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Discussion in 'Support' started by vefatica, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. vefatica

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    My default browser is FireFox.

    If I execute:

    Code:
    start ftp://lucky.syr.edu/mat122/stat11t_formulas.pdf
    with TCC12, FireFox starts, partially shows the document, then just sits there using 25% PCU (all of one processor).

    If I give the same command to CMD it works correctly; FireFox shows the complete ducument and then idles at 0% CPU.
     
  2. Kachupp

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    FF is a little slow at everything .. I'd blame FF snapin/plugins
    What happens if you start it from cmd first, then tcc
    could it be cached already?


     
  3. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    What happens if you start it in TCC using
    this command?

    start /pgm "ftp://lucky.syr.edu/mat122/stat11t_formulas.pdf"

    If you run Process Explorer, can you
    see any difference in the way the processes are started (between cmd and
    tcc)?

    -Scott

    vefatica <> wrote on 02/16/2011
    07:48:19 PM:




     
  4. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    Interesting, but I don't think it's a TCC issue. What I see is it failing
    every other time I execute it, whether from CMD or TCC.

    I would suspect either your ftp server or FireFox.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  5. vefatica

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    On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:44:11 -0500, rconn <> wrote:

    |Interesting, but I don't think it's a TCC issue. What I see is it failing
    |every other time I execute it, whether from CMD or TCC.
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    |I would suspect either your ftp server or FireFox.

    I just saw it work well 10 times in a row from CMD and then fail as described
    earlier 5 times in a row from TCC.

    Either way, FireFox's startup command is the same:

    Code:
    "D:\FireFox\firefox.exe"  -requestPending -osint -url
    "ftp://lucky.syr.edu/mat122/stat11t_formulas.pdf"
    (probably coming from some shell DLL).

    I don't think TCC is handling the start correctly (DDE?, ShellExecute?) because
    while FireFox is unresponsive, so is TCC (and that's after TCC's prompt has
    returned). And that unresponsiveness includes **other** instances of TCC, too
    ... and does not include other running apps.
     
  6. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    That command works fine here:

    TCC 12.10.52
    Firefox 3.6.13
    Adobe Reader 9.4.2
     
  7. Glennbo51

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    On 02/16/2011 21:50, Charles Dye wrote:

    As it does here as well

    TCC 12.10.52 x64 Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7600]
    TCC Build 52 Windows 7 Build 7600

    Firefox 3.6.13
    Adobe Reader X
     
  8. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    described

    Not reproducible here -- it fails 50% of the time in CMD, and it fails 50%
    of the time in TCC.

    That command is not executed by TCC; it is passed to Windows to handle.

    And it is impossible for TCC to be affected by Firefox after TCC has
    returned to the prompt -- unless you've got a (substantial) Windows bug.
    (Which unfortunately is NOT impossible.)

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     

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