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bserv
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Shared Settings

Post by bserv » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:59 pm

Team,

I wanted to "hide" the SoftMaker directory by renaming it to .SoftMaker.

It would be nice if I only had to do this once...

SuperTech
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Re: Shared Settings

Post by SuperTech » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:29 pm

SoftMaker directory contains important settings and information required to run SoftMaker Office. So, you can't rename or move this folder, otherwise, whenever you will run SoftMaker Office, it will create it again with all fresh settings.

Thanks

Tom123
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Re: Shared Settings

Post by Tom123 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:04 pm

Dear SoftMaker Team,

You have done a great job creating SoftMaker 2021 for Linux. Why do you impair your own work by not adhering to the standard practices in Linux operating systems? In Linux OS the configuration (the settings) of any application program are written by default into hidden directories.

And if you are concerned that the user otherwise would not find the templates, the backup and the samples, make sure that the user can configure the storage path of these objects, while the rest of the settings are stored e.g. under "~/.SoftMaker21".

This flaw costs you one star of an otherwise excellent rating. :(

Please consider fixing this issue in an update.

Regards
Tom

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Re: Shared Settings

Post by SuperTech » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:23 am

Thanks for your suggestion. I have forwarded this request to our product management...

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