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Nuno™ Know How

Imagine your computer just crashed. Maybe you don’t need to stretch your imagination too far for that. They crash, they run out of battery, they get unplugged and sometimes they are simply switched off. The thing is, in this imaginary scenario, that you need Nuno back up and monitoring the route you are still trying to follow. No problem. Start Nuno. It comes back up just as you last saw it and everyone can get back to what they were supposed to be doing in the first place.

Ahem. Did you see what just happened then? Nuno went back to work like it is supposed to. Maybe I should mention what didn’t happen. You didn’t have to reconfigure the GPS connection. You did not need to reload charts, open a file, recover your route, change a setting or anything. It just worked. Whenever something is changed in Nuno it gets written to the hard disc. Sounds simple but many computer programs don’t do this. Instead you get questions like ‘Do you want to save your file?’. With Nuno we figured that being able to restart easily was a really useful feature so we built it in right from the start.

imageRestartablilty (I may be making up words here) is a big reason for needed multi-level undo and redo. This is a lot less simple. Well, it is simple to use but a real bitch to write the code for. Thing is, without the document style ‘file’ and ‘save’ if you accidentally delete all your work then it is gone forever. And that is not a very friendly thing for a program to do. So instead we implemented the ability to ‘undo’ your last change, or the one before that, or any change since you started Nuno. You can also ‘redo’ any changes that you undid.

 

For even more restartability you can get Nuno to start as soon as you power up your computer.

This method is the same for XP, Vista and Windows 7

First get a copy of the Nuno Navigator shortcut:

  • Click on the ‘Start’ button
  • Click on ‘All Programs’
  • In the list which appears scroll to ‘Nuno Navigator’, left click to expand
  • Select ‘Nuno™ Navigator 2011’, right click, choose ‘copy’.

Then open up your Startup folder. This is where you put shortcuts for any application you want to start up as you log on:

  • Click on the ‘Start’ button
  • Click on ‘All Programs’
  • In the list which appears scroll to Startup, right click and click on ‘Explore’.

In the Explorer window you have just opened , right click and choose ‘paste’.

The Nuno™ Navigator 2011 shortcut should now appear in the Startup folder. It will start automatically when you log on.

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