Sharing DXLab Among Multiple Users on the Same PC

Suppose you and your XYL would both like to use DXLab on the same PC, but with separate log files and settings, and without the need to log in and out of separate Windows user accounts when switching users.

Setup

  1. direct the Launcher to Create an Empty Workspace whose name is your callsign

  2. start the DXLab applications you employ, and configure them for your use
    • specify your log file in the Log file panel on the Log tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window.

    • if you've specified a DXKeeper Log pathname in the Startup Parameters panel on the Launcher's DXLab Apps tab, configure it to specify your log file

  3. terminate all DXLab applications except the Launcher
  4. direct the Launcher to Save Settings for All DXLab Applications to your Workspace

  5. direct the Launcher to Create an Empty Workspace whose name is your XYL's callsign

  6. start the DXLab applications your XYL uses, and ask her to configure them for her use; this should include specifying her own log file in the Log file panel on the Log tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window.

    • specify your XYL's log file in the Log file panel on the Log tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window.

    • if you've specified a DXKeeper Log pathname in the Startup Parameters panel on the Launcher's DXLab Apps tab, configure it to specify your XYL's log file

  7. terminate all DXLab applications except the Launcher
  8. direct the Launcher to Save settings for All DXLab Applications to your XYL's Workspace

Switching Users

  1. terminate all DXLab applications except the Launcher
  2. direct the Launcher to Load Settings for all DXLab Applications from the appropriate user's Workspace

  3. start the appropriate DXLab applications

Saving Configuration Changes

Subsequent configuration changes that either user makes will not persist across the next "user switch" unless all DXLab applications except the Launcher are terminated, and the Launcher is is directed to save settings for all DXLab Applications to the current Workspace.

Additional Information

Managing a Log for a Club Station or Serving as a QSL Manager

Saving and Restoring Registry Settings


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Getting Started with DXLab

MultipleUsers (last edited 2018-06-11 01:53:21 by AA6YQ)