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mjashby

Member Since 19 Sep 2014
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In Topic: RM7 unfriendly to keyboard users

08 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

Substitute the use of the Mac CMD Key for Windows ALT.

 

Remember,  no matter what underpinning front end software is being used to run RM7 on a Mac it is still creating a vitualized Windows system on your Mac using WINE.  It still is what it is: Windows Software.

 

Mervyn


In Topic: Is "Sir" a title of nobility?

28 November 2018 - 01:56 PM

Unfortunately. the 'answer' to your question is far from straightforward.

 

A useful introduction to start developing an understanding is: https://en.wikipedia...ritish_nobility

 

'Sir' implies that the person is/was either a Baronet or had/has a Knighthood which might be hereditary, but also might be an award for specific 'services' rendered, e.g. Sir Paul McCartney (Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE) is definitely not royalty but he was awarded a lifetime Knighthood, which cannot be passed on to any of his descendants. Similarly, Sir Bob Geldof was awarded the 'honorary' title Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his charity work - The title is honorary because he is not British but a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. The situation is also similar for Barons/Baronesses, e.g. the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was awarded a life peerage after she 'retired' from her role as a Member of Parliament, becoming Baroness Thatcher (of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire) which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords (Full Name/Title Honours was: Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness ThatcherLGOMDStJPCFRSHonFRSC.


In Topic: Best Genealogy computer programs?

01 November 2018 - 04:05 AM

And here on slightly different tack, and being British, I'm reminded of a quote by Bill Shankly, a long departed and legendary manager of Liverpool Football Club when they dominated the old English First Division in the 1960s and 1970s.  When asked by a TV News Reporter to name the best Liverpool Team he had ever managed he simply said: "The next one!"  

 

Mervyn


In Topic: macOS Mojave and RM7

14 September 2018 - 05:08 AM

Not sure why there are so many concerns about a piece of software not working correctly with MacOS Mojave! It's a BETA product that has already passed through 14 iterations and isn't yet the final release version, so why would anyone expect (all) 3rd-Party software to work on it without any issues.

 

In my experience with MacOS for more than 10 years (and Microsoft for more than 30 years), every OS upgrade has necessitated a significant number of upgrades to software applications; and that includes Microsoft Office and all Apple application software, immediately after the OS update is released.  3rd-Party software developers need to understand what issues are likely to arise with each major new OS release, but very rarely release updates which attempt to keep pace with Beta changes simply because it's a constantly moving target until all changes are finalised. Lost count of the number of times Apple (and Microsoft) have trialled changes in Beta-OS versions only to change/adapt their original idea, or even drop/postpone significant changes entirely in a 'final' release version.

 

As others have mentioned its far better for the RootsMagic developers to expend there efforts on completing RootsMagic 8 than investing any serious amount of time investigating glitches experienced with running a non-native MacOS application through a 3rd-Party (which itself relies on another 3rd party piece of software - WINE) on a BETA OS.  


In Topic: VirtualBox fixes the RM for MAC issues

12 September 2018 - 05:33 AM

You need to install the VirtualBox "Guest Additions" to use Shared Folders.  See Section 4 of the VirtualBox User Manual.  Section 4.3 deals specifically with the subject of Shared Folders.