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 Post subject: Crash in IDE
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:07 am 
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I have been using v5.62 on my iMac for a while now with absolutely no problems.

As I am really new to PB I typically run the IDE with the Help tab open as I find this the fastest way of progressing with the language.

However, since yesterday I am having the IDE hang and then crash whenever I attempt to access the Help system. This occurs whichever way I try to access help.

- From the Help Menu item
- Right clicking on a keyword

The IDE doesn't seem to produce a crash report either, it just disappears and is gone!

I first noticed this when I attempted to access help on #CR in the Search option of Help. This may be a red herring but, since then I cannot get help at all in the IDE.

I have reinstalled PB from the dmg. No difference.

I have completely uninstalled PB and all associated files, then reinstalled. No go.

I have downloaded a fresh dmg, completely uninstalled and reinstalled PB. No go again.

I am at a complete loss. Without the help file I am struggling with PB.

Some guidance, please!


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 Post subject: Re: Crash in IDE
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:28 am 
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There is a copy of most of the help file here, although I don't know what version of PB it is for: https://www.purebasic.com/documentation/index.html

Also, it is the file "purebasic.prefs" (which holds your preferences, so take a copy of it), that probably has an error in it. I don't know where it is located on Mac. On linux, it is inside a hidden folder called .purebasic, in the user's home folder.

If you find it, close PB, take a copy of it, then delete it. See if that solves your problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Crash in IDE
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Thank you, I have now bookmarked the reference you gave me, as well as the commands index. This is what I use a lot and will now not stop me from working.

I cannot find the purebasic.prefs file anywhere on my system. As it is likely that it is in a hidden folder I have used an uninstaller that shows the list of files that it will uninstall and it does not appear in this list either. Have you any other suggestions?

Simon.


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 Post subject: Re: Crash in IDE
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Found it!

I did manage to find the prefs file. Deleting it and running PB again gave me the help file back.

Upon investigation it seems that it might be something to do with the IsWindowMaximised flag. In the crashing version the prefs file is set to 1 whereas the 'standard' prefs file is showing 0. Switching this on and off caused the crash.

Thanks for your guidance.

Simon.


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