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by devinganger
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using the Mac version in a virtual machine on Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Using the Mac version in a virtual machine on Windows

There are folks out there who make OS X VMs available. Although Apple has claimed successfully in one court case that the means they use to tie OS X to Apple hardware is protected by the DMCA, there's actually a legal grey area due to some of the court rulings on jailbreaking. The consensus seems to...
by devinganger
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Just published: ARTEFACT by Jamie Sawyer
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Just published: ARTEFACT by Jamie Sawyer

Congratulations! And awesome on having a Jack Campbell blurb.
by devinganger
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: version control
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: version control

I personally don't really care about using repository-side diff tools. i just want a central way to share my files that won't silently break them. :)
by devinganger
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener Not Working?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Scrivener Not Working?

If you can get it to install and run in safe mode, but not in regular mode, you've got some software running that is interfering. You'll need to use the System Configuration tool in Windows to disable all of your startup software, then work your way through the list turning one on at a time until yo...
by devinganger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Surface RT version?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Surface RT version?

But I still think that Surface will be long dead before universalism comes to Windows. It already exists. You can today write universal apps for Windows 8.1 with a single codebase (albeit different UI layers) that compile and distribute to Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. The big...
by devinganger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: version control
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: version control

I wouldn't use GitHub anyway, as free repositories have to be open to the public there IIRC. But using the base Git source control technology, so you can attach to ANY Git-powered repository (including GitHub if you want to)? It would be cool. Alas, I think this is a relatively rare use case for the...
by devinganger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener Not Working?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Scrivener Not Working?

Scrivener does not require admin rights, at least on WIndows 7. I have it installed on my work computer and I'm not an administrator. I'm not saying Scrivener does. I have seen problems in the past on Windows systems for all sorts of installers getting hung up on UAC. Work environments often use th...
by devinganger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Surface RT version?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Surface RT version?

The better long-term route to go might be to wait until Windows 10 is released and QT supports Windows universal apps. I realize that the upgrade path from Windows RT to Windows 10 is hazy and uncertain at this point, but from the long-term engineering and support standpoint, having a single codeba...
by devinganger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener Not Working?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Scrivener Not Working?

What version of Windows are you using? Do you have User Account Control (UAC) turned on, so that you need to right-click the installer and run it as Administrator? If you have a non-admin user and you're trying to install it you might have some permissions issues on some of the paths. When you downl...
by devinganger
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Surface RT version?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Surface RT version?

It looks like there is a version of the QT framework that supports Windows RT, so it would in theory be possible -- but only the folks how write the Windows version know how much work it would be to actually port between QT versions and recompile. Support could be an issue as well. The better long-t...
by devinganger
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Incorrect page headings after part divider in Windows Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Incorrect page headings after part divider in Windows Manual

Yeah, I like how it's laid out, no complaints there, and I figured it was something like that, but on the off chance you didn't know about it I figured I'd report it.

Thanks for the response! I still really love this program.
by devinganger
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Formatting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: Formatting issues

I would suggest you change "Paste and Match Style" to "Paste as plain text" which is FAR more descriptive and clear. Same thing for "Convert/Formatting to Default Text Style." Change that to "Convert/To Plain Text" It's a much clearer explanation. Yes, the pl...
by devinganger
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Formatting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: Formatting issues

I know this is a tenuous balance, but Scrivener is supposed to be about words and ideas, not fancy text, so when they allow "fancy text formatting" invisibly, it just gets in the way of writing, which was supposed to be the goal of Scrivener in the first place: writing and ideas. Scrivene...
by devinganger
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: version control
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: version control

we want a github for prose! 8) You joke, but I'm really wishing Scriv Mac & Windows had a way to tie into an external source control client. Save the main projects in the local repository folders, save the backups to Dropbox/OneDrive, that's a really great way to safely sync content across mult...
by devinganger
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Wish for Scrivener and Scapple for Android
Replies: 92
Views: 13309

Re: Wish for Scrivener and Scapple for Android

Perhaps this is just another sign I'm a horrible person, but watching appeals to the business case gives me the same feeling as watching the player who just got a yellow card in a football match argue with the referees. I've yet to see it give the desired results.