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Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« on: September 22, 2009, 07:29:01 PM »
Hello friends:  :)

I've noticed a little bug with FARR. I think my keystrokes are too fast for it. When I hit "pause/break" and immediately type something, FARR freezes up. It does display the history, but the text box won't show a blinking cursor and won't allow anything to be typed in it. I can't even select a history item shown. I then have to close and restart FARR to correct it.
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 10:32:51 PM »
This never happened to me. Not saying that it can't happen, but I've tried to start typing as fast as I cam after hitting break... to no avail... Farr remains responsive.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 02:31:39 AM »
I have same problem now and then! And my Desktop freezes also.... :(

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 04:47:40 PM »
I've been having a somewhat similar problem with FARR lately: after not using the computer for a while I go to it and almost immediately hit the PauseBreak button to bring up FARR and then a single letter (one I've tied aliases to). Then I fairly often (once every two days or so) get a FARR memory error. Clicking "cancel" is enough to get FARR to respond like usual again. But every time after that when I bring up FARR and type that same letter I get the same error. If I shut down the FARR process and restart it again then the problem disappears, for the moment. Does anyone recognize such a problem? In some such cases FARR keeps giving error messages until it crashes, but in most cases there's only one error popup. My hunch is that some harddrive has gone into sleep mode and that FARR can't handle that properly.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 10:42:27 PM »
(I've had a similar problem when loading conflicting plugins. The worst was loading the 2 different plugins for Everything at the same time -- Tiny Everything and the other one which name I forget. Apart from that, no problems.)

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 01:18:20 AM »
I've unloaded the Everything plugin to test...

Nod5 - my FARR is on a partition which never sleeps...

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 11:36:40 AM »
as Armando noted, a list plugins being used may give a clue as to why this happens.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 02:00:47 PM »
Though my problem above might be a different one than the others have reported, my hunch at the moment is that the errors began after updating to fscript.dll v 1.19. I'll try to backtrack to a previous version. But the problem only happens seldomly and therefore hard to troubleshoot.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 01:25:35 AM »
No freeze ups yesterday... :Thmbsup:

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 08:40:16 AM »
ok, I just had the problem I described again. The title test translates to "Windows - no harddrive"
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 01:21:28 AM »
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2009, 05:47:15 PM »
Okay, this is now happening once a day. Funny enough, it seems to happen around the same time of day; in the late afternoon. It's now 5:45P CDT. One thing I noticed this time is that it froze up even when I wasn't hitting another key just milliseconds after FARR pops up; I waited a good two seconds before typing...
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2009, 05:54:54 PM »
if you let it take some time does it wake up?
it sounds like it might be this same issue of drives being asleep?

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 06:09:52 PM »
if you let it take some time does it wake up?
it sounds like it might be this same issue of drives being asleep?

Hey mouser:
Nope. When it happens, it's become obvious since when I hit pause/break, FARR pops up and does not have a text cursor. When it works normally the text cursor blinks immediately.

Also, no, it's not a sleeping drive. It's quite odd; I use FARR countless times daily, and I use it in the same manner each time. I hope this helps diagnosing. One thing: if I remember correctly, this issue cropped up after the last FARR update. But I may be wrong...
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 06:35:57 PM »
Okay, it did it again just now but this time I couldn't get it to close using the X button or the escape key. Just an FYI. :)
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2009, 07:18:38 PM »
ok ill tell you what, it seems like it's happening enough that it would be useful for me to send you a debug version to try and send me info when it happens again.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2009, 07:55:37 PM »
ok ill tell you what, it seems like it's happening enough that it would be useful for me to send you a debug version to try and send me info when it happens again.

Sure thing. Finally, a way to contribute to DC! :)
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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2009, 01:29:19 AM »
Mine's been okay since removing the TinyEv plugin!

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2009, 03:06:07 AM »
Scotch that - FARR still freezing up and when I exit my  whole PC freezes and I have to use Power Button to shutdown then Boot up!

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2009, 03:18:15 AM »
CleverCat: you can type 'aplugins' in Farr and post a screenshot of the resulting window or you can go to 'Options > Troubleshooting Log' and post that info.

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2009, 05:36:04 AM »
Okay - but I discovered another problem to do with AMPL - am fixing first!

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2009, 07:36:46 AM »
ok, I just had the problem I described again. The title test translates to "Windows - no harddrive" (see attachment in previous post)

I sometimes get that when booting up without the usual USB Drive plugged in. I wasn't actually sure it was FARR that was causing the problem, but I wondered if there was some history somewhere??

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2009, 07:43:20 AM »
This may be unrelated? but, generally the first invocation of FARR on my system will not focus the FARR window correctly (with cursor, etc). No dramas, just have to delete the alias and search string that went to the text editor by mistake and do it again after clicking into FARR... Never freezes though.

I do get FARR crashing quite regularly after updating the Plugins (during development for example). The Plugin window will display normally, but when I click "OK" FARR disappears (crash and burn).

Normal running is fine though. I think I should go through and clean up my installed plugins: I noticed some were throwing errors in the error log  :-\

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2009, 02:55:57 AM »
I've wiped and reinstalled FARR - only running AMPL plugin! Will add others of it behaves! :D

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Re: Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2009, 04:41:19 AM »
I've wiped and reinstalled FARR - only running AMPL plugin! Will add others of it behaves! :D

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