I had this added to programmers.txt

mysmartusb.name=mySmartUSB light

And was getting so annoyed with the loading time of Arduino IDE 1.8.5 so I tried Visual Micro but that didn't go well either. Now, Arduino IDE can no longer see my programmer. Tried rebooting, did a search for all programmer.txt files on the C: and deleted/updated as I thought appropriate. Has anyone else ever had that issue and if so, how did they solve it?

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Uninstalled and installed 1.9.0 as I heard that fixes the launch time (it does). I'm aware it's beta but it fixed my issue. I assume reinstalling 1.8.5 would've also gotten me my programmer back.

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