Location Pane doesn't automatically open anymore

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Location Pane doesn't automatically open anymore

Postby shoki » Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 am

i had to reinstall windows and thus winmerge aswell and somehow in the newest version (2.16.2) the location pane doesn't automatically open itself anymore. Not sure what version i had before, but it opened itself in previous ones.

If i manually open the location pane it's closed again when i jump to the next file.

Is there a new way to automatically open it with every comparison?
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Re: Location Pane doesn't automatically open anymore

Postby Paolo77 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 pm

I see the same problem with 2.16.2.
For now I solved using 2.16.0 that does not have the problem.

I realize that with 2.16.2 the location panel is shown after a fresh install.
If I dectivate it, that deactivation is saved.
If I try to re-activate it, the activation is not saved and I have to activate every time I open a compare MANUALLY.

I hope someone can adjust it.

I can do every test to help to solve the problem.

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Re: Location Pane doesn't automatically open anymore

Postby seer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Also 2.16.2

In Registry set
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Thingamahoochie\WinMerge\Settings-Bar0\Visible = 1

Don't know why it happened on my installation, but I had Visible = 0 no matter what I click in WinMerge.
Seems WinMerge is not saving [Location Pane] settings anymore and keeps using some old one.

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