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Offline Brynn

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testing SmileyPad in Windows 7
« on: June 02, 2010, 12:27:34 PM »
Hi Friends,
I love SmileyPad, but fear it will not survive further Windows upgrades.  (It can still be downloaded from internet, but is no longer supported by creators, or anyone else.....which is really too bad )(I can't believe no one has picked up SmileyPad, and kept it upgraded debugged; it's a great little program!)  I have it installed and running, using Compatibility, on Windows 7 64-bit.  I've managed to successfully export one folder from XP machine, and imported.  But can't seem to get any other folders working.  I can't even figure out if the problem is in the export from XP or import to W7   Although the folders do appear to contain different values of kb, so I think the smileys are in the exported folders.

It does appear that I will be able to manually add the smileys, one by one -- which will be a pain.  However, installing some new smiley manager will require the same effort.  So I might as well try to get SmileyPad working, if I can.  But before I spend so much time caching all my smileys, I thought I should make sure I can actually use them.

Unfortunately, I've dropped 2 smileys into this message so far, but don't see them here in the editor.  They are 2 that I've added individually.  Here are a couple from the folder that I successfully export/imported --     Yeah, they don't seem to be showing up either.  Let me try Preview....

Ok :cry: looks like I'm not gonna be able to get it working on W7 :(  (The 2 smileys in this sentence are from the editor.)

Does anyone know if there might be some security or other feature of W7, or some setting I could tweak, to allow dropping smileys into editor?

Well, I have done some searching, and found a couple of smiley managers that I might be able to use.
--  One is EmotipadII, on cnet Downloads.  But it's website redirects to some motorcycle website.  So I'm doubting that any kind of support for this product is available.
--  The other is GetSmile 1.952 for Windows 7.  However, it costs $25, and I don't particularly care for that style of smiley :(  I know I can use my own, but seems a lot to pay for just the manager.

Does anyone know of any smiley managers out there, that you can recommend (hopefully free ones but anything up to $25)?

Thanks for your help :D
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Re: testing SmileyPad in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 07:54:44 PM »
I have not tried SmileyPad but have you tried the compatability option for it to work with win 7.

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Re: testing SmileyPad in Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 08:52:10 PM »
I missed it at first and was going to suggest the same thing, but she already did, GR@PH;<'s:
I have it installed and running, using Compatibility, on Windows 7 64-bit.

Did you install it in Program Files (x86)?  That's what I would do with an older software and then try compatibility mode if needed.

Even though you don't care for the type of smiley in GetSmilie, not that it allows you to add new smilies from the Internet or your hard drive so you could add the type you do like.

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