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Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:36 pm

Installed 2013 Avant from scratch (not an update).
As usual compact view comes up first.

Problem:
Tool bar (file view bookmarks etc) is missing.
Can't get out of compact view because of this.

I''ve tried reinstalling several times.

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by mbrazil » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:49 pm

The toolbar (Menu Bar, actually) isn't missing. What you're seeing is the new Avant user interface, not the Compact View, and the new UI doesn't have the Menu Bar you're used to. To get to the menus, click on the Avant icon in the upper-left corner.
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You can go back to the classic Avant user interface by choosing one of the skins below the separator line in the Skins menu.

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:02 am

No, something is wrong.
The icons; File, View, Bookmarks, AutoFill, Tools, Help don't show up with the upper left icon.
It looks EXACTLY like the compact view without that bar.

I have 2013 build 23 on other computers and they work correctly.

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by mbrazil » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:11 am

Which skin are you using?

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:06 pm

How do I tell which skin?

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by bigC » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:08 pm

Mike C. wrote:How do I tell which skin?
Right click a toolbar > Skins

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 pm

It's Crystal skin.
That must be the default because I never change it.
What could that have to do with it?

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by mbrazil » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm

Just wanted to make sure it's one of the classic skins. That determines whether it's using the new user interface or the classic UI.

If you right-click the Standard Buttons toolbar, the Search Bar, the Management Bar, the Status Bar, the Tabs Bar, or the Avant icon in the Address Bar, there is an item in the context menu that toggles Compact View on and off. Try that.

Also, in the same context menu, click Customize Buttons and then click the Menu Bar tab. Make sure all of the boxes are checked, and click Close. If the Menu Bar returns, and you don't want all of the menus in it to show, go back to Customize Buttons > Menu Bar and uncheck the ones you don't want.

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:36 pm

I installed absetup 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 and it works correctly.
Then I went back and forth between it and absetup 2013 build 21 3.11.2013 four or five times.

It just won't work with the newer download.
I'm using the 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 and it's good for now.

BUT, I believe in updates. Any other suggestions?

By the way the problem is on a Win XP, 1.5 gigs of ram computer.

The computer I'm on typing this on is a Win 7, 4 gigs of ram computer.
This computer doesn't have the problem.

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by Mike C. » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:20 pm

One more thing:
The absetup 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 download is 42,083 KB
AND
The absetup 2013 build 21, 3.11.2013 download is only 4,178 KB

Any explaination for that?

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by xiaobing » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:31 am

Mike C. wrote:I installed absetup 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 and it works correctly.
Then I went back and forth between it and absetup 2013 build 21 3.11.2013 four or five times.

It just won't work with the newer download.
I'm using the 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 and it's good for now.

BUT, I believe in updates. Any other suggestions?

By the way the problem is on a Win XP, 1.5 gigs of ram computer.

The computer I'm on typing this on is a Win 7, 4 gigs of ram computer.
This computer doesn't have the problem.
Can you show us a screenshot of your 2013 build 21?

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Re: Tool bar missing in compact view

Post by xiaobing » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 am

Mike C. wrote:One more thing:
The absetup 2012 build 197, 1.3.2013 download is 42,083 KB
AND
The absetup 2013 build 21, 3.11.2013 download is only 4,178 KB

Any explaination for that?
There two versions of Avant, one is the Lite version and the other is Ultimate version. The 2013 build 21 you downloaded is the Lite version while the 197 is the ultimate version.

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