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Post Menu toolbar has disappeared
We are an FTC team running 1.93 on a Windows XP toshiba laptop (Do not have model number now). Some accidental key combination has made the menu toolbar -file, edit , view, help at the top of the program disappear. This makes it hard to configure the program. It appears some the keyboard commands still work. I have searched the help function and can not find a keyboard command that brings back the menu toolbar. Can you help us?

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Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:18 am
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
The exact same thing happened to us last week. We have no idea what order of keystrokes did this. My student programmers think it has something to do with "detached windows" in the interface (I think I have that correct) which are hiding behind a visible window. We think we may be stuck in a debug window. We even uninstalled and reinstalled RobotC and the same thing happens. The menu toolbar does flicker on for a few milliseconds at startup before disappearing. --James Madsen, Coach of Team 28


Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:50 pm
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
Have you tried pressing the Alt key to set the focus on the toolbar?

If you're despirate and daring, you can try deleting the registry entries.
To do this follow these steps:
  1. Make sure RobotC is closed.
  2. Use the Win+R key combo to bring up the "Run..." box (that's just like Ctrl+r but use the "Windows" key) or select "Run..." from your Start Menu.
  3. Type "regedit" without the quotes and hit enter.
  4. From the tree structure on the right of the Registry Editor open the one titled "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
  5. Find the key labeled "Software"; open it.
  6. Scroll down to the key labeled "Robotics Academy"; right click and select "Delete". Answer yes to any warning prompt.
  7. Restart RobotC.

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Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:35 pm
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
We've added logic to ROBOTC 2.0, so if the File/Edit/View toolbar is detached, it will automatically reattach the next time you start ROBOTC.

This may be annoying to users who purposefully detach the menu, but I think those folks are in the minority.

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Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:35 am
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
Atlantisbase wrote:
Have you tried pressing the Alt key to set the focus on the toolbar?
If you're despirate and daring, you can try deleting the registry entries.
To do this follow these steps:
  1. Make sure ROBOTC is closed.
  2. Use the Win+R key combo to bring up the "Run..." box (that's just like Ctrl+r but use the "Windows" key) or select "Run..." from your Start Menu.
  3. Type "regedit" without the quotes and hit enter.
  4. From the tree structure on the right of the Registry Editor open the one titled "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
  5. Find the key labeled "Software"; open it.
  6. Scroll down to the key labeled "Robotics Academy"; right click and select "Delete". Answer yes to any warning prompt.
  7. Restart ROBOTC.

There's a simpler way to do this. There's a command built into ROBOTC on the VIEW menu to "Delete All Registry Values". It will auto exit ROBOTC on completion. You may need to be in "Expert" user level before this command is visible.


Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:35 am
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
Simpler, yes; reliable and trustworthy, eh, not so much. (In my opinion)

Mind also that the problem here is that the menu bar is inaccessible, and therefore the "Delete All Registry Values" item can't be used and thus another method is required.

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using namespace System;
using namespace Genius;
using namespace Personality;
public ref class Nerd : Geek, IAnserable
{
    Geek::Type brainMode = Geek::Type::Programmer;
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:10 pm
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
My team ran into this same issue while using v1.93. We fired up REGEDIT and did a seek & destroy for any ROBOTC entries and it seemed to do the trick perfectly. It makes sense that there is a safer way of doing this in the 2.0 release, but I have to agree with Atlantisbase that it does no good if you have to access it via the menu bar and the reason you want to clear the registry values is because you've lost the menu bar.
Since there must have been some mysterious sequence/combination of keys pressed to hide the menu bar, why can't there be a sequence/combination to restore it?


Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:35 pm
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Post Re: Menu toolbar has disappeared
Because it's mysterious. :D
It's a bit like some strange key-combo in Windows which they figured no one would ever press, but when you do, all hell breaks loose.

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using namespace System;
using namespace Genius;
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public ref class Nerd : Geek, IAnserable
{
    Geek::Type brainMode = Geek::Type::Programmer;
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:12 pm
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