A bug or two with 20131106

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    DesktopboB, 4th Dec 2013 4:34 pm

    Chami,
    I'm just getting around to kicking the tires on the 20131106 build.
    It does, indeed, boot faster than previously for that I'm very grateful (anyone reading this who is using the newsest version of Avast may also want to disable the "scan programs on startup" option to get even better performance).

    While I haven't had time to test many of the new features, I've hit some snags in some of the basic operations in XP SP3 and one problem that is common to both XP and WIN 7.

    Spell Check - It's now working again on XP (YEAH!), but is showing some odd behavior. It's very slow to start (like around 30 seconds plus) and it begins in the HEAD of the document and promptly explores any CSS styles I may have place up there (both XP and 7).
    It then jumps to the body of the document and does its thing. In 7, all is well, but in XP it looks at a couple of words and then jumps to my doc type declaration before returning to where it left off in the body. It also does makes this jump multiple times when it is run, even though I've told it to "Ignore word". If I remember correctly, this was a problem in the previous Treehouse build that I didn't have time to document when I ran across it.

    I'd also like to know if there is a way to make the Spell Check ignore HTML entities. It's kind of a pain to have Spell Check flag quoted text as a mis-spelled word (ie. they threw their pizza boxes into the "recycle me" bin). Spell Check will flag both of the words next to the quotes as mis-spelled.

    In XP, if you select "Recent Files" from either the File menu at the top or the open icon, there is just a small thin white bar that appears on the left of the screen, which can't be accessed in any way.

    The other error I thought I found (and what started me into documenting things) was due to stupidity on my part, so I won't even mention it here, for fear of getting laughed out of the forum (just chock it up to BIOS and leave it at that...yeesh!).

    As always, I have a deep appreciation for Tools and the time you put into improving it.

    boB

    • HTML-Kit Support, 9th Dec 2013 10:06 am

      Hi boB,

      So I answered easy questions and saved yours until now thinking that
      it's going to be a head scratcher. Yes, I have a irrational fear of
      opening long posts, not just yours :)

      On 12/4/2013 4:34 PM, DesktopboB wrote:

      Chami,
      I'm just getting around to kicking the tires on the 20131106 build.
      It does, indeed, boot faster than previously for that I'm very
      grateful (anyone reading this who is using the newsest version of
      Avast may also want to disable the "scan programs on startup" option
      to get even better performance).

      That's great! It's good to know that this speed improvement is noticeable.

      While I haven't had time to test many of the new features, I've hit
      some snags in some of the basic operations in XP SP3 and one problem
      that is common to both XP and WIN 7.

      Spell Check - It's now working again on XP (YEAH!), but is showing
      some odd behavior. It's very slow to start (like around 30 seconds
      plus) and it begins in the HEAD of the document and promptly explores
      any CSS styles I may have place up there (both XP and 7).
      It then jumps to the body of the document and does its thing. In 7,
      all is well, but in XP it looks at a couple of words and then jumps
      to my doc type declaration before returning to where it left off in
      the body. It also does makes this jump multiple times when it is run,
      even though I've told it to "Ignore word". If I remember correctly,
      this was a problem in the previous Treehouse build that I didn't have
      time to document when I ran across it.

      I'd also like to know if there is a way to make the Spell Check
      ignore HTML entities. It's kind of a pain to have Spell Check flag
      quoted text as a mis-spelled word (ie. they threw their pizza boxes
      into the "recycle me" bin). Spell Check will flag both of
      the words next to the quotes as mis-spelled.

      I'll probably have to dedicate a build or two to iron out these issues
      in the spell checker. I don't have a good answer right now but I've
      added your notes to my to-do list.

      In XP, if you select "Recent Files" from either the File menu at the
      top or the open icon, there is just a small thin white bar that
      appears on the left of the screen, which can't be accessed in any
      way.

      Does this installation (or the active profile) have any recently opened
      files? If you haven't yet, please try opening a file and then going back
      to "File > Recent Files."

      The other error I thought I found (and what started me into
      documenting things) was due to stupidity on my part, so I won't even
      mention it here, for fear of getting laughed out of the forum (just
      chock it up to BIOS and leave it at that...yeesh!).

      Ha ha will do :)

      As always, I have a deep appreciation for Tools and the time you put
      into improving it.

      boB

      Thank you boB. Always nice to hear back and get your feedback.

      Chami

      • DesktopboB, 10th Dec 2013 11:17 am

        Chami,
        The recent files problem on XP was just an overwrite of the new build over the previous treehouse.
        I've subsequently used the program numerous times since I last wrote and the recent files menu remains hidden.

        Thought you had been around long enough to get the "BIOS" joke (hehehehe).

        Thanks,
        boB