Moving GENSMARTS data from one
computer to another, etc.
Ol' Myrt sent a copy of this morning's column "Demonstrating GENSMARTS" to
software producer Aaron Underwood. He replied just a few hours later explaining
RE: GENSMARTS ON MACS: "It does work with Mac emulators, but requires some
special settings and configurations that not everyone, it seems, is capable of
getting correct. We have posted in our forum what successful users have told us
they did, but we have had some people who say they tried it and couldn't get it
to work. [...] Since we don't support it working on the Mac, we have that blurb
on the website.
It should work fine with Imac when running Windows,
of course. The above comment relates to VirtualPC."
REGARDING MULTIPLE DATABASES behind the "AVAILABLE ONLINE" BUTTON: Aaron writes
"when there's more than one database sitting "under" the AVAILABLE ONLINE
button, the cursor changes to a "multi-page" icon when you move it over the
button, rather than the standard pointer. So that's a clue when to hit the "down
arrow" and when to hit the button itself." Actually Ol' Myrt missed this tiny
change in the mouse pointer on the screen. Might be my bi-focals, eh?
REGARDING TRANSFERRING GENSMARTS MARKERS FROM OLD TO NEW COMPUTER:
Its basically a matter of moving all the files from the GENSMARTS FOLDER on one
computer to the next.
However, it is necessary to "install" the GENSMARTS software on your new
computer so Windows will know what to do with the program itself. The new
installation will not destroy the GENSMARTS data files.
Happy family tree climbing!