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  1. The Font setting you mention only affects lists displayed in the app...it does not affect the size of the menu text, dialog box text or the main screen HTML window pane, which has a summary of the information for the selected item. All of these other UI (user interface) elements are painfully small to read on 4K monitors and they are not adjustable.
  2. Thanks for your reply. As it turns out, I have a Windows 10 laptop on which I had not installed HomeManage 2020 that I could check. I navigated to the Program directory and found the list of directories you posted above. Then, since these are all under the Start Menu folder, I wondered what the fate of any files/shortcuts in these subfolders was, so I copied the four folders to a network NAS so that I could copy them back down to my desktop machine. Turns out there were some shortcuts in those directories that were missing on my desktop -- in fact all the shortcuts in those folders were m
  3. Lately I've been adding several hard disks to my inventory for my NAS. Since they are all practically the same except for serial number, manufacturing date, purchase location and cost and details like that, I've needed to enter basically the same information many times. So I noticed the Duplicate function on the context menu when right-clicking an item in the list. I also noticed the Clone function on the toolbar. I noticed that both of these have the same icon associated with them. Then I noticed on the Actions menu a Move/Copy Item(s)s... option. I didn't find explanations for these function
  4. New feature suggestion: When creating a query after selecting a field to filter on, allow the user to select values for that field from a dropdown list of all possible values for the field. For example, if CATEGORY is the field, allow me to choose a category from a list of all possible categories rather than having to remember the category, spell and type it correctly. This would make the process of creating queries more foolproof. Second suggestion: make queries viewable and editable. David
  5. Looking for way to edit a group of duplicate items that I added to inventory without having to sort through the list of items in the room. I thought a query would be a good way to do this, and it probably still is. Except I created the query with the wrong category, and now I cannot edit the query to correct my mistake. I know I can just create a new query, but was wondering if there was a way to edit queries. I can imagine creating a complex query, making a mistake like the one I made (misspelling), and having no way to edit it, having to recreate it all over again. Is there a way to edi
  6. I have a NAS for which I bought several HDs (hard drives) of exactly the same brand (WD) and model (Red) but different capacities (10 or 12TB), and from three different vendors. I wanted to add the HDs to inventory with the proper product details such as order number, S/N, P/N, model, dealer, warranty, etc. as well as cost details. I created an item with all the this information in the designated fields, then linked the NAS unit as the parent item using the Linked Assets tab of the Item Properties dialog box. Then I duplicated the item several times. The duplicates were smart enough to blank o
  7. I attempted to put the words "Manufacturer's Limited" in the Warranty Type field on the Additional tab of the Item Properties dialog box and received a technical error. See below. I have noticed before that this error also happens when I try to put a single quote in the Description text box of the Add an Attachment dialog box. My guess is the single quote is a string delimiter in internal code and placing a single quote in a text entry confuses the code because of the special meaning of single quotes. The presence of of single quotes as text delimiters in the error message seems to support my
  8. I haven't had the problem with field changes not being saved, but on my laptop, which now runs Windows 10 1909, the program does crash when I click on the Item Pictures tab of the Item Properties dialog box. It's really odd as there are no error messages, the window doesn't freeze or stutter, it simply disappears. Since it's a Jet database (MS Access), I sometimes have to delete the lock file assets.ldb in the same dir as assets.mdb.
  9. FlyingBear thanks for the post. I wasn't aware of the issue you mention, so I checked my machine and sure enough, there are several directories in the Programs subdir under Roaming that are empty and have Modified dates that are exactly the same date and time of the HomeManage 2020 dir. So apparently the install process changed these subdirectories. The ones I've noticed include these: Accessibility Accessories System Tools Windows PowerShell I don't have another Windows 10 1909 machine to compare directory names, so I cannot tell what the names should be. I wonder if
  10. I had the same experience creating a subfolder under home manage and it didn't get backed up. I'll take your advice and move the folder under the Data folder to see if I get the same results. Good tip! Thanks David
  11. Following the directions on the install process, I upgraded HM2019 to HM2020 by supplying the same directory information for the 2020 upgrade as I was using for the 2019 version. The application installed into the old program directory with no issues. However the installation process deleted my Assets.mdb data file and all images in my AssetImages folder and replaced both with the stock demo Assets.mdb data file and the accompanying 2 images. This is an outrageous upgrade process! This would have been DISASTROUS has I not had backups of the data file and the images available through Windows 10
  12. This is still a bug in the 2019 version. Will this be fixed in the upcoming upgrade?
  13. Ed, You are not alone. I have exactly the same problem on my laptop. I have the HomeManage database on a local NAS on my home network and I can access it from either my desktop or my laptop, both of which run Windows 10 x64 (but previously ran Windows 7 successfully). Only my laptop exhibits this behavior and I have no idea why. It is just as you say...as soon as I click the Item Pictures tab on the Item Properties dialog box, the application disappears from the screen with no error messages, no notification of any kind. And upon restart, all my data is as it was before the incident. Alth
  14. One other thought. Although it may be too late to include this request in the upcoming release, I suggest it would be nice to allow attachments to be added to line items in the notebook. I typically scan my receipts for service and attach them to the main item, but they really belong with each maintenance event instead. After a large number of line items accumulate, sorting out which attachment goes with which line item becomes laborious and error-prone unless you name the attachments in a way to help associate them with the right line item. It would be simpler and easier to just allow associa
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