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The standard installation directory is /usr/local/sparky, but you can install it in any directory you like. You can start Sparky by running /usr/local/sparky/bin/sparky.You may want to add /usr/local/sparky/bin to your executable search path in your shell startup file (for example in .cshrc).You need to start an X server before running Sparky. An installer for the Mac is available from the Xon X project.The Mac version of Sparky requires that you run an X server. If you wish to start Sparky from the command-line instead of clicking on the icon use the executable Bouncing Dock icon.You can start Sparky by clicking on the "sparky" icon in folder c:\Program Files\sparky\bin.You can create a shortcut to sparky by selecting the icon and then choosing "Create Shortcut" under the folder File menu.It just activates the Sparky window and another mouse click is needed to show the menu.

The default behaviour of the Quartz window manager from the Apple X server 1.0 release is to require you to click on each window before you can type to it or press buttons.Sparky is a graphical program for doing NMR assignment and integration.It runs under Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and SGI, Sun, and HP/Tru64 flavors of Unix.It is by default set to "auto" and you should choose some number instead. I have not been able to test it because I have only Windows NT available and it does not exhibit this problem.

I don't know how big the number has to be -- just experiment or choose the biggest value in the pull down menu of choices. You may wish to examine platform specific installation notes for Linux or SGI.

This behaviour results from Sparky being an X windows application instead of a native Aqua application. The delete key on some Macs produces a backspace character when using an X windows program. Two X windows preference settings help avoid extra mouse clicks when using Sparky dialogs.