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Author Topic: quickdoclauncher.exe  (Read 4900 times)

lanux128

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quickdoclauncher.exe
« on: September 04, 2006, 09:22 PM »
what does quickdoclauncher.exe do? other than launch documents quickly..? :P
can i use it independently from f+rr?

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 09:26 PM »
some documents, like ms office documents, have a strange effect on the program that tries to launch them, and essentially lock up the process for a few seconds even if executes with "shellexecute", so essentially when farr finds a program that it thinks could do this to it, it instead launches quickdocklauncher.exe with commandline parameters that instruct it what document to launch, so that farr can resume working right away.

bottom line, not very useful to you outside of farr use.

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 09:32 PM »
so, f+rr doesn't just "double-click" on the Word documents, it sends the file to quickdoclauncher... ok, if it keeps f+rr sprightly..

P.S. try googling quickdoclauncher.exe

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe - Should this thread be marked as "CLOSED"?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 06:19 AM »
Should this thread be marked as "CLOSED"?
Just tidying-up my FARR directory and I noticed this.
Not sure what the status of quickdoclauncher.exe is at present - does not seem to do anything useful(?) but is still part of FARR currently (or at least, part of FindAndRunRobotPortable v2.229.01, anyway).
Is it obsolete?
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 06:34 AM by IainB »

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 01:44 PM »
I believe FARR will still use it on occasion, but there is now an option to tell FARR when to use it:
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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 10:43 PM »
@mouser: Ah, I see. Thanks. That is useful, then.
I had tried using it incorrectly - as a Windows app. - just to see what happened, and it sat there rapidly replicating instances of itself and wouldn't stop. (In the end, I used Process Tamer to kill them all.)

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 10:54 PM »
just to see what happened, and it sat there rapidly replicating instances of itself and wouldn't stop.
That shouldn't happen, but then again i never tested calling it without any commandline options.. I guess it became self-aware and wanted to reproduce itself.. Good thing you killed it before it took over planet earth.

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Re: quickdoclauncher.exe
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 07:45 AM »
...Good thing you killed it before it took over planet earth.
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Well, it wasn't runaway, but sort of "flickering" - spawning up to 5 or so processes and then no more, but each time I shut one or several down in Process Hacker, it spawned some more, quicker than I could shut them down in Process Hacker.

I did wonder whether it was going for world domination, like that firewall app. that I reviewed a while back.
In the end though, I took it down using another app from the world famous @mouser stable - Process Tamer.
That sorted it out PDQ.    :Thmbsup: