[bd-users] Removing Bible Desktop
carma54 at mac.com
Thu Oct 28 10:34:42 MST 2004
Okay, here's the deal...I initially installed MacSword and several
modules, all of which worked fine. I decided I wanted something with
search capabilities. I found the Bible Desktop on the JSword site and
decided to give it a try BECAUSE it used the MacSword modules (and I
had several.) I downloaded Bible Desktop to run in the conventional
manner (not using Java WebStart). The first thing the program wanted
me to do was select and download modules. There was no option for
accessing the already existing modules on my hard drive. So I
downloaded a module, just to see how Bible desktop worked, but
continued to look for ways to make it use already existing modules.
After searching around, I gave up in frustration and decided to remove
the program because I didn't want a bunch of duplicate modules.
I then decided that maybe using the Java WebStart version would be an
efficient way of doing things. In my very vague (pea-brained)
understanding, I thought that this type of program would access all the
modules I wanted ON THE WEB, with only a small core of program files
actually downloaded to my computer. When the program again wanted me
to DOWNLOAD modules, I decided I would just not waste any more time on
it, and deleted the icon that starts the program, although I knew, to
my frustration that there were files on my computer that supported the
program and I had no idea how to delete them all.
I have had nothing but trouble with MacSword since...it only allows a
few books (modules) otherwise it crashes. Right now, the modules I
have are the Bible, KJV with Strong's numbers, et. al; The Matthew
Henry Complete Bible Commentary; a Greek and a Hebrew Dictionary; a
Daily devotional; and Calvin's Institutes. When I tried recently to
add the Jamieson, Faussett, and Brown commentary, the program crashed
- I've tried several times to bring the program up and it continues to
Is anyone knowledgeable in [ MacSword, Bible Desktop, the Mac OS X, and
Java] able to assist me in any way to come up with a workable solution?
I would like to start over fresh, clean up any existing messes, and
just stick with one program or the other.
Sorry this is so wordy but I wanted to give a complete picture of what
I had done so far.
chrisroberton at mac.com
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