ok , here goes ...... my (I think)  I found a bug.      I had to reinstall
99SE with SP6.     On previous installations, I installed all of the
features,  including things I never used.      Installation and operation
were generally flawless.    The reason I did this reinstall is because I had
virus and after spending some time hunting it down,  it was quicker for me
to reformat my drive,  then re load software .
On my new install,  I decided to uncheck some of the default features  like
PLD   which I never use,    I opened 99SE
and tried to set up my Client preferences  ( ie where to store my backups,
how many to store, custom keys etc  and compress after closing ).
When I closed out Client 99SE,  none  of these settings would  take hold.
I tried it 4- 5 times and it would never take hold of my settings.  I
examined Client.ini file and it just would not re write the file .   Also I
believe the default setting for  SP 6 is to compress after closing,   the
ddb files would not compress

I keep a second hard drive with DATA and back up files only,  no operating
system stuff on it  .  On this drive I also had a backup of my previous
Client installation.  I copied the old    ini files into my Windows/
directory       the program  hic cupped ( not all of the servers were there)
when I started it.  But when I closed it my custom  settings took hold.,
with my old ini files

I really cant spend the time to do another install to try to repeat it but ,
my lesson is  let all of the defaults alone on the installation.   It used
to work flawlessly for me.   So I really don't know if this was a bug ,

Mike Reagan

----- Original Message -----
From: Igor Gmitrovic <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] What else is under the hood


at least you would let us know about it and save us some frustration.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, 22 November 2002 1:07 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] What else is under the hood

This program sometimes is amazing,   some of us like you have been using it
for years.  It doesn't surprise me that you would find another hidden
feature.   Today I think I found a hidden bug but what is the use of
reporting it if the program is obsolete ?


----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Saputelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] position dialog

> i was proteling (PCB) and flailing away at the keyboard
> i looked up to see a dialog i had never seen before!
> i don't know the key sequence was anymore
> it was a kind of cool looking _graphical representation_ of the
> the autopositioning options for the designator and comment
> ok, it's only slightly cool looking
> i couldn't recreate the keys or find it on a menu but the process
> may be invoked by:
> PCB:AutopositionComponentTexts
> when called without parameters it appears to operate on selected objects
> i know this capability is in the drop lists of the edit comp dialogs,
> but i never saw this window before
> wiring it to hot key looks faster and friendlier than the other method
> have i missed it somewhere?
> wonder what else is in there under the hood?
> Dennis Saputelli
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