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Tools Panel AWOL - Macromedia Freehand

I have recently been abandoned by my Freehand10 Tools Panel. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software. I have gone to Macromedia>Freehand>English folders and deleted the Fhprefs.txt file in order to restore the panel to its default status. No deal. I?ve gone through the standard Window>Toolbar and Window>Tools?no dice. I've also tried Ctl + 7 to restore the Tools Panel to no avail. Can anyone help me restore my beloved Tools Panel? The OS I'm using is Windows 98. Thanks to all in advance. Tim0511...

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    Default Tools Panel AWOL

    I have recently been abandoned by my Freehand10 Tools Panel. I have uninstalled
    and reinstalled the software. I have gone to Macromedia>Freehand>English
    folders and deleted the Fhprefs.txt file in order to restore the panel to its
    default status. No deal.

    I?ve gone through the standard Window>Toolbar and Window>Tools?no dice.

    I've also tried Ctl + 7 to restore the Tools Panel to no avail.

    Can anyone help me restore my beloved Tools Panel? The OS I'm using is Windows
    98.

    Thanks to all in advance.

    Tim0511

    Tim0511 Guest

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    Default Re: Tools Panel AWOL

    hi tim, if you find your tool panel let me know how you did it as mine is missing in action too! thanks

    Da_Deva
    da_deva Guest

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    Default Re: Tools Panel AWOL

    Hey tim , i got mine back finally by using method of deleting this file

    Windows - C:\Program Files\Macromedia\FreeHand [#]\English\FHprefs.txt

    if this doesn't work try one of the following, good luck!!!

    There are several things that can be done to restore the missing toolbar. To
    recover, try these three options (in the order listed):

    Look around the edge of the screen for a small piece of the edge of a toolbar.
    If found, try dragging it back to the desired location.
    Delete the Toolbar settings file. Exit or Quit FreeHand prior to trying this
    option.
    FreeHand MX
    Windows - C:\Doents and Settings\[username]\Application
    Data\Macromedia\FreeHand MX\11\English\Settings\ToolBars\Tools.set
    Macintosh OS? X - [harddrive] > Users > [username] > Library > Application
    Support > Macromedia > FreeHand MX > 11 > English > Settings > Toolbars >
    Toolbars
    Macintosh OS 9 - [harddrive] > System Folder > Application Support >
    Macromedia > FreeHand MX > 11 > English > Settings > Toolbars > Toolbars
    FreeHand 10.0.1 (Windows only)
    C:\Doents and Settings\[username]\Application
    Data\Macromedia\FreeHand\10\English\Settings\ToolB ars
    FreeHand 10.0 and earlier
    Windows - C:\Program Files\Macromedia\FreeHand
    [#]\English\Settings\ToolBars\Tools.set
    Macintosh - [harddrive] > Applications > FreeHand [X] > English > Settings >
    Toolbars > Toolbars
    Delete the Application preferences. Exit or Quit FreeHand prior to trying this
    option.
    FreeHand MX
    Windows - C:\Doents and Settings\[username]\Application
    Data\Macromedia\FreeHand MX\11\English\Settings\FHprefs.txt
    Macintosh OS? X - [harddrive] > Users > [username] > Library > Application
    Support > Macromedia > FreeHand MX > 11 > English > Settings > Preferences
    Macintosh OS 9 - [harddrive] > System Folder > Application Support >
    Macromedia > FreeHand MX > 11 > English > Settings > Preferences
    FreeHand 10.0.1 (Windows only)
    C:\Doents and Settings\[username]\Application
    Data\Macromedia\FreeHand\10\English\Settings\FHpre fs.txt
    FreeHand 10.0 and earlier
    Windows - C:\Program Files\Macromedia\FreeHand [#]\English\FHprefs.txt
    Macintosh - [harddrive] > Applications > FreeHand [#] > English > Preferences


    da_deva Guest

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    Default Re: Tools Panel AWOL

    Do either of you use mulitpul monitors, or a laptop that once had a dual
    monitor setup? I was missing my tools palet until I setup on my dual monitor
    and the palet was on the other monitor. This has happened with many dialogue
    boxes and I think it's a win XP problem.

    Mark

    mapperman Guest

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    Default Re: Tools Panel AWOL

    Thanks da Diva, I had the same problem. That solved the issue. I
    inadvertently dragged one of the tools off the toolbar set by accident. It was
    the Freeform tool, one of the very useful tools. What a freek accident.

    Curtsong Guest

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    Default Re: Tools Panel AWOL

    I also had this issue. After installing the trial, I really wasn't
    enjoying the program without the toolbar. It turned out that it was
    under my taskbar which I keep on the left of the screen (instead of
    the bottom).
    Dylan Fitterer Guest

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