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You can copy the sections with Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V and delete section with Del and drag ends to extend/shorten or drag center top to move (with Snap enabled)

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Originally Posted by Matt Finley
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... I'm not ready at this point to do a Factory Reset because I have made a bunch of changes to settings the past few weeks and would lose them all (don't even remember what the changes were nor what they were for).
Before that starts, you are always prompted to Save your existing settings. It's safe.


I just got off a chat from tech support and they told me the settings aren't saved anywhere.
You need to do it manually.

Wait a second... hold on!

I distinctly remember during my Factory Reset, it gave me a name for my old settings.
So the chat agent was wrong with what she said.

I did a little digging just now and discovered where the settings file is located but I still could use some technical support here.

The file is located here: \bb\Data\Util\Templates\
And this was the file that was created:

Saved Prefs Backup 1.bbw 285 K

Interestingly BIAB's settings files are named:

intrface.bbw 285 K
MySetup.DK 768 bytes
and are located here: \bb\Preferences\

So BIAB's settings files are named differently. Also there was only one settings file saved (Backup 1.bbw).
If I wanted to restore this file would I simply rename it to intrface.bbw, copy it to the prefs folder and I'd be good to go?
What about MySetup.DK where does that fit in? It's not a text file. Just leave it alone?

Has anyone here gotten their hands dirty working with this already? I'm sure someone must have.

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Originally Posted by musocity
You can copy the sections with Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V and delete section with Del and drag ends to extend/shorten or drag center top to move (with Snap enabled)

Thanks muso, this has been the best option so far. smile
I didn't even know about this audio feature.

I think the root of the problem lies in the Real Track recordings.
I would highly recommend that PGMusic ask their jazz artists (keyboards and guitar) to record
a large number of straight dominant 7 chords (in all inversions) when they are at their recording sessions.
In addition of course to their altered dom. 7 chords.

Hopefully they won't have forgotten how to play straight Dom. 7 chords.. smile

This way when a dom. 7 chord is keyed in, BIAB will have a large palette to choose from, and the user should be able to find an appropriate straight Dom 7 chord if they so desire.

Are you listening PGMusic? smile


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Just to clarify, the chat agent wasn’t wrong literally, since the saving isn’t done automatically. My point was that there is a prompt, and if you didn’t save, it means you didn’t take the opportunity to save. Finally, unless you specify elsewhere, the program will find your saved settings file when you want to load it back.


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Originally Posted by Matt Finley
Just to clarify, the chat agent wasn’t wrong literally, since the saving isn’t done automatically. My point was that there is a prompt, and if you didn’t save, it means you didn’t take the opportunity to save. Finally, unless you specify elsewhere, the program will find your saved settings file when you want to load it back.

Thanks Matt for the clarification.
The agent has a different mode of backing up the settings file. It is entirely manual.
She talks about finding the settings files in its folder, backing it up and then manually deleting the
current settings file.

And finally, could you please tell me how would I load back my saved settings (with the program finding my saved file)?

I am asking out of curiosity as I just successfully did a manual restore.


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And finally, could you please tell me how would I load back my saved settings (with the program finding my saved file)?

Saving your preferences before Return To Factory Settings:

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Restoring your previously saved preferences:

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And finally, could you please tell me how would I load back my saved settings (with the program finding my saved file)?

Saving your preferences before Return To Factory Settings:
...
Restoring your previously saved preferences:
...

Thanks very much AT I have made a note of this method. smile


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And thank you for explaining what the chat agent told you. Yes, it can be done manually by deleting some files, but I didn't expect you would do it that way. Now I understand your posts better, and you see from Trevor's posts how to do it using the menus.


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Originally Posted by Matt Finley
And thank you for explaining what the chat agent told you. Yes, it can be done manually by deleting some files, but I didn't expect you would do it that way. Now I understand your posts better, and you see from Trevor's posts how to do it using the menus.
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