Don't append comments to end of settings in config.cfg
This is a warning rather than an idea or suggestion - just an observation I found out the hard way that I'd like to share with others that may by mistake do what I did...
As background: Locus has a text file config.cfg that stores a heap of settings. Generally the average Locus user has no need to change these settings from their defaults. Comment lines start with a hash # character in the first column.
I had this idea I would add a comment onto the end of each setting I changed to make it easy with a text editor to later find all my changes. For example:
DO NOT add comments onto the end of a setting as in the screen cap above. Place the comment on its own line if you need to have your own comment as below:
When Locus reads the file it does not parse the comment correctly, and in subsequent re-write of the file at app exit the setting will become zero (0) in most of cases. Then the next time you run Locus "bad things will happen" without warning of malformed/ out-of-range settings. In my case all buttons, menus, ruler disappeared. It took a day to figure out it was related to my new comments.