Can't see the OK button
Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:51 PM
I click on my name, and then on the right I click 'Select Group.' I want to select all my ancestors, and I click the correct option on the small grey Select Ancestors pop-up, but it seems to be configured in such a way that I can't see an OK button. I have two slivers of buttons showing at the bottom of the pop-up; if I click on the one on the left, it closes the entire programme. They both change to orange when I hover over the slivers. If I click the one on the right, nothing happens, and only my name is selected in the main list. If I opt for all individuals in the database rather than ancestors, it works fine and puts markers on the map.
Anyone got any suggestions? I don't seem able to adjust window size or pop-up size to allow me to use the OK button on the Select Ancestor pop-up. It's only the Ancestors option which is a problem; Family, Desecndants and By Surname all work fine.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:25 PM
The left button sliver woeks as the "OK" and the right one works as "Cancel"
It seems to have some connection with the screen resolution. I notice it when I am running at 1280X1024 but not at lesser resolutions.
Also, when I first open the "Edit Genealogy Markers" Window, the bottom hangs below the screen margin and I have to grab the title bar and drag it up. This only seems to happen at the 1280 by 1024 resolution too.
I didn't know there was a tutorial, and I certainly didn't know that it was supposed to talk to me.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:13 PM
But that makes no difference, it shouldn't do that.
My database isn't as large as yours, about 10,000 people and 2510 places, but I can place a marker for all of the places, or any sub goup that I have tried, on the map with no problem, both on the $500 XP machine with 512MB of memory and the $1000 Vista machine with 2GB of memory.
I do see one problem with selections though, neither Ancestors nor Descendants of William Smith will select William Smith.
What about computer security? maybe you have too much and it is conflicting. I have Zone alarm free as my only firewall and AVG free as my only virus protection, that's it.
I am just rambling, hoping to stumble onto something.
Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:00 PM
But ... my printer won't print a page either and it's talking about a firewall possibly being the problem. I'll look into it - thanks.
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You may be right about a loop; I've found a couple in the past. I'll look into it - thanks for the suggestion. I have a feeling you may be right.
Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:46 AM
38 generations - took 2 minutes to select 10,715 people
39 generations - took 4 minutes to select 10,775 people
40 generations - took 6 minutes to select 10,839 people
41 generations - took 11 minutes to select 10,893 people (but mapped them perfectly once it got there)
I stopped there as my earliest ancestor (including a lot of mythical and Biblical stuff) is 106 generations. At some point between 42 and 106 generations, the programme will just close. Is it possible that I simply have too much data for the programme to handle?
Posted 12 August 2007 - 12:59 AM
A screen popped up saying it was updating. I got to the "Edit Genealogy Markers" screen (which was HUGE, by the way. I clicked the maximize button and the screen looked normal size).
Then I selected only the "birth" events and clicked OK. A screen told me I forgot to select a person, so I clicked OK. The whole Edit Genealogy Markers screen went away, so I had to start over.
Note: The OK & Cancel buttons on the bottom left of the Edit Genealogy Markers screen look like they are peeking out from behind the right section of the page. This doesn't look normal to me.
I typed a name and got it to show up on the screen, then the program slowed down a bit, but finally I was able to click the box in front of a person, then Select Group, then Ancestors. But there was no "OK" button in the "Select Ancestors" screen. I'm unable to continue.
If I select descendants, there *is* an OK button. That's great if I want descendants, but I want ancestors.
I tried this several times (and re-imported all the Genealogy files) and get the same results.
No, I don't have continuous looped ancestors.
My database size:
I haven't gone thru all 3,037 places to correct the 800 or so that don't match in Family Atlas. But that shouldn't affect if the OK button shows or not.
How do I get the OK button?
Family Atlas Version 188.8.131.52 (28 Nov 2006)
Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:04 AM