Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 06, 2016, 12:03:38 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Occasional hangs  (Read 3072 times)

davemyc

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2009
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Occasional hangs
« on: May 08, 2009, 10:12:20 AM »
FARR occasionally hangs for 10-20 seconds. The status bar shows c:/users/public/desk.....
during the stoppage. I have removed %Mydesktop% from the search folders but
this does not help.  Vista 32bit.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,406
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Occasional hangs
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 10:16:03 AM »
past experience has shown that that usually happens when FARR is trying to resolve some kind of network share or offline shortcut.
your approach was right -- see if you can find the location of the item that is causing the problem and disable/exclude it from the search list.

maybe i can add a feature to FARR that will detect and log such problems to make them easier to troubleshoot.

davemyc

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2009
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Occasional hangs
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 02:10:29 PM »
I think that would be quite useful.


mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,406
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Occasional hangs
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 02:26:48 PM »
i think i'll do it -- i'll combine it with something i've been meaning to do, which is autodetect and disable of plugins which crash on loading -- which will prevent people from installing a malfunctioning plugin and making their FARR unusable until they manually remove it.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,406
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Occasional hangs
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 05:00:45 PM »
It took me a while to add the new troubleshooting log system to FARR, but hopefully it will provide useful in my other programs now as well. it will make it easier for my programs to log info that users can inspect for troubleshooting information, and can be used to autodetect and autodisable crashing plugins.

Will be uploaded with next release.

ewemoa

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 2,845
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Occasional hangs
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 07:57:57 AM »
This log system sounds promising  :Thmbsup: