wishlist: in update keep previous settings

May 20, 2009
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Today I updated TakeCommand from 12.11.73 to 12.11.74 and I saw the same behaviour that I had seen in the past with the LE. I have setup TakeCommand in a non standard directory ("F:\Program Files\JPSoft\TakeCommand\12_11"), but when I updated it I was shown the standard directory and I had to browse to choose the one I want. Is it possible to change the update system so that by default it keeps the previous directory? Or is it an issue with compatibility with MicroSoft setup standards? Also, the update does not keep the mark in two check boxes, one for startup and one for quickstart. Third, even if I mark the startup, I do not see any entry in the startup folder. It is well possible that these issues have already been handled in other messages, if so I apologize.

Thank You very much

Rodolfo Giovanninetti
 

rconn

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> Today I updated TakeCommand from 12.11.73 to 12.11.74 and I saw the
> same behaviour that I had seen in the past with the LE. I have setup
> TakeCommand in a non standard directory ("F:\Program Files\JPSoft\
> TakeCommand\12_11"), but when I updated it I was shown the
> standard directory and I had to browse to choose the one I want.
>
You don't have to browse; just click on the arrow on the combo box and
select your previous directory.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
#7
On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:38:06 -0400, TEA-Time <> wrote:

|---Quote (Originally by Steve Fabian)---
|Is that arrow accessible without a mouse (pointing device)?
|---End Quote---
|Try Alt+Down Arrow

Or just Up/Down to change what's selected in it. You probably have to Tab
around to give the combo-box focus first. AFAIK, that functionality should be
provided by Windows automatically and while the designer of the dialog can alter
it there would seem to be no reason to do so.
 
#8
From: TEA-Time
| Originally Posted by Steve Fabian
|| Is that arrow accessible without a mouse (pointing device)?
|
| Try Alt+Down Arrow

Yes, that works.

Rex:
What is the difference between downloading the new build (from the FTP site) and installing it vs. updating? I am interested to know both what difference it leaves in the filesystem (other than the manually downloaded installer), as well as in the registry.

BTW, my "add/remove programs" list shows multiple builds of TCMD starting with V11, but only one build each is actually on the system. Would using add/remove to remove the old builds interfere with the latest builds?
--
Steve
 

rconn

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> What is the difference between downloading the new build (from the FTP
> site) and installing it vs. updating? I am interested to know both what
> difference it leaves in the filesystem (other than the manually downloaded
> installer), as well as in the registry.
Using the updater is about 10x easier, but the end result is exactly the
same.


> BTW, my "add/remove programs" list shows multiple builds of TCMD starting
> with V11, but only one build each is actually on the system. Would using
> add/remove to remove the old builds interfere with the latest builds?
Probably not, but you should ask Microsoft.

Rex