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  1. To Dave-in-Decatur and CalS, The blog posts are intended to be an objective description of my experience, so that others can decide for themselves whether the effort is worth it to them - and perhaps avoid a few pitfalls. And to give people a little real world data to estimate the effort required - something I couldn't find online when I started this. It was never intended as a sell job for OneNote. For me, Dark Mode is a deal breaker. And I assume it's pretty important to anyone else reading this thread. I have concluded that Dark Mode on Windows is unlikely to appear anytime soon - in particular, before my hacked Evernote executable stops working. I could be wrong. But, like I said, it's a deal breaker for me. I cannot use a retina-burn-white background, and I decided to get it over with while my hacked version is still working and I had some free time to work on it. And, so far, I'm quite happy with OneNote. It feels comfortable already. And I can use my SPro and pen as a tablet - even record voice sync'ed to the content. It has replaced Livescribe for me. For me, it was worth the time I invested. Others may make different tradeoffs. The blog posts were intended to help people make that tradeoff. Paul Zimmer
  2. I've made the move to OneNote, and I'm very happy with it - wonderful Dark Mode. I wrote a couple of blog posts on why I left and how it went: http://paulzimmer.dreamhosters.com/blog/2018/01/07/evernote-to-onenote-why/ http://paulzimmer.dreamhosters.com/blog/2019/08/21/moving-from-evernote-to-onenote-part-2-the-process/ Adios! Paul Zimmer
  3. Evernote has clearly turned all their attention to the Enterprise market. All sorts of new collaboration capabilities, but still no dark theme. What we need is for an employee (or, better yet, a decision maker) at a Fortune 500 company to say they need this feature to meet their employee ergonomic goals...
  4. I had been using RobertJSawyer's wonderful trick to change the background color. Now it no longer works (before that I used the trick of editing the html, but that disappeared, too).. I used Windows Restore to roll back to an old version of EN. I don't know what to do. I'm completely dependent on EN, but I *cannot* look at bright-white images all day. Please, please, fix this. It can't be that hard. Ideally, we should be able to change background colors arbitrarily. The human brain is well tuned to color. I'll bet most EN engineers use color syntax highlighting for their code. That's because the brain cues on color. A yellow note would mean one thing, a blue one another. Without conscious thought. Wouldn't it be wunnerful. But I can live without that. Just give me some usable alternative to blinding white!!! PLEASE!
  5. Figured out how to get Process Monitor to show me G: accesses, and... the problem vanished. Hang a scope probe on the circuit, and it starts working... I did kill and re-start EN during this process. Maybe that's what fixed it. Anyway, I'll be ready with Process Monitor if it pokes its head up again. Thanks!
  6. The correlation is crystal clear. Click on something in the EN client, edit a note, anything in EN - clickity-clack. Every time. I tried Process Monitor, but I'm having trouble searching for paths starting with "G:\" (the label of my hdd). It seems took a very long time to run, then crashed.
  7. There is only one folder under Tools > Import Folders. This, too, is on the C drive.
  8. I have a 500GB SSD as my main (C) drive, and a 1TB HDD for "overflow". Whenever EN does anything, I can hear the HDD banging away, and it slows EN way down. I checked Tools > Options > General, and it says the local files are at C:\Users\<myusername>\Evernote. I checked and this folder is NOT linked, nor is anything in it linked. Also, I used to run the PC with the HDD unplugged and EN worked fine. That might have been before EN did whatever-it-did to it's local database a while back. Anybody have any idea why EN is banging away on a drive that doesn't contain it's db files?
  9. The enml standard says bgcolor is an accepted option in en-note. I can change "bgcolor=gainsboro" to "bgcolor=LightGray". The enml editor accepts either, and generates a page with a light gray background in the browser, until you try to type something. In the Windows client, the background remains stubbornly white, even before you try to type. Is there anyone out there using background colors successfully in the latest Windows client?
  10. The plot thickens. I used your ping13 link to edit the note. Note contains this: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?><!DOCTYPE en-note SYSTEM "http://xml.evernote.com/pub/enml2.dtd"><en-note bgcolor="gainsboro" style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;"> <br /></en-note> I just changed a single letter, then changed it back to make the tool think I had changed something. Then I clicked on the link to show it in EN. New tab opens (chrome), background is grey. Sync desktop app, bg is white. Back to EN tab in browser - as soon as I type, the bg changes to white. Any ideas? Thanks
  11. Thanks so much for the reply. Does your answer mean that the capability is no longer there, or only that the hack code got scrubbed from notes in my database and could be put back? If the hack still works, can you perhaps point me at your original posting, since I can't remember what I did. I should have clipped it into EN :-)
  12. Several years ago, I used a tip I found online to set the note background. It involved embedding code (html?). I set up a couple of templates, and used those to create new notes when I wanted these background colors. Suddenly, all the background colors are gone! The templates are white, the notes I created from the templates are white, everything is bloody BRIGHT WHITE. What happened? Did EN drop support for this? If so, can I get back to a version that works. That white background is a killer.
  13. It appears the C runtime error might be an apple issue. It affects picasa as well: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/fpAo9t5AC0k
  14. Thanks to all who replied. It seems I had 2 problems. The big green box was solved when I (finally) noticed a box on the EN app itself showing the steps. I clicked the "x" on that and my big green box / little blue box problem went away. After a little googling, and watching carefully on startup, I conclude that the C++ runtime error is caused by EN. It seems there is some note I have that EN doesn't like. I tried deleting everything added since I noticed the problem that came from a web page, emptying trash on both client and web version, switching to a small, simple notebook before shutdown, etc. No joy. I guess I'll live with the C++ runtime error until EN fixes it.
  15. A recent update now causes the client (on windows) to put a big green "box" (not even a proper windows window) on my screen that says "explore evernote in five steps". All but one of the 5 boxes has a strikethrough. I click the only one without strikethrough (in the hope that this act of penance will satisfy), and the big green box is replaced by a little blue one that says "Share a Notebook... blah, blah". This box, too, is not a proper windows window and has no "X" to kill it. No amount of clicking will make it go away. I don't know if this is EN, but something (windows helpfully doesn't say which app) is causing C++ runtime errors. I'm thinking I'll quit allowing EN to update - the updates always seem to introduce some new problem. Search is not particularly painful - the "helpful" little suggestions box won't go away and blocks my view of the app...
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