In RM9 Settings I select “Open last closed file” and then I close RM9. Next time I start RM it doesn’t automatically open the last closed file, nstead I must select the DB to open, and when I check Settings I find that my check mark is gone. I don’t see anything on the screen which suggests I must save my selection. Why doesn’t it retain my selection and act upon it when I next open RM9?
This has never been a problem that I have seen with Windows or MacOS - others may comment.
- Make sure that your target rmtree is open.
- Program Settings - tick the “Open last database when starting RootsMagic”.
Save settings is not required and on starting RM9 the target file will open. I would check that your folder settings are OK i.e. Data folder, something like, /Users/user/Documents/Rootsmagic where user is yourself.
Well, there is a problem!!
I went through various opening/saving/closing actions and duplicated your issue.
Tick the “Open last database when starting RootsMagic”
When you close out of Program Settings > Home > Open File i.e. your target preference > then close RM9 > your Program Setting should be saved.
For many of RM’s screens, it’s very fuzzy to me exactly when the Save of a change takes place. Some screens have a Check Mark icon that does an immediate change and some screens do not have the Check Mark icon. When there is no Check Mark icon, I suspect but don’t know for sure that the change actually happens when you switch to a different screen.
For example, I’m wondering if you checked that feature in RM and then exited immediately. If so, then RM might have exited without saving the change. But I really am wondering and guessing. I don’t know for sure.
If I were in your situation, I would probably set the option and then go to another main tab such as the main People tab on the left side of the screen. Then I would go back and look at the option again. It the option was still set at that time, I suspect I would be ok. If the option was not still set at that time, I would probably open a trouble ticket with the RM HelpDesk.
Thank you Jerry, that worked. In other words, you must do something else for this option to be saved. But now there’s a similar problem with the location where the backups should go. RM9 wants to put them on the C drive, in the C:\Users\userid\OneDrive\Documents folder, but I’ve been changing that to a folder on the D drive each time I do a backup. For some reason it doesn’t remember this D drive folder. The only place I can see to specify this location is in the backup dialog itself. Any ideas?
And just to clarify, I did follow the “do something else” procedure to get RM to remember this D drive backup location. In other words I did a backup (not part of a shutdown) to the new location, then I did something else, and then I went into the backup dialog again, and it had not remembered the new location.
Settings => Folder Settings => Backup Folder.
Set the backup folder to the appropriate folder on your D: drive.
It’s actually worth taking a few minutes early in your RM9 career to visit all the settings available on the main Settings tab. It doesn’t take very long,
Do be aware that there are only a few settings available when there is no database open. These settings are in effect for all your databases.
When there is a database open, there are additional settings that are available. These settings are only for the database which is currently open and these settings can be different for each database.
Thank you again Jerry. I didn’t realize there were multiple categories within Settings. I’ll look through all of them.
I didn’t say it, it was implied, but I want to make it explicit. I did what you said and it worked!