NTLK Re: MoreInfo Problem with Popup Lists

From: Gary Moody (gmoody@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 14:29:25 CDT

For those of you who might have also had problems getting rid of old
entries in the pop up lists that MoreInfo uses, here's a solution that with
the help of Scott Silverman (maker of MoreInfo) and Gary Moody, I was able
to implement in my message pad. I'm quoting below all the correspondence
among us, so if you want to follow the discussion in chronological order,
begin reading at the bottom. I've deleted most of the none essential
materials. Hope this helps someone. If you try it, remember that the
preference entry must have Re somewhere within it, as in "MeetingRe" or


>----Original Message Follows----
>Thank you so very much. It worked just fine. I deleted the entries
>"_M_MeetingRe:MI" and "_M_ToDoRe:MI" and the repeating entries were gone.
>And it records just fine, too. Thanks a million.
> >Hi Max,
> >
> >There might be an easier way that is a lot less dangerous. Without
> >question, however, when dinking with prefs settings, I would back up my
> >internal store before trying this, just in case. As a matter of fact,
> >it up twice.
> >
> >Go to StandAlone software
> >(http://www.standalone.com/MessagePad/PrefsClean/content.html) and
> >their freeware called SAI Prefs Cleaner.
> >
> >Based on what Scott said, MI has a number of prefs associated with the
> >program. The ones that reflect user entry, from what I can tell, have the
> >format "<Function>:MI:SilverWARE". Identify and write down the prefs that
> >conform to this mask ("Calls:MI:SilverWARE", etc.). Select the pref that
> >most closely approximates the data you want to delete. Select the pref,
> >tap the REMOVE button. Exit the Prefs Cleaner program and test. If it
> >works, you're done! If not, restore the internal store, scratch that pref
> >from the list, and start the second iteration. Repeat until you find the
> >right one.
> >
> >The ones I would, at first glance, stay away from are MI prefs for AAG and
> >one labeled "Install:MI:SilverWARE". I *think* this is where the serial
> >number is stored (encrypted).
> >
> >Let me know if this works, my friend. If not, we'll go to more radical
> >approaches. ;)
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Gary
> >
> >----Original Message Follows----
> >From: Max Bonilla <M.Bonilla@bigfoot.com>
> >Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 17:14:13 -0500
> >
> >
> >Dear Gary,
> >
> >Hi. Could I ask you a favor? I don't know whether you read about my
> >MoreInfo problem with PopUp lists on Newtontalk, but no one there was able
> >to help me. I wrote Scott Silverman who kindly sent me the answer below.
> >As you can see, he is not doing a great deal of work with the Newton and
> >remembers little. I know you are keeping up and learning more about
> >NewtonScript still, so I wanted to bounce his answer off you to see
> >there is any chance I can fix this thing. All I would want, if you can,
> >to give me an idea of who difficult would it be for me, an non programmer,
> >to find the soup (with SBM?) and if I did find it, whether I should just
> >erase it or what? If this is too much work forget it.
> >
> >Thanks a million.
> >
> >Max
> >
> >
> > >Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 17:09:35 -0400
> > >From: Silverware <info@silverware.com>
> > >To: "Max Bonilla" <M.Bonilla@bigfoot.com>
> > >
> > >>In MoreInfo, anytime I enter an item in a to do or meeting slip, under
> >the
> > >>pop up lists, below the customizable ones, there is room for recurring
> >ones
> > >>that should but do not clear as others are added. So while I can find
> > >>maybe the last item I entered in the "Re:" label, I am stuck seeing
> >I
> > >>entered over a year ago that will not go away. Only two or three
> > >>and nothing else changes; I'm left with about four or five old entries
> >that
> > >>are thoroughly useless. SBM Utilities can only clear the recurring
> >labels
> > >>in the system, and I think these ones are particular to MoreInfo. No
> > >>at NewtonTalk was able to help me. I'm using an upgraded MP2K the last
> > >>version of MoreInfo, and of course, OS 2.1.
> > >
> > >I am not sure about this since it has been quite a long time.
> > >
> > >There is a way but you would need to look in the system Prefs file.
> > >There is a soup that contains those "memory" items and you would need to
> > >find the entry with the name which contains something like "ToDoRe:MI"
> > >
> > >These entries store the memory items.
> > >
> > >I looked at the Newton source and it has been so long, I am even having
> > >hard time remembering it what it all means.
> > >
> > >Sorry I could not help more.
> > >
> > >-Scott

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