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Find - Disappeared
« on: December 09, 2023, 12:10:55 AM »
Hi Kirk,

The option to "Find" has disappeared.
Any idea?

(I have tried restarting and holding down the "right" mouse button during start-up.

Thanks

Windows 11, PM v5

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2023, 01:25:29 PM »
The option to "Find" has disappeared.
Any idea?

(I have tried restarting and holding down the "right" mouse button during start-up.

What options are on your Edit menu in PM5?

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2023, 09:30:02 PM »
Hi Kirk,
Thanks for responding.
Not sure how to answer your question.
To use the "Find" function, I use Edit/Find.
The usual options screen is no longer visible.
(Screenshot attached of Edit Menu)

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2023, 11:39:17 AM »
So when you choose the Find... item on the Edit menu, you get no Find panel appearing?  Do you get an error?

Or am I completely missing what the issue is?

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2023, 08:14:39 PM »
Hi Kirk,

Correct.

The Find panel is not visible. No error messages. Everything else works.
Maybe I should re-install it?

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2023, 12:42:56 AM »
Just to let you know ....

I re-installed PM5, re-started the computer .... and nothing changed. Odd

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2023, 10:34:53 AM »
Have you ever opened Photo Mechanic on a second monitor or changed the resolution of your monitor? It's been a while since I've experienced this, but I believe that there is or was an issue (it may have been fixed in Photo Mechanic 6, but I'm not sure) where a window's position can be saved in a location that is off-screen.

In my testing, the window position was saved in the registry key (I deleted the Photo Mechanic registry key after moving the Find window and the window went back to its default location). If you know where to find these and how to reset them, I would recommend doing that. If you're not sure, please give us a call at 503-547-2888, as it's simpler to walk through it over the phone.

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2024, 10:09:13 AM »
PMv5 - Windows 11

Hi again Kirk,

Back to the missing FIND PANEL.

Haven’t thought about it for a while, but now need to search keywords on a few thousand photos.

Just in case, I downloaded and re-installed PM5 … but the problem remains the same.

To be specific, EDIT/FIND fails to provide the options window. (Missing Find Panel).

You asked this question “Have you ever opened Photo Mechanic on a second monitor or changed the resolution of your monitor? “ … The answer is NO.

You mentioned the REGISTRY EDITOR. It has been located.

What shall I do with it.

Thanks

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Re: Find - Disappeared
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2024, 12:24:39 PM »
To reset Photo Mechanic's Registry Keys in the Registry Editor, first make sure Photo Mechanic is not running. Go to the Run option and enter regedit to open the Registry Editor. Go to the following location :
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Camera Bits, Inc -> Photo Mechanic

Right-click the Photo Mechanic folder name and then click the Export option to backup the current keys ( in case you need to restore them ).
Now you can right-click the Photo Mechanic folder name and then click the Delete option. Close the Registry Editor window and then start Photo Mechanic. Go to the Edit menu and then click Preferences to check your settings. You might need to reset the path to Photoshop on the Launching page as well as Caching and other settings.

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