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Patrick Patience
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SumatraPDFPortable.ini Not Being Read

Alright, so I spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out what I was doing wrong in passing the command line parameter to change the background colour for SumatraPDF Portable through the AppNamePortable.ini file. Then I decided to try to disable the splash, which didn't work either. I didn't check the source much yet, but I'm thinking that it's not reading the INI file properly, or not properly reading all the variables and applying them.

Thought I'd point that out. Some confirmation from others would be good, too.

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Youre right

If you want confirmation why don't you search? There was a bunch of others having the same problem. And that post is only a year old so it cant already be outdated Wink
And I think we definitively need an "ini checker" in our Beta Team n'est-ce-pas?

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Lol

Didn't think about searching. I new it had been mentioned a couple times before, but I didn't know for this app. Anywho, now's a valid time to re-mention since SumatraPDF now has more command line params.

Yea, INI checked sounds good. Smile

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Bad Example INI

It's just a bad example INI. The example INI should read as:

[SumatraPDFPortable]
SumatraPDFDirectory=App\sumatrapdf
SettingsDirectory=Data\settings
AdditionalParameters=
DisableSplashScreen=false

If the SettingsDirectory isn't there (as it isn't in the example), the launcher assumes it's a bad INI and uses defaults.

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cool

Now it works. Some mod might want to sticky this cause the question came a couple tmes.

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Why not update a new version?

Hey...
I have a lot of other portable apps from in here.
Like many others I don't like splash screens.
With the other apps I could easily disapple it, by doing the .ini file true trick.
But with this Sumatra app, I couldn't.
So I was all ready to post a question on the board concerning this problem.
Because, though you Simeon, says in your first post that one could just search in the search bar, and find the answer, this is not true:
These screendumps shows that you get nothing out of the search function:
1. http://tinyurl.com/22zdmu
2. http://tinyurl.com/23wrcb
So I was ready to post a new question and even did this screendump to have as a prove: http://tinyurl.com/24lnhk

But because I was not in a hurry I checked if I could find something in the forum about it and I did... I found this tread with leads to this thread: https://portableapps.com/node/5934?destination=node%2F5934

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