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Author Topic: Hang while "searching history"  (Read 3215 times)

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Hang while "searching history"
« on: May 21, 2011, 02:05:12 PM »
I know this has been discussed, so I apologize for bringing it up again, but I can't find the solution here.  I've seen references to UNC paths, all kinds of other stuff, but nothing that seems relevant to my issue.  I just installed FARR on a new laptop, W7 Ultimate, SSD primary drive, and FARR keeps freezing for 5-10 seconds when I open it, always when "Searching history".  It only seems to do it when I haven't used FARR for a few minutes.  Right now, for example, as I'm trying to reproduce it, I can't, but it happens many times throughout the day, and I'm not restarting between occurrences.

Any ideas?

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 04:14:10 PM »
There are a couple of things to try.

I guess the first thing is to test if this has anything to do with items in the history or if the problem is that your normal hard drive is going to sleep and taking some time to wake up.  Can you try clearing your search history (go to search history tab in options, right-click and clear), and then leave farr unused for half a day and then invoke it and see if it has the same hang.

Another thing to try is on the General tab, tell FARR to stay in memory longer.

Let me know what happens with those test.

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 04:30:46 PM »
Thanks, Mouser.  I already had the "Stay in Memory Longer" setting selected.

I didn't specifically see a "Search History" tab, so I went to "Launch History".  Didn't see a "Clear" r/c option, so I picked "Delete all entries in this list".  I hope that's what you were intending me to do...

Thanks very much for your help!

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 04:31:53 PM »
yeah thats what i meant sorry for confusion.

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 04:36:18 PM »
Not a problem at all - the hard part will be not using FARR for "half a day".  I guess the only way that's gonna happen is if I quit working that long.  Either that, or I have to close FARR.  Hmmmm - I wonder what Alt-Space does when FARR isn't there to look for it and jump into action....  :huh:

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 10:25:01 AM »
Just fyi - deleting the entries in the Launch History list fixed the problem.  Thanks!

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 11:21:47 AM »
Hmmmm - I wonder what Alt-Space does when FARR isn't there to look for it and jump into action....

Alt + Space by default is the system menu for the active window. Same as left clicking the icon (back when there was one) in the upper lefthand corner of the window.

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 11:34:52 AM »
Yeah, I found that out when I was forced to banish FARR to the inactive list for a few hours...  What a waste of a very easy-to-hit key sequence - I'm very happy it's now doing something extremely useful again!

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 12:15:54 PM »
Had this problem myself today. Interestingly, I went into launch history and simply un-checked all the entries and the problem was fixed. Going back to the history tab, everything is checked again and it still works fine.

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Re: Hang while "searching history"
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011, 02:52:41 PM »
Interesting - I was thinking about posting a followup, too, because I'm still regularly having the problem 3 or 4 times per day.  It seems that it happens if I haven't invoked FARR in the last hour or so.  If I come back to my computer after a meeting or something, it'll hang for a 5-10 seconds the first time I open it.  I'll try your trick, and see what happens.

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