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All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

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    All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

    All the table names are displayed without any icons and there are no tabs on the control panel at all, so I cannot look at or edit a form, or a browse, unless I open it, go to form on the top bar and click "design mode.
    but of course if I have a browse in a form then it cannot be seen in design mode, so I cannot see a browse in edit mode at all.

    All the forms etc. work, and the app runs fine.
    I have tried the "large, small, icon view options but they do not work.
    The detail option changes the tables to a vertical display and the icons buttons change them back to a horizontal display, but no icons or tabs.

    I have looked in FAQ and searched, Version nine forum, but with no tabs I cannot right click on one to get the rest, and there is no faq for all the tabs missing

    I cannot see that there is a file missing, but other apps' control panels work perfectly.

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    Re: All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

    Last edited by Garry Flanigan; 01-04-2011, 12:29 AM. Reason: Bad suggestion


      Re: All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

      I have not had the issue you speak of where absolutely no tabs appear....I would reinstall an earlier patch to see if that cures the issue. If it didn't I would then uninstall and reinstall Alpha completely after doing a regedit to delete the alpha folder there as well. In the latter, make certain you retain/save your license number if you haven't already as you will have to re-enter the license when deleting the registry entries and reinstalling.
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau


        Re: All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

        Check your registry

        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software\Alpha Five 9.0\Control Panel

        for the Visible Pages key

        currently hex 2bf on my machine.
        There can be only one.


          Re: All the tabs and icons missing on the control panel

          Thanks you guys. I could not find any solution to the problem, so in the end I re-started the job, as it seemed less dangerous than reinstalling (just in case) so it set me back some, and I backed up in stages just in-case, but it all went ok.
          I took a picture of the control panel and filed it in case it was of interest to anyone.
          Thanks for your replies, nice to have the forum and the experts.