Prefs Editor

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Calvinball33
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Prefs Editor

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How the heck do I get to the Sheepshaver GUI / SheepShaver Preferenced Editor to edit prefs AFTER I've already set up Sheepshaver?

I've been using Sheepshaver for years; I get the prefs editor pane fine on on first start or if I manually delete my existing prefs file, I can manually edit the file myself, I can't use the standalone "SheepShaverPrefs" editor as I'm on Big Sur and all the builds I have found are 32-bit.

(This is probably stupid but I've banged my head against the wall for so long and searched every single forum post I can find and can't find anything about editing it AFTER setting it up).
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Re: Prefs Editor

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SheepShaver menu: Preferences.

When done, quit SheepShaver and relaunch.

Or... manually edit the prefs file in ~/.sheepshaver_prefs -- you can do this from Terminal.app by typing

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open -t ~/.sheepshaver_prefs
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I can manually edit, as I mentioned.

But I can't access the preferences GUI directly any way I can find, and there is no menu bar when you are in full screen so that isn't an option.
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Calvinball33 wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:03 pm I can manually edit, as I mentioned.

But I can't access the preferences GUI directly any way I can find, and there is no menu bar when you are in full screen so that isn't an option.
Ah; you're in full screen :)

Control-Return to exit full screen, then select the menu item.
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Re: Prefs Editor

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Thank you! That's what I was missing.

I don't know who admins the wiki, but it would be super helpful if under the "Open Preferences from SheepShaver application menu", there was something that said "NOTE: If you are in Full-Screen mode, press Control-Return or CMD-Return to switch to Windowed mode to access the menu:"

I took a look and that is buried in a tiny line and is even incorrectly listed as cntrl-return on the OS X/macOS wiki.
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Re: Prefs Editor

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I do not know which page in our wiki you refer to. The "NOTE" you quote is not in our setup manual: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... os_x_setup

The section in the manual "Open Preferences from SheepShaver application menu" is about setting up SheepShaver. At that point the user does not have full-screen enabled.

The section about running full-screen explains the Control-Return toggle: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... creen_mode

You wrote that you have been using SheepShaver for a long time. You can find more in the manual about newer features in SheepShaver that you may not be aware of.

BTW: Make sure you use a recent build in Big Sur. In any build from before 2020 classic Mac files will loose their resource fork in "Unix" on a APFS host.
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