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    A couple questions today

    First, I have an runtime app that I have installed using Setup Specialist 98 on 7 different computers for testing. OS's are 95 and 98SE. On one 95 and 2 - 98 SE computers about 8 or 9 icons keep loading up on the desktop. A_gloss.dbf, A_case.dbf, A_gloss.???(not sure of extension at this time) etc. These can be deleted but show up again next time A5 is ran. Can someone tell me how to keep this from happening? Will this be A5 or Setup Specialist?

    Second, on one of the 98SE A5 programs the tabs on the tabbed form are so small you can't really tell what they are. The rest of the form(s) are fine, just the tabs. Only one tabbed form in this app, and 5 other regular forms These tabs have been set to a fixed size and are OK on all other computers. This is one of the computers that has all the extra icons. What's up with this?

    Thanks for the help

    RE: Too many icons

    Duane, this is a pathing issue. Either your 'Directories' setting in Alpha Five is wrong, or your shortcut to the database is not 'starting in' the right place.

    Search messages for 'icons desktop' (omit the quotes). You'll see that it comes up now and again.

    -- tom


      RE: Too many icons


      Thanks for replying. I will search that out.

      Any idea on the tab size being too small?



        RE: Too many icons


        The reason the tabs appear smaller on some machines is down to the windows settings on the individual machines. If you created the app on a machine with default settings in inches and then install on a machine with default settings in metric that will almost certainly be the cause of the problem.


        Glen Schild
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          RE: Too many icons

          Any idea on the tab size being too small?

          This has to do with the settings for units of measure (e.g. inches vs millimeters) and how they relate to your windows standards. Under view/settings change the setting. I have no trouble with "always use US settings" even though the machines at the College are probably set up in a diversity of ways. The A5 applications always display correctly if I force the runtime to use US units.

          Bill Hanigsberg


            RE: Too many icons


            Thanks, that was the problem - set to metric

            Phoned up and had the girl check, she changed to US and all is fine now.



              RE: Too many icons

              Thanks Bill

              I caught Glen's message first

              I don't know how many times I have read on this board about those metric/US settings (lots) and you would have thought I should have caught on by now , but nooooo!