Just a request of confirmation, please: When I switch to an existing project by selecting it in the Dashboard, the Dashboard doesn't reflect the exact memory/glossary settings of when that very project was last used, right?
I don't the for sure, but opening the project via the Dashboard does takes into account the ticked resources, so it does have some influence over the settings stored in the project.
You can avoid that by closing the Dashboard (Dashboard context menu button > Close Dashboard) and using the Project menu instead (Project > Open project, Open project folder or Recent items). This way, the Dashboard settings do not come into play for sure.
If you haven't done thus far, at this point, I think you might want to explore the Project templates, a feature that allows you to quickly save and load the Dashboard state and project settings.
I've made an attempt at explaining that feature in: https://github.com/idimitriadis0/TheCafeTranFiles/wiki/5-Project-templates
PS: I have the impression this behaviour has changed, so using Project > Open project, Open project folder or Recent items still needs to be tested and compared to performing these actions from the Dashboard's drop-down list.
I remember having read your article on project templates, which are clearly useful for new projects. But I wonder if the ability to fully restore an old project with all the memory and glossary settings used last should not be on obvious feature for a CAT of CafeTran level.
And considering the importance that CafeTran is giving the Dashboard, this feature should be available right from there in my opinion. That is, making the Dashboard fully project-sensitive.
Not that I can't live without it, of course.
I actually requested this only a few days ago (and in the past if I remember correctly). Here is what I asked Igor recently:
#1615 Feature request: all associated resources (glossaries, TMs, etc.) automatically ticked/unticked when selecting different projects from drop-down menu on Dashboard?
It would be great if, when selecting a different project from the drop-down menu on the Dashboard, all its associated resources (glossaries, TMs, etc.) would be automatically ticked/unticked on the Dashboard. I think this would help make everything a lot clearer, especially for new users.
MB: I think this would help make everything a lot clearer, especially for new users.
But (perhaps I'm missing the real value/intention of the Dashboard), at this point I wonder if the Dashboard makes sense at all. If new projects can be created with a sort of wizard and always recalled with all relevant resouce data intact (sorry, I still have DV in mind), wouldn't it be much easier to start directly with the standard CafeTran menu for everything?