Jason Rumney | 11 Jul 00:50 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that


> On 6/28/07, Marc A. Holloway <marc <at> edrc.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> At this stage, hovering over any text file, at around the time the
>> tooltip
>> normally would appear giving the file type, date modified and size,
>> emacs
>> crashes.

For me, not every file will trigger this. It seems to be files that are
partly off the right of the dialog, but I'm not even sure about that
triggers it every time.

Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> I can repeat it with the latest CVS.

I can repeat it with Notepad. I think this is a Windows bug, not an
Emacs one. When it crashes it is inside a thread created by the dialog
itself, and everything appears to be normal in the Emacs threads.

Jason Rumney | 11 Jul 02:24 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

Jason Rumney wrote:
> I can repeat it with Notepad. I think this is a Windows bug, not an
> Emacs one. When it crashes it is inside a thread created by the dialog
> itself, and everything appears to be normal in the Emacs threads.
>   

Uninstalling Abobe Acrobat fixed the problem for me.

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.win32.programmer.ui/tree/browse_frm/thread/5fd5638c2125150b/23b7032ce6549262?rnum=31&hl=en&q=open+file+dialog+crash&_done=%2Fgroup%2Fmicrosoft.public.win32.programmer.ui%2Fbrowse_frm%2Fthread%2F5fd5638c2125150b%2F0addbb74f1704e7e%3Flnk%3Dst%26q%3Dopen%2Bfile%2Bdialog%2Bcrash%26rnum%3D8%26hl%3Den%26#doc_6b9daf5652620414

Juanma Barranquero | 11 Jul 02:26 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

On 7/11/07, Jason Rumney <jasonr <at> gnu.org> wrote:

> Uninstalling Abobe Acrobat fixed the problem for me.

Aha. It's good to know it's not an Emacs bug.

             Juanma

Jason Rumney | 11 Jul 02:39 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On 7/11/07, Jason Rumney <jasonr <at> gnu.org> wrote:
>
>> Uninstalling Abobe Acrobat fixed the problem for me.
>
> Aha. It's good to know it's not an Emacs bug.
>
>             Juanma
>

There is a fix for it, but I haven't tested it yet:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909486/

Eli Zaretskii | 11 Jul 08:09 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:39:00 +0100
> From: Jason Rumney <jasonr <at> gnu.org>
> Cc: help-emacs-windows <at> gnu.org, "Marc A. Holloway" <marc <at> edrc.demon.co.uk>
> 
> There is a fix for it, but I haven't tested it yet:
> 
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909486/

How do you test it?  I cannot even find a place to download the hotfix
they mention there.

Btw, Acrobat 8.1.0 seems to exhibit the same problem.

Jason Rumney | 11 Jul 09:30 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> How do you test it?  I cannot even find a place to download the hotfix
> they mention there.
>
> Btw, Acrobat 8.1.0 seems to exhibit the same problem.
>   

Yes, the Microsoft support page said it was a bug in Windows, so it will
happen with any program that does whatever it is that Acrobat is doing.
I gave up trying to get the hotfix, as Microsoft support claims my OS is
out of support when I try to contact them.

Eli Zaretskii | 11 Jul 10:31 2007
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Re: Emacs crashing when using "open file ..." and looking in the Desktop after already doing that

> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:30:44 +0100
> From: Jason Rumney <jasonr <at> gnu.org>
> Cc: lekktu <at> gmail.com, help-emacs-windows <at> gnu.org,
> 	marc <at> edrc.demon.co.uk
> 
> I gave up trying to get the hotfix, as Microsoft support claims my OS is
> out of support when I try to contact them.

Maybe we should try to uninstall (i.e. unregister) only PDFShell.dll,
which is the shell column provider that is evidently the culprit
(indirectly).  The StartupList program (a small wonder in itself) will
show it to you under "Column Handlers", and if you right-click on it,
you can jump to its Registry entry, where you can remove it.

Can someone please try this, and see if removing it has any
significant adverse effects on Acrobat?  TIA

Stéphane De Cara | 13 Jul 11:24 2007
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Showing file names with emacs+emacsW32

Hello,

I use the (patched) precompiled Emacs 22.0.990.1 that comes with emacsW32.
I switched the full customization of emacsw32 on. In particular, I want to have the file names showing up at the top of the emacs window.
During the installation, I also did the proper asscoiations (e.g. with my .tex files). When I a double-click on a file with a long name in the windows explorer, the emacs server and client are launched properly. However, the filename is shortened and capitalized ( e.g. "FOO_1.TEX"); I really thought those days were over...

There is no problem if I open the file from emacs, or drag'n'drop it from the windows explorer. Any idea how to fix this?

Many thanks,

St.

Lennart Borgman (gmail | 13 Jul 13:38 2007
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Re: Showing file names with emacs+emacsW32

Stéphane De Cara wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I use the (patched) precompiled Emacs 22.0.990.1 that comes with emacsW32.
> I switched the full customization of emacsw32 on. In particular, I want 
> to have the file names showing up at the top of the emacs window.
> During the installation, I also did the proper asscoiations (e.g. with 
> my .tex files). When I a double-click on a file with a long name in the 
> windows explorer, the emacs server and client are launched properly. 
> However, the filename is shortened and capitalized ( e.g. "FOO_1.TEX"); 
> I really thought those days were over...
> 
> There is no problem if I open the file from emacs, or drag'n'drop it 
> from the windows explorer. Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks for telling this. I will look into this for the patched version. 
However it would be good if someone else tested with the released 
version of Emacs and sent a bug report if the bug is there too. (From 
"Help - Send Bug Report" in Emacs.)

Srdjan Markovic | 14 Jul 22:53 2007

EmacsW32 problem?

Hi

I am using the latest (patched, I think) wersion of emacs with
EmacsW32 (This is GNU Emacs 22.0.990.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)).

The problem is that whenever I try to open "Customize EmacsW32" or
"W32 Shells>Cmd Shell" menu items, I get 
"Wrong type argument:stringp, nil" 
error message. I am not sure but I think that previous
version of Emacs (with EmacsW32) worked fine. Am I doing something
wrong here?

Win XP sp1
GNU Emacs 22.0.990.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)

Regards

---
Srdjan


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