Stupid question: where is the Preferences box?

James Juran jamesjuran at
Tue Apr 17 18:36:04 CDT 2001

lawson_whitney at wrote:
> Good day!
> I am GUI-challenged, and proud of it, but I would like a bit of help.
> When I start netscape (picked from an Earthlink CD) it raises a message
> box that says (this is picked from --debugmsg +text and folded for
> mailing convenience):
> trace:text:DrawTextExW L"Error: temporary directory E: does not exist.
> Please enter a new directory in the preferences box.", 99 ,
> [(0,0),(264,0)]
> Seems it wants to create E: (nil) and wine won't let it, since /gp/tmp
> already exists, so I thought to do as the messagebox asks and enter a
> new directory in the prefernces box, but - I can't find it.  Home, Go,
> New&cool, Security, This Toolbar, That Shortcut all over the screen, but
> where in the name of Babbage is preferences?

I've gotten this message from Netscape, and I haven't been able to
figure out where it comes from.  I couldn't find anything like this in
the Preferences dialog, nor in the registry.  If you figure it out,
please let us know!



James Juran
jamesjuran at

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