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VW2009 and Service Pack 2 / [Still no] track pad fix

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I won't harp about this. It didn't help much last time when Service Pack 1 came out. I am just wondering when, if ever, there will be a fix for the zooming in and out using the Macbook Pro track pad and having the drawing regenerate correctly.

Edited by Jeffrey W Ouellette

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To remedy the zooming situation on MacBooks and MackBook Pros, download the attached file. Rename it "TrackPad_Fix_Pref.vss".

After Service Pack 2 has been installed, please run the VectorScript file from the Menu Bar command "Tools > Scripts > Run VectorScript...". Select the .vss file.

This will create a new setting in your VW user preference file and assign the appropriate value to remedy the situation... At least it worked for me an my 2006 17" MacBook Pro...

Edited by Jeffrey W Ouellette

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Jeffrey

Could you possibly post a link (on the SP2 announcement that I can't reply to) a link to the installation notes (rather than release notes). I skipped past a comment/warning about installing Nvidia driver more recent than June 2008 before my brain had time to realise that it referenced a potentially important link. And I am no longer able to find the reference.

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strangely, when I try to run this script via Tools > Scripts > Run VectorScript...,

I cannot select it (item is greyed out)

and yes, it is renamed as in the message above.

N.B. I am able to run the script only with the ".txt" extension, item remains greyed out with the extension ".vs"

This script remedies the redraw after zooming issue on my MacPro tower referenced in post:

http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=112442#Post112442

Edited by dtheory

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yes, .vss or .txt both work fine but not .vs

one can easily create a new file in simpletext with the contents

SetPref(10002,TRUE);

AlrtDialog('done');

save as whatever... in my case it was zoom_fix.vss

I added the alert dialog to confirm that the script has executed

Edited by dtheory

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Jeffrey... the script doesn't work on a Macbook, intel core 2 duo. Any suggestions?

Edited by Mr. Gog

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Tested again... with the done dialog (To be sure)... doesn't work.

Maybe it's something related to the video card (intel, 144mb, shared)

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Jeffrey... the script doesn't work on a Macbook, intel core 2 duo.

How do you know?

OK, here's another script:

MESSAGE(GETPREF(10002));

If it returns TRUE, the script has worked - which does not mean that it would have had the desired effect...

Apologies for flippancy. I'll go and install the SP into my MacBook.

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Rub?n,

Another way to verify is to look in the "SavedSettings.xml" file in "username > Library > Application Support > Vectorworks > 2009 > Settings" folder. The xml file can be opened with TextEdit. Scroll to almost the bottom of the file and look for the lines

1

If it is there, good. Try quitting and restarting VW.

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Ian,

I just talked to the Engineer who fixed this issue, also.

Download the same script, but change the value in the script from 10002 to 10003.

Rename the script "Win_Nvidia_Fix.vss" and run it.

This is ONLY for Windows users. This does NOT apply to Mac users.

Edited by Jeffrey W Ouellette

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Jeffrey... the script doesn't work on a Macbook, intel core 2 duo.

How do you know?

OK, here's another script:

MESSAGE(GETPREF(10002));

If it returns TRUE, the script has worked - which does not mean that it would have had the desired effect...

Apologies for flippancy. I'll go and install the SP into my MacBook.

actually tried your suggestion just for giggles... returned "false"

checked the xml file, definitely read "

1

"

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I tried to downlaod the file you suggested, but I click on the link, a new page opens with

SetPref(10002,TRUE);

AlrtDialog('done');

Is this the script? What am I doing wrong?

Edited by kelrock

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Jeffery, I clicked on the "attachment" link which opened a new page with only this:

SetPref(10002,TRUE);

AlrtDialog('done');

I copied this, opened Textedit and pasted it and saved it as:

TrackPad_Fix_Pref.vss

I then ran Vectorscript and it only gave me an error report. Any ideas?

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I think you are saving it as rtf. Must be a txt file.

Edited by Mr. Gog

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I just want to say in public "thank you" to Jeffrey. He was able to assist and fix the problem with my Macbook Pro's track pad. Thank you.

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Concerning the trackpad correction for the MacBook Pro I have the same problem and issues in trying to download the proper link and procedure to follow with this trackpad script. Why is t so convoluted?

Can somebody explain it in very simple and clear steps what has to be done?

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This is the script.

SetPref(10002,TRUE);

AlrtDialog('done');

Copy and paste into a new document and follow Jeffrey's instructions on running the script.

Edited by Jeffrey W Ouellette

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