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  1. On 10/26/2019 at 4:26 AM, tochilin said:

    When I try to share a note url and open it in a browser

    If you're being blocked in a browser (not the desktop exe), then it sounds like ISP is blocking the URL.

    On 10/26/2019 at 4:26 AM, tochilin said:

    Evernote for Windows 4.6.3.8096

    EeGads! I'm actually surprised that can still connect as I thought Evernote blocked all clients before (shoot, I forget the exact version, but I think) 6.7.

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  2. 13 hours ago, Don Dz said:

    It seems ink cannot be combined with text or other edit elements, is that so?  If so, it seems limited.

    That's true. The Ink editor is a special MS control so it doesn't integrate with the editor window (chrome) at all.


  3. On 10/6/2019 at 11:51 AM, DTLow said:

    Since you brought it up, can you explain how ink notes are stored in Evernote?

    I understand the underlying enml/html code, but that's text based

    I believe this is a Evernote/Windows feature.  I use a Mac/iPad; we can use "ink", but it's stored as a file attachment stored within the note contents

    I don't remember for certain (I'd have to dump out the enml and look), but I think the ink data is also stored as an attachment. Either that, or just a binary-cdata section in the html... (That code all existed before I started there and I never worked on it - except to port the actual inkedit dll from Visual Studio 2005 to VS2010 (I think that was the port...) - I just remember the new compiler triggered some compile errors in the code due to C++11 changes - but that didn't require any knowledge of how we used the control within the editor)


  4. 19 hours ago, gazumped said:

    Hi.  Has this been the case for a while,  or did it appear recently after one of those updates?  Best usual fix is to backup the database folder,  uninstall Evernote,  restart and reinstall.  Meantime Evernote can easily be started from the Start menu,  and if you want to replace that icon,  try right-clicking the icon and 'remove from start menu',  then find the program file in your list of apps and right-click it and 'add to start menu' to replace the shortcut.

    Actually, the fix is easier. Just unpin the blank icon. And re-pin. Officially, Microsoft does not allow access to changing user choices (pinning is one), so the installer doesn't try to do nefarious things like other installers (Firefox!) do. Since the underlying exe has changed, MS no longer considers the previous pin a valid shortcut.

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  5. 15 hours ago, AndreasM said:

    So what crashes did they fix???

    As a previous employee, I'll just say it would be crashes that they could actually reproduce. Not all crashes reported here can be. (And some crashes that are seen in-house can't be either. It's _really_ hard to banish those gremlins when they keep disappearing!)

     

    3 hours ago, gazumped said:

    and I'm getting really good at Fatal Error reports.

    Please, keep those coming. If crashes aren't reported, there's no way they can be fixed...

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  6. 22 hours ago, jefito said:

    while I was working on this:

    I remember that! I owned a number of versions of it. Still like how it determines estimated drive times better than what Google does now... (since it uses, by default, lower speed limits, it effectively accounts for stop lights - which google maps obviously doesn't - since my ETA always slips when I'm caught at a light!)

    (I actually started fulltime AT&T in 89, started as a contractor there in 87)


  7. 21 hours ago, CalS said:

    I was thinking brave with clipper opened to work account and chrome with clipper opened to home account,

    When I worked at EN, that's pretty much what I did. Company stuff was via Chrome. Personal stuff (EN included) was via Firefox. (The Win client was pointing at either my company account or, more usually, test accounts)


  8. 22 hours ago, jefito said:

    though I didn't figured that the registry would be the problem

    I'm pretty sure that was the last thing done during shutdown. Obviously making sure the database is properly closed is the highest priority!

    22 hours ago, jefito said:

    but sometimes the rules take a back seat to expediency

    Guess I'm pretty lucky at this point in my career - my bosses usually listen to me when I say it's worth taking the extra time now! Age (and experience) do still count for something in our world! (mumblemumble young whippersnappers and their framework-of-the-week mumble...)


  9. 17 hours ago, jefito said:

    Rebooting to me means shutting down and restarting ones computer. If that's what they're doing, then I'd guess that that accomplishes the same thing as File/Exit.

    Except that the clean shutdown process with EN sometimes takes longer than the time Windows allows when it's rebooting. End result - the registry settings don't properly get flushed. (Ever tried debugging a program during shutdown? Yeah, it's a problem... 🤣)

    Before I left, I was working on a "stealth" project to always write the settings to the registry when they changed. That change was getting big/scary. Design advise: Never allow direct access to member variables in a C++ class.

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  10. As @jefito mentioned - use Task Manager. Every time I've seen EN not start when I try to, it's because of a hung process. Killing the existing EN processes allows things to return to normal. (The monitoring process gets very confused when EN crashes - the lock (global mutex) doesn't get cleaned up so when another instance tries to start, it goes "Oh, I'm already running - bye!")


  11. 12 hours ago, jefito said:

    Maybe a security issue?

    Pretty sure that's why. Say I create a note. Embed a link to a local exe (that you have too - like format.exe) and share that note.

    3 hours ago, gazumped said:

    Though I did try a link to a batch file "temp.bat" which included some links to executables and Evernote seemed quite happy to run a batch file without any further prompts,  so that might be a work-around...

    Sounds like somehow 'bat' didn't make it into the extension check list...  @RMorgan, maybe all types listed in $PATHEXT should be added to that check...

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  12. On 9/11/2019 at 1:48 PM, jefito said:

    There's really no separate note types.

    Well... :lol:

    Ink notes are... And other apps can create different "types" like the old Food app, imported Business Cards, etc. (The video, audio, and screen shot notes are really just regular notes)

    But, in general, you're correct...


  13. On 9/10/2019 at 8:48 AM, Casper001 said:

    Just one more reason why I like this forum. 🙂

    From my Startup apps list I do see CCleaner (autostart = low impact) and "Evernote web clipper" and "Evernote tray application". Autostart impact for web clipper = medium and tray application is high. Even Google Backup and Sync = high impact. Does it slow my laptop/desktop down? No. 

    Anyway, the question is not about CCleaner (but your note on CCleaner is well noted). If the Evernote application is not listed under Startup apps, where on Windows 10 can you find these then? Perhaps the registry? Not even listed here: "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"

    Gosh, my bad. I cannot even see Evernote (other than the tray application and web clipper) in CCleaner either. So I have no idea where this setting is stored on Windows 10.

    It  uses the shortcut-in-the-startup folder method. Windows 10 no longer makes that visible - it's in the `AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup` folder.

    edit: Guess I should have read to the bottom before posting! :lol:

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