Dec 2017 23:56

I don't understand how a bigger screen will improve clicking skills that only impact touchpad/mouse.

Did you try adjusting the touchpad settings?

To migrate from old PC to new PC see Knowledge Base > Family Historian V5 & V6 Migration Guide as there are a number of pitfalls that trip up many users.
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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby victor » 08 Dec 2017 21:29

I think some keyboards have what they call touch sensitive. This will be listed in the settings

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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 11 Dec 2017 09:41

This is an older laptop, the touchpad isn't very accurate, sometimes I have to click several times before anything opens. I'm used to click more than I would do with a touchpad or mouse that is behaving. A smaller screen isn't very helpful with several windows open, a new laptop or computer with a larger screen will solve these problems. On the other hand, the small popup windows in Family HIstorian are opening rather quick, so turning off double clicking in FH is a feature I would still like to see.

I will send a message to Calico Pie one of these days. Thanks for the advise so far.

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Re: Date Entry Assistant and other popup windows

Postby NewMember001 » 11 Dec 2017 09:58

I changed my double click settings to very slow, I don't notice a big difference yet, but I will try to click slower than I'm used to when using Family Historian.


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