Moving GENSMARTS data from one computer to another, etc.
Ol' Myrt sent a copy of this morning's column "Demonstrating GENSMARTS" to
software producer Aaron Underwood. He replied just a few hours later
RE: GENSMARTS ON MACS: "It does work with Mac emulators, but requires some
special settings and configurations that not everyone, it seems, is capable
of getting correct. We have posted in our forum what successful users have
told us they did, but we have had some people who say they tried it and
couldn't get it to work. [...] Since we don't support it working on the Mac,
we have that blurb on the website.
It should work fine with Imac when running Windows, of course. The above
comment relates to VirtualPC."
REGARDING MULTIPLE DATABASES behind the "AVAILABLE ONLINE" BUTTON: Aaron
writes "when there's more than one database sitting "under" the AVAILABLE
ONLINE button, the cursor changes to a "multi-page" icon when you move it
over the button, rather than the standard pointer. So that's a clue when to
hit the "down arrow" and when to hit the button itself." Actually Ol' Myrt
missed this tiny change in the mouse pointer on the screen. Might be my
REGARDING TRANSFERRING GENSMARTS MARKERS FROM OLD TO NEW COMPUTER:
Its basically a matter of moving all the files from the GENSMARTS FOLDER on
one computer to the next.
However, it is necessary to "install" the GENSMARTS software on your new
computer so Windows will know what to do with the program itself. The new
installation will not destroy the GENSMARTS data files.
Happy family tree climbing!
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