Things like this can happen when the monitor configuration is changed. Most
often, repositioning dual monitors is the action that confused FH. I assume
that since you quote the prefs file as being "FHprefs.txt" that you are
Macromedia Recommend Procedure:
The only safe fix is to uninstall and reinstall. If you have created any
custom libraries (Styles, Colors, ...) you may wish to make a copy of the
appropriate sub-folders of "...\FreeHand 9\Engish\" before you uninstall.
You can then copy the contents of these old folders into the new ones after
the reinstall. Note to users of FH10.0.1 and newer (any MM app that has a
"First Run" folder in its language ("English", ...) folder): Don't make
copies like this; the newer FH's use these folders differently. Simply run
the Uninstaller and answer "No" when asked if you want to remove the
personal settings files.
No Life Guards On Duty - Swim At Your Own Risk and Please Don't Pet the
If you are perfectly comfortable swimming in a pool of gasoline with a lit
candle between your teeth then you could try editing the Registry. You would
want to delete the following key:
This will reset the location of may dialogs within FH. It will also reset
the default path and default format used by all Open/Save/Import/Export
dialogs. If you are even more Registry savy you could delete only the
"EditGuidesDlgPosition" entry found in the key, above, and avoid resetting
any other dialogs.
If you make a mistake while editing the Registry it can not be "undone".
When you make an edit, the change happens immediately without any "save" or
"update" confirmation. You can very, very easily, with only 2-3 key strokes,
damage the Registy to the extent that Windows, itself, will have to be
reinstalled. I've seen highly skilled programming engineers make mistakes
that forces an OS reinstall. Personally, my worst mistakes have required
only 1-2 hours of uninstalling, reinstalling, and manual Registry editing to
fix and I'm the FH Design and QA Team lead for things involving the Windows
Registry and use the Registry Editor several times a day.
David W Gangwisch
Software Design Engineer - FreeHand
"Dritalei" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
news:btgkih$qo9$1forums.macromedia.com...somewhere outside me screen. Running a 2 monitor system on my comp.> Never had this problem before, but no FH9 displays the Edit Guides Boxnot having this problem, I have restarted the machine...>
> Have tried to delete FHprefs.txt, imported settings from another machine>
> Any good ideas, except re-installing FH9?