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About pdmike

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  1. I don't care for the default, background map color of FSX (black). I go into Windows/Options and I can change it to some other color scheme that I like better, but I don't seem to be able to make the preferred color scheme "stick," i.e., when I close FSC and then open it again, we are right back to the default, black background on the map. There is a tab at the top of the Options screen that invites you to Save the Theme. I click on that, but the black background is right back again whenever I reopen FSX. I checked the manual as thoroughly as I know how to on this issue, and could not find anything on saving changed themes except the statement that you can save them - but the reality seems to be that you cannot. Any thoughts?
  2. Thank you. I certainly intend to do so. In the meantime, however, I would hope that perhaps some other poster(s) here might be able to answer my question. I think it's a pretty straightforward answer for one who is familiar with FSCommander.
  3. I have downloaded, installed and registered the latest version of FSCommander. I have FSUIPC installed, registered and listed as an Add-On in my FSX main menu. I am ready to go! And I don't have the slightest idea what to do now. Well, it isn't all that bad. But I do badly need some basic orientation. I am an old FSNavigator user, so that will influence much of what I expect from FSC. FSNav ran witnin FS. You would open up FS and punch a hot key, which would toggle FSNav on and off. You could go back and forth between FS and FSNav with just the rouch of a key. My basic question is - will I be able to do the same with FSCommander? If not, how does the intnerreaction between FS and FSCommander work? That's enough for now - but don't worry, I have many more questions . . . .
  4. Thanks, Tom! Of course - a tiny, little British flag way in the upper left. How could I not have deciphered that? Don'tcha just love computers? Of course, nothing is ever easy. I was able to complete the order in English. After I had paid, I went to my email to get the registration number. Of course, the email was entirely in German. The only number I could see in there turned out to be the order number, not the registration code. WTF??? I will wait a reasonable amount of time - somethimes it takes a bit of time for a registration email to arrive. What did I do - forget to click on something just before placing the order? All of the pages I had to go through, including the last one, were in English. Final edit note: What a flipping hassle! Finally got it solved. In case you are interested: the email never came, at least nothing in English. I went back and re-read instructions. In fine print, it says I could also get my registration code from My Account at the simFlight store. I went in there and got it. The first time I tried it, it didn't work, of course ("Invliad data entry"). With curses rebounding off the wall, I tried it again. This time it said registration was successful. I have yet to actually open up FS Commander - if things keep going the way they have been, it will probably say my version is still unregistered. Hope not. (Opened it. It says it's registered to me. Whew!) Thanks for your help. You got me on the track that ultimately solved the problem. Appreciate it much!
  5. Was ist los? That's about all the German I know, which makes it very hard for me to register my newly-downloaded copy of FS Commander, because the registration link provided on the main page of the FS Commander takes me to a Web site that is COMPLETELY IN GERMAN. This looks like the kind of navigation program I am after. I am more than happy to "register" (i.e., pay for) it. Happy to do so, as soon as I can figure out how to do it IN ENGLISH. What do I have to do? Edit Note: I tried Googling "How do I register FS Commander in English?" It starts out OK - the opening page is in English. I can say I want to buy it and then proceed to Checkout. Once I get to checkout, however, everything is in German. Frustrating. Really need some help on this one.
  6. How can I avoid having to select a country, a state, a city and an airport every time I open up FSC? There has to be a way to do that, but I have been uable to find it yet. I would like to have LAX selected every time I open FSC.
  7. Thanks so much. Went there, did that, have the full product. Too bad they don't tell you where to go to get the registration key in the download instructions. Oh well . . .
  8. Here is what I have now: I was instructed that the Installer would instal an FSC directory directly onto C drive, provided I set it to do that, which I did. I don't see any FSC directory anywhere on C drive. In fact, it is not there. All I have is this "Flightplan" directory on C drive. There is a sub-folder under Flightplan, titled FSC and you can see what is in that sub-folder (on the right). I searched all of the other sub-folder's under Flightplan. Most of them are empty. Of those that have something in them, an .exe file is not part of the contents. Where is the Database folder? I can't find that anywhere either. I right-clicked on the shortcut for the db manager and clicked on Properties. It says the target is "FSC." ????? Edit Note: I have uninstalled FS Commander and am re-installing it. I'm thinking I may have checked a wrong box or failed to check a correct box during the first installation. Stand by . . . They say a good test for intelligence is to stand a person in front of a bathtub, give them a thimble and a bucket and tell them to empty the tub as quickly as possible. If they use the thimble, they are stupid. If they use the bucket, they are stupid. What they need to do is pull the plug in the tub. Why do I mention this? I reinstalled FSC-FX. I still could not find it anywhere on C drive by using Windows Explorer. What I wanted to do was create a shortcut for my desktop. Heck, all I wanted to do was OPEN it. I agonized over this for probably several hours today. Then it occurred to me - don't use a thimble, don't use a bucket, just click on Start/All Programs and see if it's in there. It is. I am able to open it. A shortcut has been created on my desktop. Life is good. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to use it. (Still unanswered is the question of why there is no FSC directory on my C drive and why no .exe file appears anywhere in what appears to be the only folders I have on my computer relating to this program. Oh well.)
  9. I purchased FSUIPC a LONG time ago for use with a Pre-Historic version of FS, i.e., I am starting over again as if I never paid for or registered any version of FSUIPC. So I download and install, no problem. FSUIPC is duly installed as an add-on in my FSX application. Registering is a problem, however, because when I tell the Installer to go ahead and register, I am presented with a screen that wants my name and email address (once again, no problem) but also wants a registration key. How do I get a registration key?
  10. I have installed FSC 9.5 and I have run Database Manager. Now, I would like to start FSC up and see what it's all about. I can't find the .exe file anywhere. FSX appears on my hard drive as: C/Flightplan. I am running Windows 7. I'm pretty sure I followed instructions for installing properly. Where are they hiding the FSC.exe file?
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