Solution: in network tracks mode, select a range of objects and Edit > Copy these. The clipboard now contains GPX fragments of these items. You can paste that into a second TrailRunner document or into any text file.
Tip: you can also use this technique to give parts of your network of tracks to a friend for that he/she can import these segments.
Background: This is a new system wide behavior in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to prevent users from accidentally overwriting a documents content if not used for a longer time. In TrailRunner however it does not (always) make sense, because you generally work with only one document, which is TrailRunner.trail, stored in your Application Support folder. But the new versioning mechanism itself does makes sense, as it is a fast backup restoration method while working in your network of tracks and accidentally breaking up things.
Solution: Whenever this dialog comes up, klick on the Unlock button, because that is what you would expect.
Sidenote: Interestingly even Apple itself has some problems with the new system feature.
Solution: TrailRunner supports Dropbox. You can put the TrailRunner documents into your Dropbox and the data gets synchronized between all linked computers.
As you might already know, TrailRunner stores all vital information within your home directories Application Support folder
To move your TrailRunner data to Dropbox, follow these steps:
- Download and install Dropbox.
- By default, Dropbox creates a new folder in your home directory called
- Open this folder and make sure that a folder named
Documentsexists within. If this is not the case, create one with the exact spelling.
- Now go to:
- Within, find the folder named
TrailRunnerand move this into the aforementioned
Next time you start up TrailRunner, the application will check on if your home directory contains the following folder:
If that's the case, TrailRunner will access this location instead of the default
If the default folder does not suit you, these alternatives are also looked into:
As this folder now is located within your dropbox, it is automatically being backed up and synchronized between all computers being linked to your dropbox.
Solution: TrailRunner stores files in the following folders. Backup these folders/files and your personal data is safe.
> Read More about what files TrailRunner writes to your harddrive…
Hint: Another alternative to backing up your files is to place them in Dropbox. This also enables you to synchronize with other computers you own:
> Read More about how to synchronize your diary with other computers…
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
or you can open it by typing the following into the Finder menu item Go > Go to Folder box: