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Assign Icon to Untyped Thought Type?
Can I assign an icon to the untyped thought type? I know I can assign an icon to an untyped thought but can I easily arrange for all untyped thoughts to have the same icon?

Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
A couple of months ago, I updated Java when prompted and, as a result, lost my brain which I discussed above. Since then, I've upgrade from PB 5.5 to TB 8.0.1.2 and today I'm getting another Java update notice. I'm worried about accepting the invitation to update Java because of my recent experience. How can I know that this and future Java updates won't obliterate my brains?

I am "once bitten, twice shy."

Thanks,
-- Sam
Instant Search Weirdness

Thanks for the reply, Matt. Your explanation helps but it doesn't satisfy.

The behavior you describe is different that my experiences with PB5. The exact thought names and search phrases I'm having trouble with are identical to ones I used in PB5 and I didn't have this issue. Now it seems that I have to remember more particulars about thought names than I did before, and I have to wonder each time Instant Search doesn't find a thought whether or not I actually created it.

-- Sam

Instant Search Weirdness
TB 8.0.1.2 Free Edition Pro Trial
J-1.7.0_67

I have a thought named "Articles about, World Health Organization | WHO". When I enter "articles about, who" or "articles about who" (no comma) or "art abo who", Instant Search finds the thought but when I enter "articles who" or "about who" it does not.

Why?

-- Sam
Instant Search > Create produces multiple identical thoughts
The problem was, indeed, caused by my mouse. I replaced the mouse and the Create button works as expected.

-- Sam
Instant Search > Create produces multiple identical thoughts
Hi Patrick,

It's possible that my mouse is acting up. In Options > Preferences > UI, I changed "Enter key defaults to:" to Create Thought. When I typed a new thought name and pressed Enter, a single copy of the thought was created. When I switched "Enter key defaults to:" back to Search, a very carefully pressed single mouse click created 6 or more identical thoughts. It sounds like key bounce, doesn't it? I'll try this again when I get another mouse.

-- Sam
Instant Search > Create produces multiple identical thoughts

TB 8.0.1.2 running in free trial mode with Pro privileges (at least for now):
J-1.7.0_67

In the Instant Search box (lower left corner) I enter the name of a thought that doesn't exist in my brain. I'm presented with a selection of thoughts, an option to create a new thought, and an option to search the brain. After select "Create", I find that I immediately have 6 copies of the new thought in my brain. I must have a preferences setting wrong.

-- Sam

P.S., This brain was newly created with TB 8.0.1.2 and J-1.7.0_67 just a few days ago.

Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
Thank you, Patrick! My problem brain has been uploaded.
-- Sam
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
Sure, I can share it but it's a large file -- about 631MB.

Added: Wait a minute. I'm trying to load a much smaller (300-400 KB BrainZip) file into TB8 and I'm getting the same or similar errors. If this smaller file exhibits the problem, I suppose you'd like to investigate that one instead. I'll be back.

Added: Even though I got one error during the conversion, the small brain I loaded seems to be complete and operating just fine. It's my big brain that got all the prob's.


-- Sam
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
I restored from my older BrainZip with almost precisely the same results -- lots of missing links. All the thoughts are there (I think) but thousands of links are missing.

During the restore, after I acknowledged that the database would have to be updated to TB8 format, I got two error messages in quick succession. The error logs are attached.

I'm beginning to believe the problem is in Java 7u67 (version 7 update 67) with which neither PB5 or TB8 is capable of handling my PB5 database.

The BrainZip I'm trying to restore from is about 631MB in size.

-- Sam

Added: FYI, I have lots of thoughts in this brain with thought names in the form "2014-01-01" -- that is, YYYY-MM-DD -- and, as near as I can tell, every link to every one of these thoughts has gone missing. Their former children, parent, and jump thoughts still exist but without links to the thoughts with such names.
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
Okay, I finished doing all those steps and find that this brain is pretty messed up. In particular, the number of thoughts is 84,563 which is (I think) correct, but the number of links is only 136,041 and I'm sure link count should be upwards of 179K.

I'm going to make one more attempt. I have another archived BrainZip from about three days earlier than the one I've been working with and I'll try restoring from that.

-- Sam
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
Thanks, Patrick, for your detailed reply. I've started along the path you've outlined. I'll be back.

-- Sam
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
I tried downgrading Java but that didn't work because PB5 couldn't see the Java 6 installation.

So I reinstalled Java 7, uninstalled PB5, and installed TB8 (version 8.0.1.2). I opened my large and most important brain from a two-day-old zip archive. I allowed TB to convert my PB database but near the beginning of that process I was informed that "There was a problem ..." and that I should close TheBrain and restart. If the error persists, it could be a database corruption error and I should execute Rebuild Database from the Utilities menu.

I closed and restarted TB but I can't get to the File > Utilities menu because the the brain won't load because it can't be converted (apparently).

Now what can I do?

Currently, I'm watching TB spin its blue medallion and hoping that it will finally convert my database.

-- Sam
Terrible Trouble with Java 7 Update 67
PB Pro Edition version 5.5.2.5

When prompted to install Java 7 Update 67 this morning (8/13/14), I accepted. When I restarted my main (and quite large) brain, all links were either missing or incorrectly linked. Because the situation looked hopeless, I exited PB, renamed the brain to "MessedUp", and restarted from a two-day-old backup. And it's messed up, too (!) in similar ways -- i.e., missing links, incorrectly linked thoughts, etc.

Any advice would be appreciated. For example, would upgrading to the most recent version of PB (now called TB, I believe) help me?

Thanks,
-- Sam
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