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Personal Communications does not use the Last-Exit View data from PCSWIN.INI file

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How can I make IBM Personal Communications use the Last-Exit View data from the PCSWIN.INI file instead of the data stored in each WS profile?


Starting with Personal Communications 5.8.2, session window size and font information is stored in each WS profile instead of the common PCSWIN.INI file.


To disable this new function and restore the use of PCSWIN.INI for session window size and font information you must add a registry key using REGEDIT:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Personal Communications\CurrentVersion\Preferences\LastExitViewFromINI

By default it will be T(True) for reading from the INI file. Set it to F for reading from the WS.


This solution contains information about modifying the system registry. Before making any modifications to the Microsoft Registry Editor, it is strongly recommended that you make a backup of the existing registry. For more information describing how to back up the registry, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 256986

Document information

More support for: Personal Communications
General Information

Software version: 5.9, 6.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1385895

Modified date: 20 July 2009

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