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Post #1 Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:59 am 
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I recently started logging onto KGS again after about a two or three month absence from the server. After logging on, I discovered that KGS seems to want to sort everyone's name in alphabetical order. When I go to change the method to sort by ranking, it works right up until the moment I log off. As soon as I log back onto KGS, it goes right back to alphabetical sorting for all of my rooms. While I don't really mind this for some rooms, there are others where I'd like to be able have the people in them sorted by rank. Any idea on how to fix this (if it can be done)? Thanks in advance.

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Post #2 Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:46 am 
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Yeah.... that's an annoying little "feature" that crept in recently....

Sorry about that.

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Post #3 Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:02 am 
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Do we know when this newly introduced bug is going to be fixed?

Aardvarks are crowding the tab.

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Post #4 Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Toge wrote:
Do we know when this newly introduced bug is going to be fixed?

Aardvarks are crowding the tab.

Based on recent experience it should be somewhere between three years and never. :sad:

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:08 pm 
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I was searching Windows registry for KGS settings. Apparently many of the default settings seem to be stored here, including things like connection port, game invitation message and default room to join.

Here are the steps for finding the page: (for PC running Windows)
1. Click start
2. In search line type regedit.exe and open it
3. Search for kgs

for me the path was HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Prefs\org\igoweb\cgoban

There are 15 true/false statements and a bunch of settings with numbered values. Problem is that names of these entities are garbled. I wonder would it be possible to change the default sorting of names by altering a value here.

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Post #6 Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:27 pm 
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Four years ago, Toge wrote about KGS values in the Windows registry:
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There are 15 true/false statements and a bunch of settings with numbered values. Problem is that names of these entities are garbled. I wonder would it be possible to change the default sorting of names by altering a value here.


I doubt it. That the sort setting changes back to alphabetical when you log out indicates the value isn't being saved, so wouldn't be in the registry. But, could a bug cause CGoban3 to not save the value, but attempt to read the value, and use default alpha sort when the value isn't found? If so, you might be able to get it to sort by rank by adding a value to the registry. Except you wouldn't know what the key would be, especially if the name is scrambled.

On Linux, before these bugs appeared, the values were stored in a Java .properties file.

There's a guess that these bugs were introduced when a change was made to have fewer settings stored on the user's machine.

Edit: The Java .properties file no longer exists on my computer, which uses Linux. That implies the Windows registry is no longer used for these settings on Windows machines.

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