Release Notes 9/28/2022 - Desktop 184.108.40.206
HomeGauge Desktop 220.127.116.11 introduces a variety of fixes and improvements to the user experience.
To get this update, we suggest shutting down your current software before installing the new version from your inspector dashboard by clicking Install HG 5 from the left-hand navigation menu.
Alternatively, you can click Help > Check for Updates. You may receive an error that requires you to select Retry to move forward with the installation. If an error occurs around updating your fonts, hit Skip to continue, as we did not make any changes in that area.
Issue: The photo crop tool retained aspect ratio until you closed and re-opened the photo editor.
Solution: Crop and Undo have been fixed. Meaningful tooltips have also been added to the top and left side buttons.
Issue: Inspectors were prompted to back up immediately upon installing HG, leading to some Inspectors saving over their settings on accident.
Solution: After a new install, it will no longer prompt but instead updates the "last reminder" date in the registry to "now," which will create a new "backup reminder cycle," i.e., cause it to prompt to a backup after 14 days.
Issue: By default, the Documents folder and all subfolders are synced by OneDrive. This issue has caused numerous calls to support when reports go missing because OneDrive was backing them up, and/or OneDrive completed a backup and removed local copies of files.
Solution: On a fresh install, HomeGauge will try to find the local Documents folder and test if it exists and is writable. If not, it will default to the same Documents folder as in the past. Initially, and any time location is changed, HomeGauge will look for "OneDrive" in the folder name and throw a warning saying we don't recommend using it.
Issue: The 'Picture Edit Defaults' dialog is only available when adding/editing a picture through the "Edit Default Settings" button in the picture editor.
Solution: A new item was added to the Options menu to directly access the 'Picture Edit Defaults' dialog.
Issue: Photos do not automatically re-size when smaller than the set' Picture Display Width'.
Solution: Pictures will now scale up and down to match the 'Display Width'. Note: Pictures scaled upwards will lose resolution based on how much they have to scale up to match the set 'Display Width'.
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