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    John Marchant
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  1. Solution: I have no idea what caused this. I've had the same monitor for over a year. Found this on FlightSim - see: https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?297754-Mouse-scroll-wheel-not-working-properly The second reply post (from aallan) is the fix. I'm using the excuse that it was probably time to do a bit of housecleaning in FSX - but I've got my work cut out for me reloading all the stuff It took me all morning to unload. Keep the shiny side "UP". March
  2. Update: I'm still in deep doo doo on this issue. I completely unloaded FSX per the PMDG methodology. Reinstalled FSX Gold and started from scratch. This means EVERYTHING. Xml files, Cfg files Ini files. Exe files, directories, sub-directories, weather add-ons, traffic add-ons, ATC add-ons, Add-on add-ons, Track IR, ...........you name it - it's gone (with suitable backups, of course). Same problem - radios and other widgets that tune with the mouse wheel don't work. Things on the radios that are clickable, such as the "UP" and "DOWN" keys on the autopilots all work as they should. All things outside of FSX that use the mouse wheel also work just fine. P3Dv3 and v4 work fine. Radios tune. Yikes! Maybe it is time to send FSX out to pasture. Got some good airplanes in there though.
  3. Thanks JA, I use FSUIPC4 (in FSX and P3Dv3) for all control mapping. As far as I can see all is well with the various xml, cfg and ini files present and accounted for. Interesting thing - P3Dv3 (yes, I still have it around) and P3Dv4 all work fine. It's only the mouse wheel stuff in FSX that doesn't work - any knob tuning is dead. The mouse wheel works in the "zoom" function, as when I hold down the shift key and roll the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.
  4. I probably need an education in the art of searching the archives. I tried numerous methods of searching for a solution to my problem and all result in a billion hits for "Radio" or "tune" or "won't". Rats! Here's my problem: Had to change out my hard drive so I had a 1TB SSD cloned with the contents of my old HDD drive - this is the drive that contained (contains) FSX. Added to that it has been a year since I used the software (health issues, thankfully behind me for the time being). So I go to fire up my trusty Beaver and immediately notice that the special gauges (Aerosoft DHC-2) are missing from the panel - empty holes. Strange. OK - deal with that later. Obviously some reference missing somewhere. No time for that now. Change aircraft - why not the Stock FSX C172? All seems to be in good nick - all gauges present and accounted for and in their traditional locations. Fire up the rascal and start my pre-taxi litany - tune ATIS......wait! Tuning knobs don't do anything. Clicking on the digital numbers doesn't do anything. Whisky Tango Foxtrot! Reboot FSX - same problem Reboot computer then FSX - same problem. Delve into the guts of the panel.cfg file and the aircraft.cfg file - all as it should be. Next stop is to check out Appdata\yada\yada\yada - configuration files present and accounted for - all seems to be in order. During the process I noticed a few other things; nothing is tunable. The DG isn't moveable, the OBS on the VOR does nothing, the Kollsman window doesn't change on the Altimeter. ??? Any ideas??? March
  5. As a RW pilot, I find anything this frivolous to be "dangerous", ie: anything that could cause even momentary confusion in a cockpit. To this guy's credit he didn't write "Welcome to Timmerman (MWC) on the approach to General Mitchell (MKE). Milwaukee and Cleveland are a long way apart so it's unlikely that the shock to a pilot would only be momentary - but still. Really?
  6. FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE: 1. Money cannot buy happiness - but it's far more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle. 2. Forgive your enemy - but remember the idiot’s name. 3. If you help someone when they're in trouble - they will remember you when they're in trouble again. 4. Alcohol does not solve any problems - neither does milk. 5. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.
  7. Quickmarch

    EGOV issue

    I've had this issue. Unfortunately, I cannot recall the fix. Of all the things I've lost I miss my memory the most. It has to do with the airport overlay being (basically) flat and the underlying (default) terrain hilly.
  8. Reminds me of the saying airline pilots use for ETOPS - Engines Turning or Passengers Swimming
  9. Check this out: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/28/asia/air-niugini-micronesia-intl/index.html "You can always go around"
  10. I always use a (paid for) VPN. I say 'paid for' because you get what you pay for. The free ones are slower than the second coming. My experiment was to go on line looking for an airline flight. All the advertising started to reflect that search, as well as hotel and rental cars ads, and the price kept going up. I connected over the VPN and started finding flights at or around the original pricing - and no targeted advertising. There is a small down side; when you're shopping online you get area-specific websites based on your VPN location. Not a big problem because once you actually make your choice, you can search for the nearest store to your actual location. I use a VPN in Vancouver. I live in Victoria. Same pricing. Oh yeah! Besides putting tape over the lens of the laptop camera, I'm going to put a piece of foam tape over the mic.
  11. One day a horse and a hen are playing in a field. The horse gets stuck in a puddle of mud, and starts to sink. The hen is frantically searching for anything to help her friend, so she decides to go back to the barn. There, she grabs the keys to the farmer’s Mercedes and drives to where the horse is stuck. She throws a rope around the horse’s neck, and slams on the accelerator, saving the horse from sinking in the puddle. A few days go by and they are playing in the field again. This time, the hen gets stuck. Hen: “Help, go get the car like I did for you and help me out!” The horse, realizing there isn’t much time since the hen is much smaller than he, stretches out over the length of the puddle. Horse: Reach up and grab hold of my ‘thing’. The hen obliges, and the horse starts to stand straight up to pull his friend out of the puddle. The moral of this story is: If you’re hung like a horse, then you don’t need a Mercedes to pick up chicks.
  12. Students at a local school were assigned to read 2 books, 'Titanic' and 'My Life' by Bill Clinton One student turned in the following book report, in which he felt that they were nearly identical stories. His cool professor gave him an A+ for this report. Titanic: Cost - $29.99 Clinton : Cost - $29.99 Titanic: Over 3 hours to read Clinton : Over 3 hours to read Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe. Clinton : The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe. Titanic: Jack is a starving artist. Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist. Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar. Clinton: Ditto for Bill Titanic: During the ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined. Clinton : Ditto for Monica. Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit. Clinton : Let's not go there. Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry. Clinton : Monica is forced to return her gifts. Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life. Clinton : Clinton doesn't remember anything.. Titanic: Rose goes down with a vessel full of seamen. Clinton : Monica.. Ooh, let's not go there, either. Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death. Clinton : Bill goes home to Hillary - basically the same thing
  13. Been away. Just got back. Missed Joe's Birthday. All the best, Joe
  14. Strange. I've been away since Saturday morning. Came home tonight - checked my favorite website MH - and lo and behold I'm logged in without doing anything. The Faeries fixed it! Thank you Faeries. Also, I would like to report that the "Recently Discussed Forum Topics" is no longer broken (something you all know by now). My bad for going away to a place with no internet connection.