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Author Topic: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder  (Read 4280 times)

tinjaw

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[bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« on: October 19, 2008, 11:28:45 AM »
version 2.30.01

When I check the box in General Options to "Start automatically when Windows starts" I get two entries in the same Startup folder. I can consistently reproduce.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 01:21:30 PM »
I think Mouser would like to know which version of Windows you are running (+ service pack) :) I can't remember having the same issue running Windows XP SP3..

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 03:57:33 PM »
FWIW, I tried to duplicate this after a fresh install [1] of 2.30.01 under Windows XP Pro SP3 and the result was that I only got one entry in my Startup folder.


[1] I didn't run FindAndRunRobotInstall.exe to install -- I just unzip FindAndRunRobotSetup.zip and run FindAndRunRobot.exe from within the resulting folder.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 06:48:19 PM »
WinXP SP3 here. I did a install from EXE about 5 days ago.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 12:50:53 AM »
if you delete both entries and then run farr does it recreate both, or just one?

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 08:39:19 AM »
Both. And toggling off startup support in FARR will also delete both.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 06:34:38 PM »
I do not know the cause yet, but it is not a but in FARR. I have been seeing this same behavior with several other programs recently. It is obviously something wrong with my Windows configuration.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 09:15:14 PM »
can't be two entries in the same Startup folder. one must be in '<username>/Start Menu' and the other 'All Users/Start Menu'.

Note: just noticed your last post. since it's 'spreading' to other programs as well, something is definitely wrong with your Startup folders in general. will let you know if i find out anything. :)

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 09:46:17 PM »
I think I figured out what is happening. Now I need to test my theory. I think I somehow moved my personal startup folder with the All Users startup folder. My personal one is missing. I am about to check the registry. I bet they are both pointing to the same folder and if I split them up again, all will be fine.

Now I need to research how to test and fix this.

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Re: [bug report] FARR is putting two entries in Startup folder
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 09:52:39 PM »
you can use TweakUI to point to your userprofile Startup folder or take a look here to manually edit your registry.

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http://windowstipsan...-startup-folder.html