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Old 04-06-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Quark 7 Betas

Well, Quark 7 b2 is out, and, boy, is it full of fun. It crashes on startup in both Windoze and MacOS.

Turns out you have to delete any existing Quark preferences file and create a Preferences folder in the Quark folder. The installer doesn't do that, or otherwise warn you. Only reason I know is that the beta site forum has two pages of messages about it.

(It's running now -- on Mac, anyhow.)

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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Quark has had er, issues, with its prefs file for as long as I can remember. Standard practice has always been to dump the file if the program won't load properly. Looks like nothing much has changed.
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Quark has had er, issues, with its prefs file for as long as I can remember. Standard practice has always been to dump the file if the program won't load properly. Looks like nothing much has changed.
I remember! Conventional wisdom was to move the app out onto the desktop and run it from there, which disabled the prefs file.

Goodness that was a long time ago...

   
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And the Quark 7 beta that just ended always crashed when quitting on my PC. Started OK, worked and saved OK, made PDFs OK thank heavens, but always crashed when you quit. And didn't open PSD files. I'll try to get round to installing B2 next week and have a play.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:39 AM   #5
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Hi, since newer versions of Xpress creates the "Preferences" folder inside the appropiate user accounts folders, Xpress 7 betas can conflict with Xpress 6.5 or older betas.

So it is a good idea to create a new "Preferences" folder inside the actual Xpress program folder: Only this one will be used and can't mess up with user accounts or other XPress-versions.

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Old 04-26-2006, 03:01 PM   #6
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When I downloaded the latest Beta, Quark put a red warning at the top of the page telling people to manually dump all Quark folders, and telling them how to do it. Odd: you'd expect the uninstall program to clean things up properly. At least this new Beta doesn't crash my PC each time I quit it.
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