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    Unhappy GUI crashes in Designer

    From day one, when I first got my machine in 2007? there have been GUI crashes. It has been on at least 6 or 7 different PCs over the years. Sometimes it is rare while designing, other times, like lately, with the latest software upgrade, it is happening every half hour or less. It does it when working with graphics, text, or just sitting there. What the heck is going on with this software? I use Aspire, SketchUp, CAD, and several photo editing packages, and they never crash.
    I have version 3.103 Build 14, with some add on packages:
    * Basic* Pattern Editor (Probe)
    * Centerline
    * STL Importer
    * Conforming Vectors
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    * Version 2 Upgrade
    * Keyhole

    These crashes happen when I use patterns that I have created, when I use purchased patterns, when I use TryIt patterns, etc. Honestly, what is the deal with this finicky software? How do I fix it?
    Thanks.
    Greg Luckett
    Great Lakes Wood Arts Co.
    Saint Joseph, MI

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    My first guess would be that you have not disabled the file preview feature. The program creates file previews in the background and causes the gui to crash whenever a preview glitches.
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    You could also have too many patterns in your favorites. Sounds crazy but the Designer loads all of your patterns into memory when the program starts.

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    Nope, that is off and has been. Thanks for the idea, which I went and checked on then. Any other ideas for me to try?
    I have been searching in the Forums off and on for the last few weeks too.
    Thanks.
    Greg Luckett
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    I just was reading something you posted a couple of years ago about the Favorites files. I makes me wonder. I am often creating and importing new patterns. Is there some sort of limit on the Favorites?
    Greg Luckett
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    Ummm, maybe 2007? Duh, me, Steve. Thanks for catching it.
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    Steve, where is that Favorites folder hiding. I keep forgetting but can it be edited with Explorer? A while back I had a problem with multiple Favorites showing up in the Pattern selection box, which Connie kindly helped me to correct. It was caused by not installing using the Administrator option.
    Greg Luckett
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckettg View Post
    Steve, where is that Favorites folder hiding. I keep forgetting but can it be edited with Explorer? A while back I had a problem with multiple Favorites showing up in the Pattern selection box, which Connie kindly helped me to correct. It was caused by not installing using the Administrator option.
    Or....by attempting to open the favorites file... You cannot edit this file anywhere other than in Designer. Attempts to open it will cause it to start multiplying like rabbits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckettg View Post
    Steve, where is that Favorites folder hiding. I keep forgetting but can it be edited with Explorer? A while back I had a problem with multiple Favorites showing up in the Pattern selection box, which Connie kindly helped me to correct. It was caused by not installing using the Administrator option.
    The filename is "favorites.mpn" and it resides in c:\users\your user name\carvewright. You can edit it with sqlitebrowser. Just compacting it will probably help. Be sure to make 2 copies. One for backup and one for editing.
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    I deleted a bunch of patterns that I had added. It seemed to behave better but then crashed again. I was moving a pattern using Snap, this time.
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    Greg Luckett
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