Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Things you’d like to miss in the future...
Post Reply
alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 19 Mar 2019 13:33

Initially doing things in Windows that trigger XY to open a tab as the default file manager works fine - such as putting %appdata% in the Windows run dialog.

After a while of use though this stops working properly and instead XY just gets the focus and shows no tab for the thing opened.

Closing XY and attempting the operation again and things are ok again.

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 48208
Joined: 22 May 2004 16:48
Location: Cologne, Win 8.1, Win 10
Contact:

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by admin » 19 Mar 2019 17:28

After a while ...? Is time the factor? Or a certain number of tabs opened?

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 28 Mar 2019 12:52

Time seems to be the factor. It has just gone into the funny state again with only one tab open on the left and one on the right.

I am double clicking my different drives in 'This PC' and all it does is set focus across to XY. But no new tab is opened and neither existing tabs is the thing clicked.

Now, interestingly, closing XY and re-opening it multiple times does not fix the issue. But closing it and then double clicking a drive opens up XY with a new tab for the drive. And it continues to work after.

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 28 Mar 2019 13:17

The registry entries for the mechanism seem to be ok with 'XYplorer' set as the defalt action for 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\Shell' and the command action set to "C:\Program Files (x86)\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe" "%1"

Perhaps there is some difference between a fresh launch of XYplorer and whatever it does when it is already running?

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 48208
Joined: 22 May 2004 16:48
Location: Cologne, Win 8.1, Win 10
Contact:

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by admin » 28 Mar 2019 16:39

What are your settings here?

Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Open command line start path in new tab
Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Allow multiple instances
Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Open new instance always

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 29 Mar 2019 09:43

Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Open command line start path in new tab [OFF]
Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Allow multiple instances [ON]
Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Open new instance always [OFF]

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 48208
Joined: 22 May 2004 16:48
Location: Cologne, Win 8.1, Win 10
Contact:

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by admin » 29 Mar 2019 12:02

Can you give me a step-by-step way to reproduce the undesired behavior?

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 29 Mar 2019 14:20

Ok, it is currently in the broken state. So XY is running and has one tab open in the left panel and 2 in the right.

So

1. Double click 'This PC'. This is just a normal windows explorer Window.
2. Double click drive C

Focus switches to XY but no new tab is opened and none of the 3 existing tabs are the C drive.

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 29 Mar 2019 14:26

Turning on 'Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Open new instance always' opens a new instance with the expected tab.

But turning that back off goes back to not opening the tab.

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 48208
Joined: 22 May 2004 16:48
Location: Cologne, Win 8.1, Win 10
Contact:

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by admin » 30 Mar 2019 17:35

alfi286 wrote:
29 Mar 2019 14:20
2. Double click drive C
Where do you double-click?

alfi286
Posts: 7
Joined: 20 Feb 2019 12:26

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by alfi286 » 01 Apr 2019 12:31

I have attached a picture of where I double click.
2019-04-01 11_29_04-This PC.png
2019-04-01 11_29_04-This PC.png (27.97 KiB) Viewed 346 times

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 48208
Joined: 22 May 2004 16:48
Location: Cologne, Win 8.1, Win 10
Contact:

Re: Default file manager stops working properly after a while

Post by admin » 02 Apr 2019 17:19

In your current XYplorer instance run this through the address bar:

Code: Select all

showcommandfromotherinst;
When you now do your double-click a message should be shown in XYplorer... if yes, what is that message?

Post Reply