The latest version (20.10.95) is removing
Preferences tab from Manager. This was the place where you’d set date & number format, first day of week, location of application data folder and upload logo for login screen.
What is it being replaced with…
Date & number format (+ first day of week)
This is now set for each business separately under
Application data folder
This is applicable for desktop edition only. When viewing list of businesses under
Businesses tab, the ability to change application folder is in the bottom-left corner.
Application data folder is where Manager should be probing for
*.manager files where each file represents a business. Changing or reseting folder does not modify or delete any of your businesses. It’s merely telling Manager where to look for
We recommend you set this to your Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud or some other synchronized folder. This means your businesses in desktop edition will be automatically backed up.
Upload logo for login screen
This is applicable for cloud edition only. To upload logo for login screen, go to https://cloud.manager.io and click
Upload Logo button.
For server edition, simply place
logo.png in your
Application data folder.
Why “Preferences” tab is obsolete
- In older versions, global preferences have been stored in file named
00000000000000000000000000000000.managerand this file was visible in your
Application datafolder among your regular businesses.
In order to avoid having
00000000000000000000000000000000.manager, the preferences saved in this file (date & number format, first day of week) are now stored within individual businesses.
Looks a lot cleaner.
- Another issue which is being addressed by this change is that Manager would require to create this file on startup. This could lead Manager crashing on startup if there was something wrong with this file or the file could not be created or opened due to file permissions or other reasons.
- Downgrading is now easier because once this file (
00000000000000000000000000000000.manager) was upgraded to newer version, older version of Manager would not launch. So by eliminating this file, you will be able to launch older version of Manager even after installing newer one.
As an added benefit, it is now possible to have different businesses to have different date & number format preferences.
If you are using server edition, do not delete
00000000000000000000000000000000.manager yet. It is still used for storing users and user permissions. But as far as desktop edition goes,
00000000000000000000000000000000.manager is no longer required and can be deleted.