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« Reply #30 on: 2017 August 05 07:54:48 »
Thank you for your hard work!

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« Reply #31 on: 2017 August 05 08:22:09 »
However, complete documentation on each new process is really the best way to go.
Geoff

Unfortunately, the problem is always one of 'human resources'. Either the new tools can be developed, and released 'now' - without complete documentation, or, the new tools, and complete documentation are released in a couple of years.

Is it worthwhile starting a new Poll here to ask what the majority of users would prefer  :)  :-\ ?

Let's allow the dust to settle, see what Juan et al manage to put together, see what tutorial videos get released, and then look at what might still need to be done thereafter.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #32 on: 2017 August 05 09:33:49 »
MORE stuff to learn  sigh...

thanks for the updates! 

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« Reply #33 on: 2017 August 05 11:41:09 »
Awesome work!  Any update on SHO-AIP?

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #34 on: 2017 August 05 12:00:00 »
Sad to say after installing 1.8.5 over the previous version and even after rebooting, i am not able to get any of the top menus to pull down.  The menu title highlights but there are no menus.

Running windows 10.

Unless there is something im missing i guess ill have to revert back to the previous version.

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« Reply #35 on: 2017 August 05 12:58:15 »
As always, try the 'last resort' solution:
Uninstall current version of PixInsight
Re-boot PC (preferably with a power-cycle included)
Ensure that you are logged in with Administrator privileges
Re-Install PixInsight v1.8.5 - but do not attempt to 'run now' at the end of the install process
Run PixInsight from an appropriate Desktop / Start Menu / Task Bar shortcut

Let us know if you are still having issues, but I hope this helps.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #36 on: 2017 August 06 04:54:48 »
Are there new hardware-limitations with PI 1.8.5?
I installed 1.8.5 on two machines:
AMD Phenom II X4 925, 8 GiB RAM, 4 Cores, Win 7 Home Premium 64bit and
ThinkPad T500, Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 8 GiB Ram, 2 Cores, Windows 7 Prof. 64bit.
On the newer AMD-machine PI seems to run without problems.
But when I try to start PI 1.8.5 on the older ThinkPad PI is always crashing during "creating workspaces".
PI 1.8.4 is running without problems on this machine.

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« Reply #37 on: 2017 August 06 13:52:49 »
Have you monitored your sustem's available resources as you load PixInsight? Could it just be that the older machine cannot handle the extra demands of v1.8.5?

You could try re-booting the PC from cold, and then running Windows PerfMon - using PerfMon to graph CPU Core usage and RAM allocation. Whilst that graph is running, boot into PixInsight and keep an eye on the PerfMon graph as it loads up.

What happens in PerfMon as PixInsight reaches its 'fall over' point?
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #38 on: 2017 August 06 18:12:24 »
I had this same problem after the install, but I have now re-booted Windows 10 and drag and drop from Windows Explorer works again I also use FileBoss that is also fine.

Mike
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I noticed that drag and drop does work ok entirely within PI itself and within the File Explorer. It's just the external Windows Explorer dragging files into PI that doesn't seem to work for me.

That's weird. Dragging from desktop file browsers works without problems on all platforms, including of course Windows Explorer. We have tested this on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Ok, good to know. I haven't had a chance to reboot yet, I'll try this weekend.

It looks like it was the instance that ran from the installer. Seems that runs under administrator, so different user contexts. I use PI so much I don't often close it, but once closing it then reopening it, it seemed to work fine.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #39 on: 2017 August 07 03:40:18 »
Hi Kayron,

Thank you again for your hard work. Just a question - is the future development for mosaic construction supposed to be as or more effective than APP's current implementation? I ask because admittedly, APP's mosaic construction capabilities are very impressive and succeeds 100% where PixInsight struggles quite a lot.

As you surely know if you have been following my past behavior, with very few and very special exceptions, I never compare PixInsight to other applications, or make public comments about other applications. Elegance is very important for me, and I am always concerned about the possibility to lose it.

If you want to know if the new mosaic construction tools will work well and reliably, then the answer is that I hope so. The same applies to the new background modeling tool, etc. I can only guarantee one thing: I always put all the hard work I am capable of and all my best to humbly do my work. If that is not enough for somebody, then I am sorry but that's all I can offer. You will never read from me things like "I am better", "I know more", "I can do more", "my ideas are better", etc. If you expect to read something like that here, then you are on the wrong forum, and definitely I am the wrong person.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #40 on: 2017 August 07 05:18:35 »
Sad to say after installing 1.8.5 over the previous version and even after rebooting, i am not able to get any of the top menus to pull down.  The menu title highlights but there are no menus.

Running windows 10.

Unless there is something im missing i guess ill have to revert back to the previous version.

Similar issue on my old notebook, Acer M5 from 2013  - screen resolution 1366x768,  All is OK until i switch to full screen. Menu stop to open.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #41 on: 2017 August 07 08:58:05 »
Congratulations Juan! Now you can breathe some fresh air and play some music again. Congrats too, to Vicent, etc. I look forward to delving in as time permits! Just a quick response to a couple of comments- Springer won't even consider a 2nd edition to the book for another two years, but as Niall surmises, as I'm able, the improvements will be documented in tutorial form at www.ip4ap.com. Meantime, I think capable folks like the PTeam, Kayron, and perhaps Harry will shed some light on the new features. Lastly Juan, you are indeed "elegant" and a gentleman, and we appreciate you.   
Best always, Warren

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« Reply #42 on: 2017 August 07 09:19:46 »
Hi Warren,

Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate it a lot. Yes, it's been too much work for too many months. Sorry for being so unresponsive again, but I really have had no time for any kind of outside activities. As for playing guitar again, yeah, I'm restarting my musical activity right now after so many months working too much. I am very eager to meet my six (and twelve) strings again as soon as possible, and also want to set up a new online collection (I'll let you know). How about your sax and flute?
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #43 on: 2017 August 07 09:22:28 »
Sad to say after installing 1.8.5 over the previous version and even after rebooting, i am not able to get any of the top menus to pull down.  The menu title highlights but there are no menus.

Running windows 10.

Unless there is something im missing i guess ill have to revert back to the previous version.

Similar issue on my old notebook, Acer M5 from 2013  - screen resolution 1366x768,  All is OK until i switch to full screen. Menu stop to open.

Please note that this bug is now fixed. I am going to release a new version ASAP, hopefully tomorrow. See the original bug report:

https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=11284.0

In the meanwhile, the workaround is simple: just don't use full screen mode.
Juan Conejero
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #44 on: 2017 August 07 11:37:46 »
What is the version number for 1.8.5 as listed in the PI "About" menu?