No beach ball. I just can't click on any buttons or menu items within PhotoMechanic or the ingest dialog. The laptop continues to run other open programs just fine and PM runs fine again once restarted.
No audible beep sound? Pressing escape doesn't leave the Ingest dialog either?
Yeah, it beeps like mad on every click and keypress
Pretty sure ESC does nothing. I don't remember specifically trying it but I'm sure I did on the off chance that some dialog is hidden and needed to be escaped. I'll try tomorrow night.
This may be a solution for you: It is unusual to need to pick a primary destination for each Ingest operation. Instead think of the Primary and Secondary destination as 'root' folders and use the folder naming feature in Ingest (either by using variables or by typing in a new ingest subfolder). You won't need to pick a different folder with the "Open dialog" anymore.
The folder naming feature is quite powerful via variables alone and when used in conjunction with Code Replacement can do just about any kind of folder naming you can imagine.
I'll do some thinking on it but my first thought is that I'm not positive that helps. Here's my workflow, hopefully it's not too confusing:
- 20170403 Rockets
- BG Sent
- MA Sent
- MA Photoshare Only
- Photoshare Sent
- Tethered Sent
Every quarter I get 4 flash cards, each card goes into one of the following directories: BG, MA, MA Photoshare Only, Tethered
Files in BG and Tethered are copied to Photoshare and renamed and an IPTC pad applied using a Snapshot for both the copy dialog and IPTC dialog for one photographer.
Files in MA and MA Photoshare Only are copied to Photoshare and renamed and an IPTC pad applied using a second Snapshot for both the copy dialog and IPTC dialog for the other photographer.
Photoshare gets uploaded to the Suns Photo archive then moved into Photoshare Sent.
BG and MA are uploaded to the NBA without any caption or renaming and then moved into their respective Sent directories.
MA Photoshare Only is moved into MA Sent.
Tethered is moved into Tethered Sent because those files get transferred to the NBA wirelessly.
Guess it might work if I create new directories for each card I upload. That would alleviate the need to use the Primary Destination but may cause confusion with so many directories floating around.
I'll think about it more and maybe give it a try tomorrow.