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Calendar Export?
I'd very much like a calendar export facility, too.

If I could export my Brain Calendar to Google Calendar, it would also sync with my BlackBerry.

That would be VERY useful.

Any plans for the future, Brain People?
Tools Won't Stay Put
Excellent!

Just tried closing PB with tools visible, and yes - they remain where they should be when PB is re-launched.

Thanks so much, NW. That solves my problem!

Many thanks.
Tools Won't Stay Put
Re-installation didn't fix it, I'm sorry to say.
Tools Won't Stay Put
My OS is Vista, Dyslucksia.

The tools stay put along the right-hand-edge when I double-click twice (which I do frequently). As long as I don't close my brain, the layout is stable. But if I do close it and restart, they're always back at the bottom of the screen.

I'll try a re-installation and see if that helps.
Tools Won't Stay Put
Thanks for that, Dyslucksia.

Fascinating post, but I can't find anything in it that tells me how to stop the Tools doing their annoying dive for home whenever I close PB.

Any other thoughts?
Tools Won't Stay Put
Hi.

Does anyone know how I can prevent the PB Tools from returning to their default position at the bottom of the screen?

My preference is for Tools on the right, but whenever I close my Brain and open it again, they're back at the bottom.

Frustrating and - literally - a drag!
Calendar
Thanks, Harlan.

I tried altering that particular setting (time format) and it made no difference.

I look forward to the fix - I need my brain!
Calendar
Moe, when you say 'different localization' are you referring to the fact that I have my Personal Brain data files stored in the My Documents folder?

If they're in the PB default location, does the calendar problem vanish?
Calendar
Problem continues here, too.

I love the other changes and when the calendar problem is finally fixed I may well have an orgasm. Until then, I remain painfully frustrated.
Calendar
5.5.0.4 - Calendar still doesn't work on my system.

Can't add events.

Vista.
Brain Vanishes!
Still the same problem in latest release.

Brain vanishes and window freezes.
Brain Vanishes!
Here's the log I got when my brain froze, but I don't shut it down using Task Manager. Instead, I restarted the computer.

Operating system: Windows Vista
Checking JNIWrapper license C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain\.\bin\jniwrap.lic:
-- Product name: JNIWrapper
-- Licensed version: 3.x
-- Licensed to: Harlan Hugh
-- License type: Runtime
-- Generation date: 19-Feb-2006
-- Expiration date: NEVER
-- License info: Not for development
-- Current date: 23-Aug-2009
JNIWrapper license valid.
winlaf look and feel is off - using custom event queue
Look and feel set to: com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel

PersonalBrain Pro Version 5502

Java 1.6.0_13
Locale: en_GB (Country: United Kingdom; Language: English)
Language file: English
Default encoding: Cp1252

23-Aug-2009 16:50

Program Location = C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain
Program Settings Location = C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\PersonalBrain
Text filters are present.
Start Thought = 2,1
Text filters are disabled.
Text filters are not available or are disabled. Documents will not be converted.
Checking registry for shell new commands...
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2942&i=156&l=en_GB&minorUpdates=true
Configuring notes editor...
Configuring notes editor completed.
Completed Shell New Search.
Notes menus initialized

This application was created using:

BrainSDK - The Visual Network Interface
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(C) 1998-2009 TheBrain Technologies LP.
Email: info@thebrain.com
Phone: 310-751-5000
http://www.thebrain.com

animation set to delay of 20
animation set to delay of 20
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
Setting default Plex font to system font Dialog.plain
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
brainLockFile C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\brain_db\brain.lock.db exists.
brainLockFile C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\brain_db\brain.lock.db was deleted.
Time to initialized main window: 7987
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2942&i=156&l=en_GB
animation set to delay of 33
Initializing Brain stage 1, time: 3
Full file root: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\Files
Database driver: org.h2.Driver
Database location: C:/Users/John/Documents/My Brains/John's Brain_brain/brain
Attempting to connect to existing database directly with exclusive access...
Database connection successful - normal.
Min database version: 5500
Database is set to high sensitivity level for testing.
Database is version 5502
Max entry ID default: 2971
Set column selectivity in 105
No ID column found for table INSTANTSEARCH
CDB: not using table INSTANTSEARCH
Set min version to 5500
Init database is complete
Initializing Brain stage 2, time: 1708
Initializing Brain stage 3, time: 1709
Initializing Brain stage 4, time: 1716
Initializing Brain stage 5, time: 1720
Initializing Brain stage 7, time: 1720
Initializing Brain stage 8, time: 1720
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Completed Initializing Brain, time: 1941
Load completed in 1941
UI initialization stage 1, time: 0
UI initialization stage 2, time: 6
UI initialization stage 2.1, time: 8
UI initialization stage 3, time: 501
PBS.open 1, time = 1
PBS.open 2, time = 144
PBS.open 3, time = 144
PBS.open 1, time = 0
PBS.open 2, time = 1
PBS.open 3, time = 1
UI initialization stage 4, time: 652
UI initialization stage 4.1, time: 652
UI initialization stage 4.2, time: 662
UI initialization stage 5, time: 663
UI initialization stage 6, time: 704
Creating trash folder at C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\trash
UI initialization stage 7, time: 767
UI initialization stage 8, time: 782
BrokenFiles:
[Empty]

UI initialization stage 9a, time: 782
Loading tags...
14 tags

UI initialization stage 9b, time: 782
The instant search cache did not need to be rebuilt
UI initialization complete, time: 814
Returning to the last view type
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe Total native icons retrieved: 1
notes load time for thought - HUB - Sunday, August 23, 2009:281 bytes=11098
Icon file was missing for Calculator - C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\Auto It Icons\Calculator.exe
Icon file was missing for Goals Software - C:\Program Files\Life Aligner Pro\LifeAligner.exe
##### Refreshing attachment (if needed)...
##### Validating attachment [2,413; 4516; C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe]
##### Querying attachment [2,413; 4516; C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe]
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Stickies\stickies.exe Total native icons retrieved: 2
Getting native icon: C:\Users\John\Desktop\Voice\Aero.exe Total native icons retrieved: 3
Getting native icon: C:\Windows\Installer\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A91000000001}\PDFFile_8.ico Total native icons retrieved: 4
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Intellect\Intellect.exe Total native icons retrieved: 5
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Mindjet\MindManager 8\MindManager.exe Total native icons retrieved: 6
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\DavidRM Software\The Journal 4\Journal4.exe Total native icons retrieved: 7
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE Total native icons retrieved: 8
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\MSWorks.exe Total native icons retrieved: 9
Detected WM_QUERYENDSESSION
About to shutdown due to shutdown hook call or WM_QUERYENDSESSION...
Shutdown stage 1
Shutdown stage 2
closeBrain q stage 1
closeBrain q stage 2
Finished pending update: id = 1
Continuous backup service update overhead: 127
closeBrain q stage 3
Shutdown stage 3
~Update Entry Body: 2132 [CURRENT_TIMESTAMP]
null
java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.v.<init>(Command.java:33)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.ak.<init>(UpdateEntryVersionCommand.java:18)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.g.a(UpdateEntryCommand.java:56)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.bf.a(CommandManager.java:100)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.u.a(PhoenixBrainStore.java:5037)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.u.int(PhoenixBrainStore.java:2218)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.PhoenixAPI.replaceHTMLNotes(PhoenixAPI.java:673)
        at com.thebrain.personal.b.c.run(NotesUpdate.java:102)
null
java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.v.<init>(Command.java:33)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.b.g.<init>(UpdateEntryCommand.java:29)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.u.a(PhoenixBrainStore.java:5036)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.u.int(PhoenixBrainStore.java:2218)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.PhoenixAPI.replaceHTMLNotes(PhoenixAPI.java:673)
        at com.thebrain.personal.b.c.run(NotesUpdate.java:127)
java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.thebrain.d.a.d.for(ViewState.java:21)
        at com.thebrain.d.c.g.a(Reader.java:1003)
        at com.thebrain.personal.model.phoenix.u.a(PhoenixBrainStore.java:844)
        at com.thebrain.bfc.e.c.b.a5(CacheGenerator.java:221)
        at com.thebrain.bfc.e.c.b.run(CacheGenerator.java:122)
Calendar
Thanks, zenrain.

Here's the result.

Operating system: Windows Vista
Checking JNIWrapper license C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain\.\bin\jniwrap.lic:
-- Product name: JNIWrapper
-- Licensed version: 3.x
-- Licensed to: Harlan Hugh
-- License type: Runtime
-- Generation date: 19-Feb-2006
-- Expiration date: NEVER
-- License info: Not for development
-- Current date: 23-Aug-2009
JNIWrapper license valid.
winlaf look and feel is off - using custom event queue
Look and feel set to: com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel

PersonalBrain Pro Version 5502

Java 1.6.0_13
Locale: en_GB (Country: United Kingdom; Language: English)
Language file: English
Default encoding: Cp1252

23-Aug-2009 16:37

Program Location = C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain
Program Settings Location = C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\PersonalBrain
Text filters are present.
Start Thought = 2,1
Text filters are disabled.
Text filters are not available or are disabled. Documents will not be converted.
Checking registry for shell new commands...
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2942&i=156&l=en_GB&minorUpdates=true
Configuring notes editor...
Configuring notes editor completed.
Completed Shell New Search.
Notes menus initialized

This application was created using:

BrainSDK - The Visual Network Interface
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(C) 1998-2009 TheBrain Technologies LP.
Email: info@thebrain.com
Phone: 310-751-5000
http://www.thebrain.com

animation set to delay of 20
animation set to delay of 20
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
Setting default Plex font to system font Dialog.plain
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
Time to initialized main window: 5164
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2942&i=156&l=en_GB
animation set to delay of 33
Initializing Brain stage 1, time: 3
Full file root: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\Files
Database driver: org.h2.Driver
Database location: C:/Users/John/Documents/My Brains/John's Brain_brain/brain
Attempting to connect to existing database directly with exclusive access...
Database connection successful - normal.
Min database version: 5500
Database is set to high sensitivity level for testing.
Database is version 5502
Max entry ID default: 2971
Set column selectivity in 132
No ID column found for table INSTANTSEARCH
CDB: not using table INSTANTSEARCH
Set min version to 5500
Init database is complete
Initializing Brain stage 2, time: 919
Initializing Brain stage 3, time: 919
Initializing Brain stage 4, time: 926
Initializing Brain stage 5, time: 930
Initializing Brain stage 7, time: 930
Initializing Brain stage 8, time: 930
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Completed Initializing Brain, time: 1155
Load completed in 1155
UI initialization stage 1, time: 0
UI initialization stage 2, time: 16
UI initialization stage 2.1, time: 16
UI initialization stage 3, time: 555
PBS.open 1, time = 16
PBS.open 2, time = 156
PBS.open 3, time = 156
PBS.open 1, time = 0
PBS.open 2, time = 0
PBS.open 3, time = 0
UI initialization stage 4, time: 711
UI initialization stage 4.1, time: 711
UI initialization stage 4.2, time: 711
UI initialization stage 5, time: 711
UI initialization stage 6, time: 751
Creating trash folder at C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\trash
UI initialization stage 7, time: 829
UI initialization stage 8, time: 829
BrokenFiles:
[Empty]

UI initialization stage 9a, time: 829
Loading tags...
14 tags

UI initialization stage 9b, time: 829
The instant search cache did not need to be rebuilt
UI initialization complete, time: 860
Returning to the last view type
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe Total native icons retrieved: 1
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-1" java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
        at java.lang.String.substring(Unknown Source)
        at com.thebrain.personal.c.e.do(CalendarEventDialog.java:1155)
        at com.thebrain.personal.c.e.int(CalendarEventDialog.java:1041)
        at com.thebrain.personal.c.e.actionPerformed(CalendarEventDialog.java:973)
        at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
        at com.thebrain.personal.e.c.c.dispatchEvent(TextContextMenuEventQueue.java:69)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)
About to shutdown due to window close...
Shutdown stage 1
Shutdown stage 2
Saving Brain info to .brain file C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain.brain
Stopping notesUpdate 1 of 1
All notesUpdates processes stopped or stopping
Finished pending update: id = 1
Continuous backup service update overhead: 65
Closing database connections...
shutdown of DB done.
Database connections closed.
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2942&i=156&l=en_GB&minorUpdates=true
Shutdown stage 3
Dock layout data saved.
Shutdown completed
Brain Vanishes!
Oh, when the Brain window went blank, it also froze. The only way I could close it was by using Windows Task Manager. Don't know if that means there will be missing info in the log file.
Brain Vanishes!
Thanks, Harlan.

I opened PB, selected my normal brain... all OK. I moved the pointer off my Brain window and clicked once on the desktop. Clicked Brain icon again and just got a blank Brain window. Nothing but white space.

Here's the log file.

Operating system: Windows Vista
Checking JNIWrapper license C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain\.\bin\jniwrap.lic:
-- Product name: JNIWrapper
-- Licensed version: 3.x
-- Licensed to: Harlan Hugh
-- License type: Runtime
-- Generation date: 19-Feb-2006
-- Expiration date: NEVER
-- License info: Not for development
-- Current date: 23-Aug-2009
JNIWrapper license valid.
winlaf look and feel is off - using custom event queue
Look and feel set to: com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel

PersonalBrain Pro Version 5502

Java 1.6.0_13
Locale: en_GB (Country: United Kingdom; Language: English)
Language file: English
Default encoding: Cp1252

23-Aug-2009 13:25

Program Location = C:\Program Files\PersonalBrain
Program Settings Location = C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\PersonalBrain
Text filters are present.
Start Thought = 2,1
Text filters are disabled.
Text filters are not available or are disabled. Documents will not be converted.
Checking registry for shell new commands...
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2941&i=156&l=en_GB&minorUpdates=true
Configuring notes editor...
Configuring notes editor completed.
Notes menus initialized
Completed Shell New Search.

This application was created using:

BrainSDK - The Visual Network Interface
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(C) 1998-2009 TheBrain Technologies LP.
Email: info@thebrain.com
Phone: 310-751-5000
http://www.thebrain.com

animation set to delay of 20
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
Setting default Plex font to system font Dialog.plain
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Hotkey set
Setting spellcheck to true
brainLockFile C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\brain_db\brain.lock.db exists.
brainLockFile C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\brain_db\brain.lock.db was deleted.
Time to initialized main window: 7519
Update check: http://www.thebrain.com/personal/updateCheck?os=Windows+Vista&version=5502&edition=2&c=313&a=2941&i=156&l=en_GB
animation set to delay of 33
Initializing Brain stage 1, time: 3
Full file root: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\Files
Database driver: org.h2.Driver
Database location: C:/Users/John/Documents/My Brains/John's Brain_brain/brain
Attempting to connect to existing database directly with exclusive access...
Database connection successful - normal.
Min database version: 5500
Database is set to high sensitivity level for testing.
Database is version 5502
Max entry ID default: 2971
Set column selectivity in 99
No ID column found for table INSTANTSEARCH
CDB: not using table INSTANTSEARCH
Set min version to 5500
Init database is complete
Initializing Brain stage 2, time: 4372
Initializing Brain stage 3, time: 4372
Initializing Brain stage 4, time: 4378
Initializing Brain stage 5, time: 4382
Initializing Brain stage 7, time: 4382
Initializing Brain stage 8, time: 4382
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Completed Initializing Brain, time: 4599
Load completed in 4599
UI initialization stage 1, time: 0
UI initialization stage 2, time: 5
UI initialization stage 2.1, time: 7
UI initialization stage 3, time: 376
PBS.open 1, time = 0
PBS.open 2, time = 175
PBS.open 3, time = 175
PBS.open 1, time = 0
PBS.open 2, time = 0
PBS.open 3, time = 0
UI initialization stage 4, time: 552
UI initialization stage 4.1, time: 552
UI initialization stage 4.2, time: 552
UI initialization stage 5, time: 552
UI initialization stage 6, time: 584
Creating trash folder at C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\trash
UI initialization stage 7, time: 1442
UI initialization stage 8, time: 1442
BrokenFiles:
[Empty]

UI initialization stage 9a, time: 1442
Loading tags...
14 tags

UI initialization stage 9b, time: 1442
The instant search cache did not need to be rebuilt
UI initialization complete, time: 1474
Returning to the last view type
Loading wallpaper: C:\Users\John\Documents\My Brains\John's Brain_brain\wallpaper.png
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Stickies\stickies.exe Total native icons retrieved: 1
Icon file was missing for Calculator - C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\Auto It Icons\Calculator.exe
Icon file was missing for Goals Software - C:\Program Files\Life Aligner Pro\LifeAligner.exe
##### Refreshing attachment (if needed)...
##### Validating attachment [2,413; 4516; C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe]
##### Querying attachment [2,413; 4516; C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe]
Getting native icon: C:\Users\John\Desktop\Voice\Aero.exe Total native icons retrieved: 2
notes load time for thought - HUB - Sunday, August 23, 2009:266 bytes=11098
Getting native icon: C:\Windows\Installer\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A91000000001}\PDFFile_8.ico Total native icons retrieved: 3
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Chaos Software\Intellect\Intellect.exe Total native icons retrieved: 4
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Mindjet\MindManager 8\MindManager.exe Total native icons retrieved: 5
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\DavidRM Software\The Journal 4\Journal4.exe Total native icons retrieved: 6
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\MSWorks.exe Total native icons retrieved: 7
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe Total native icons retrieved: 8
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE Total native icons retrieved: 9
~Update Entry Body: 2132 [CURRENT_TIMESTAMP]
~Update Entry Version: 2132 [276]
~Update Display Modification Date: CURRENT_TIMESTAMP [2,413]
~Update Note: 2132 [2,413]
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