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screen4 problem
« on: January 10, 2010, 12:54:17 PM »
just wonder if anyone else had this problem

i have been playing with mach3 screen4 trying to get familiar with it
then something went wrong  the screen would lock up
i thought it was a problem with mach3  so i uninstalled mach3 and reinstall
it
but the same problem.
this problem only happen when i try to open a screen using screen4
Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 01:10:10 PM »
Screen4 is *very* squirrelly, and has a bad habit of randomly mangling screenset files in a number of ways, many of which are unrecoverable.  I'd strongly suggest you instead use MachScreen, which is FAR more stable.  At a minimum, if you're going to use Screen4, get used to makeing *frequent* backups.

Regards,
Ray L.
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Ray L.

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Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 01:38:54 PM »
I, on the other hand, think Screen4 is quite stable and reliable. :) Provided you design a 1024x768 screen on a desktop with at least 1280x1024 resolution.

To fix your problem, go to Defaults > Mach Location and point it to your Mach3 folder.
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Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 01:40:21 PM »
I love screen4 as well and never have problems with it, maybe the screen4 gods like me ;D

Hood
Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 02:06:19 PM »
maybe the screen4 gods like me ;D

Hood

Well they don't like me, But MachScreen loves everyone, even Hood. ;D
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Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 02:08:53 PM »
But hood doesnt love it ;D
To be honest I just gave it a cursory glance and as it meant I would have to learn it I didnt go further, Screen4 doesnt give me problems and lets me do the screens exactly the way I want so why bother learning something else ;)
Hood
Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 02:15:37 PM »
But hood doesnt love it ;D


You can lead a  horse to water but you cannot make it drink. ;D

Seriously anyone could use MachScreen but if you are happy with screen4 then yeah stay with it

Phil
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Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 02:27:26 PM »
Thanks Gerry  that was the problem.
To fix your problem, go to Defaults > Mach Location and point it to your Mach3 folder.

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Re: screen4 problem
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 04:53:27 PM »
I know the OP has no interest in my screen editing preferences but....... ;D

I have used MachScreen quite a bit since it first arrived on the scene. but still prefer the look and feel of Screen4.

Always found Screen4 to be stable and reliable.

When doing a serious ( ;D ) screen editing session,  I will often use both.  Each program running on a separate monitor.

They each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Greg