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  • ada

    Toolbars coming out unorganized

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    Hello,

    I have toolbars in XMetaL 9.0 that I am importing from XMetaL 6.0. However, when the toolbars come out, they come out very unorganized where they are stacked one per line as you can see from the first screenshot (toolbars.png). We have a toolbar for each single document type that we have. In my installation of XMetaL 9.0 I can reorganize the toolbars for myself. But I don't want the users having to have to do the same thing for each document type that they open. I have installed XMetaL 9.0 on a second computer and moved the modified/fixed .tbr files to that computers C:Users%username%AppDataRoamingSoftQuadXMetaL9.0 directory to see if it will pick up but it does not on the new computer, it says stacked like the first screen shot. These .tbr files are also part of a set (dtd, css, rlx, ctm, etc) for each document type and copying the whole set of files to the C:Users%username%AppDataRoamingSoftQuadXMetaL9.0 with the modified .tbr also didn't work. Any suggestions?

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Toolbars coming out unorganized

    The layout of the application's windows (including how toolbars are positioned) is stored in the registry for each user.

    If all of your users have identical screen resolutions then you could copy the settings and they would probably work, provided you can pinpoint which settings those are. For version 9 the settings are stored here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSoftQuadXMetaL 9.0Workspace

    I think the settings for toolbars (among other things) are stored in a DTDs subkey and there will be a different one for every document type you work with.

    If you can really guarantee that everyone has identical screen resolutions then you might do this:
    1. Export that registry key from a clean installation.
    2. Set things up for the toolbars making sure you don't change any other settings.
    3. Export the same key.
    4. Diff the two files and pull out the settings that are changed.
    5. Create a new reg file using just the changed settings.
    6. “Run” the reg file on the users machines (or insert the registry values some other way if you have another tool that will let you do that).

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    ada

    Reply to: Toolbars coming out unorganized

    No, the resolution will be different for each user. Do I have any other options?

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: Toolbars coming out unorganized

    I guess you could try setting it up the same for everyone. Anyone that has a different setup would need to “fix” things manually the normal way.
    Or you could create more than one setup.

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    ada

    Reply to: Toolbars coming out unorganized

    Thanks Derek,

    The best approach did end up being editing the registry entries and having users import that into their registry.

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