Lost settings ???
elb at pidgin.im
Fri Feb 29 12:59:46 EST 2008
Etan Reisner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:16:18AM +0100, David Balazic wrote:
> > I just noticed this in my pidgin 2.3.1 that I use for months:
> > - smooth scrooling os turen on, even if I am 99% sure I turned it off
> > - my picture disappeared, it is the default unset/empty
> > - buddy list windw position got reset to top left corner. I always had it
> > in the right side of the screen a few pixels below the top.
> > - the timestamp format plugin is turned off, even if I enabled it a few days
> > ago (when we had the conversation about time formatting)
> This sounds like your prefs.xml file got corrupted, why I have no idea,
> you can check to see if you have a prefs.xml.save file in your .purple
> directory and see if it contains the settings you think it should. But if
> you can recreate your preferences the way you want you may not need to do
> anything. If you recently added any plugins, or changed any sound file
> locations, or changed the location for your buddy icon those might be the
Note that we are aware of at least one case where Vista did something
unreasonable with files we had written, which led to a similar
behavior (accounts.xml, in that case). In that instance, the computer
had been shut down un-gracefully (I don't know if it locked up, or the
power cord was kicked out, or what).
It's hard to program defensively against egregious bugs in the
*operating system*. :-P
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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