[Lazarus] IDE problems - FIXED

Torsten Bonde Christiansen tc at epidata.info
Tue Nov 26 10:51:13 CET 2013

On 2013-11-26 09:18, brian wrote:
> On 11/25/2013 06:26 PM, brian wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Something has spontaneously gone wrong with the IDE on my setup. I say
>> spontaneously because I was in the middle of debugging a program when
>> suddenly everything but the source window disappeared. I eventually
>> had to abort Lazarus and re-start the program, but now I see some very
>> strange behaviour :-
>> 1) Pull-down menus stay pulled down, even when I've selected an entry.
>> 2) Only the object inspector or the source editor can be visible at
>> any one time - select one, and the other vanishes.
>> There are probably a few other quirks too, but those are the most
>> annoying two.
>> In my Delphi days, there used to be a desktop configuration file which
>> you deleted if the IDE got all screwed up, and then when you ran the
>> program again you were back to all the defaults.
>> Is there such a file for Lazarus? I assume this isn't a
>> version-specific question, but anyway, I'm running Lazarus under
>> 64-bit Debian multi-home, and the version is the latest as downloaded
>> by fpcup_linux_x64 two days ago, SVN revision 43478.
> Well, not surprisingly, the nuclear option worked. Rename .lazarus and 
> my development directory, copy the .ini files and fpcup_linux_x64 into 
> a new directory, and rebuild the whole thing. Bit of a nuisance having 
> to set all my preferences again, but nothing like as bad as trying to 
> debug with the previous setup.
> If anyone can figure out what happened, I for one would still be 
> interested to hear it.
I am not sure if it is related, but my Lazarus can at times also crash 
horribly and leave me with a corrupter GUI.

I have traced my problems down to the package AnchorDockingDesign - 
which I really like using. It usually messes up the 
.lazarus/anchordocklayout.xml file if Lazarus crashed for some odd reason.

All i need to do to make the GUI work again is deleting the file, and 
the setup the whole anchordocking designer again.

Perhaps that is of some use to you ;)


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