Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 13:24:01 -0700
Reply-To: Sharon Osborn Popp <osbornpo@ASU.EDU>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Sharon Osborn Popp <osbornpo@ASU.EDU>
Organization: Arizona State University
Subject: Re: Bug fix for ghost syntax window for NT4.0 and SPSS 7.5??
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Sharon Osborn Popp wrote:
> Rob McKinley wrote:
> > Sharon Osborn Popp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >I have started using SPSS 7.5 Windows NT 4.0 and have a problem opening
> > >syntax windows. When I open a syntax window (either new, existing file,
> > >or pasting) I get a "ghost" window that only shows the title bar and
> > >border. It disappears if I grab the data editor window and sweep it
> > >over the screen, but NT still thinks it exists (there is an icon on my
> > >task bar as if it is still there). The tech support folks told me that
> > >this is a bug with a "work-around"; the work-around is to open a first
> > >syntax window (which should supposedly work correctly) and maximize the
> > >window - then all subsequent windows should be OK. The problem is, that
> > >I don't even get a normal FIRST syntax window anymore. I even tried
> > >reinstalling SPSS. (I have Service Pack 2 for NT4.0)
> > >
> > >If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >Sharon Osborn Popp
> > >Research Assistant, Modeling Research
> > >Department of Physics and Astronomy
> > >Arizona State University
> > >PO Box 871504
> > >Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
> > Sharon,
> > This can occur if the persistent properties for the syntax window
> > somehow got screwed up. They're stored in the registry between
> > sessions.
> > Try the following:
> > - shut down SPSS
> > - start up the registry editor.
> > - go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SPSS\SPSS For Windows\7.0\Syntax
> > - there should be a folder called Window Properties. Click on it.
> > - press delete. This will _remove_ the persistent window properties
> > for the syntax window. You could also just rename it.
> > - restart SPSS.
> > Hope this helps.
> > Rob
> Thank you, Rob.
> Your suggestion worked, but only when I am logged in as the
> administrator! This doesn't seem to help if I log back in as myself.
> For now, I am able to continue logging in as administrator, but I was
> wondering what to do for a multiuser system? (Two people on our network
> use SPSS - we have two site licenses through Ariz. State Univ. - the
> other individual also continues to have trouble with the ghost window.)
> I'm guessing that there must be a way to delete the the window
> properties for users other than the "current user". Any suggestions,
> before I try to explain this to the real administrator?
> Thanks again - at least I'm getting some work done!
> Sharon Osborn Popp
> Research Assistant, Modeling Instruction
> Department of Physics and Astronomy
> Arizona State University
> P.O.Box 871504
> Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
Please ignore my previous post - I was not aware that each "current
user" can change their own registry "current user" stuff! Rob
McKinley's suggestion works just fine, no matter who is the user.