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Mach4 MDI Password
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:14:42 AM »
I downloaded and installed the Mach4 demo, and it fired up ok.  Clicking the MDI tab prompts for a password, but the documentation doesn't mention it. Any suggestions?
Re: Mach4 MDI Password
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 10:33:02 AM »
Last night I set up a virgin Windows7 64 bit machine for testing. I downloaded
build 3390 of Mach4 and installed it to run in DEMO mode. The default firewall in
Windows7 did generate a pop-up dialog about network access each time that
I started Mach4. I declined to give Mach4 network access.

Mach4 ran normally including configuration, jogging, G-code execution, and
specifically it did NOT generate any password request for MDI usage.

The only thing that I can think of that would ask for a password would be if
you somehow installed something with a Locked Screen Set. If you would
like further assistance, I would recommend capturing and posting a screen
image when this happens. Also provide information on what build of Mach4
and what OS you are running.

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Re: Mach4 MDI Password
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 02:31:01 PM »
I'm running Windows 10, and attempted this install just the other day; so I also got Mach4_Hobby build 2.0.3390.  This is my first peek at Mach4, so I don't know anything about locking screens; all I did was create a profile per the install instructions.  It looks like I used the OrthoMill screen set, and it looked ok, so I kept it.  I went back and created another profile and selected the wxMach screen set, and it looks ok and it doesn't have the password prompt.  So, I guess the problem was with the OrthoMill screen set.  Anyway, thanks for the hint.  I think I am up and running now. :)
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Re: Mach4 MDI Password
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 08:16:35 AM »
You might want to change your screenset to wx4 as this is the most updated screenset.

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Re: Mach4 MDI Password
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 02:40:10 AM »
MDI tab password - Artsoft