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Re: panels.ini problem

Subject: Re: panels.ini problem
From: paul marwick
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 16:29:18 +0000
Andrew Borodin wrote:
On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:12:51 +0000 Paul Marwick wrote:
If a panels.ini exists, MC is using it, and reading stored paths from
it. If the panels.ini is removed, or its a fresh installation, a
1-byte panels.ini is created. From that point on, whether 'autosave
changes' is enabled or not, every time MC is started, both panes
display the startup directory.

I've got round the problem on my own machines by copying and
hand-modifying a panels.ini from another installation, but it would
be nice not to have to do that.
Look at http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/1663.
Unfortunately, this option is not documented and not accessable via
any configuration dialog.

Thanks, I had already seen that. It seems to me that the behaviour has
changed with - before that, MC would act as though 'auto save
setup' was still in force, since the path information was saved in
panels.ini. Now, unless there is already a panels.ini, it simply starts
with both panes set to the startup directory.
:) Personally, I'm much rather have the behaviour from the 4.6.x series,
where I could select the right hand pane start directory and save the
settings, as well as turning off autosave setup.

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