This is a real puzzler since it happens intermittently. I have only noticed this since I installed Firefox 3.0, but it may have been occurring earlier--I just don't know.
When I click on my desktop icon to launch Firefox, which has always taken a long time, I assume due to the number of extensions I simply can't live without
, I sometimes check in Process Tamer to see if it actually launched. I have noticed that sometimes when it actually has
launched, it does not
appear in the process list in Process Tamer. It does, however show up in other utilities like the Windows Task Manager and CachemanXP.
I have only noticed this with Firefox over the past few weeks, and it is intermittent. I believe--but haven't kept close track--that it occurs less than half the time. I haven't yet noticed a pattern of any type. Nor have I noticed any particular problems associated with this strange phenomenon.
At this point, I'm simply wondering how this can occur. Since I am just a simple user
, and really don't understand how any of these pieces of software work, I don't know if this is simply a reflection of how Process Tamer gets its process information differently than do the other two utilities--or is there more here than meets the eye? I'd appreciate any ideas in understanding this. Thanks in advance.