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start/tab of a GUI program hangs TCMD

Discussion in 'Support' started by Christian Albaret, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Christian Albaret

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    E.g.
    start/tab C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
    yields a dialog
    Invalid descriptor "AttachConsole"
    you then have to click on the "X" exit button and then "Terminate now" (or otherwise kill the process) -- therefore you don't notice immediately that the mention of "AttachConsole" is the clue to the problem.

    It is of course pointless to start/tab a GUI program; it happened to me while I was playing around with my aliases.
     
  2. Steve Fabian

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    Christian Albaret wrote:
    | E.g.
    | start/tab C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
    | yields a dialog
    | Invalid descriptor "AttachConsole"
    | you then have to click on the "X" exit button and then "Terminate
    | now" (or otherwise kill the process) -- therefore you don't notice
    | immediately that the mention of "AttachConsole" is the clue to the
    | problem.
    |
    | It is of course pointless to start/tab a GUI program; it happened to
    | me while I was playing around with my aliases.

    Your message starts with "e.g." - what is it an example of? I have no idea
    what your message is all about. The message header ("subject") is NOT part
    of the message, and is nearly unreadable in many mail or news clients!
    --
    Steve
     
  3. Rex Clark

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    You must be tired Steve .. Start /Tab c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
    does produce the message

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Steve Fábián"
    | Christian Albaret wrote:
    || E.g.
    || start/tab C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
    || yields a dialog
    || Invalid descriptor "AttachConsole"
    || you then have to click on the "X" exit button and then "Terminate
    || now" (or otherwise kill the process) -- therefore you don't notice
    || immediately that the mention of "AttachConsole" is the clue to the
    || problem.
    ||
    || It is of course pointless to start/tab a GUI program; it happened to
    || me while I was playing around with my aliases.
    |
    | Your message starts with "e.g." - what is it an example of? I have no idea
    | what your message is all about. The message header ("subject") is NOT part
    | of the message, and is nearly unreadable in many mail or news clients!
    | --
    | Steve
     
  4. Steve Fabian

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    Rex Clark wrote:
    | You must be tired Steve .. Start /Tab c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
    | does produce the message

    No, just in a hurry not to go through the screen resolution change to read
    the "subject". The message body starts with "E.g." - the Latin abbreviation
    of "For example". The underlying problem is not described in the message
    body. I do not blindly test everything mentioned in the NG to figure out for
    myself what somebody INTENDED to write, but did not actually write.

    Netiquette requires messages to be understandable without the "subject".
    --
    Steve
     
  5. joshjeppson

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    Ummm.... No. In fact, according to RFC 1855 the subject should be as meaningful as possible. Other netiquette guidelines found via Google suggest that a message consisting only of a subject is acceptable, depending upon the group. Since there is not a netiquette guideline available for this group (that I could find at least) such behavior can not be considered unacceptable. Even those of us who have been on the JPSoft forums for a long time, who are familiar with your preferences, occasionally forget and post something important in the subject line without repeating it in the body.

    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1855.txt

    The funny thing is instead of trying to change everyone else's behavior, you could just use a different email/news reader that more effectively displays the subject or use the html forum interface. Trying to enforce your needs on everyone else will *always* be a losing battle.


    - Josh
     
  6. paCoppe

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    I got the same problem...
    Is there a solution ?
     
  7. rconn

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    What problem? That you can't start a GUI app in a console window? Nothing I can do about that; that's how Windows works.

    BTW, this is an 7 year old thread; if you have a new issue please post it in a new thread (with supporting details, like TCMD version, Windows version, etc.).
     

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