PA Shutdown Problems



  • Occasionally I am not able to shutdown PA. When I attempt to exit the application the archive that was open seems to be closed within the application but the application itself will not exit. I need to force the exit by killing the process.

    I just figured out the cause of the problem today when I download a mailing list archive and opened using PA. I then double-clicked the text file inside, which launched TextPad (my text editor). I read the file and then did some other things. At some point I tired to close PA. The archive I opened seemed to close (the contents of the file disappeared from PA) but PA would not close. I was going to do my usual and kill the process when I thought about the text file I had opened in TextPad. I closed the file in TextPad but that did not allow me to shutdown PA. I then shutdown TextPad and then was able to shutdown PA.

    I tried doing the same with MS Word 2000. I zipped a Word document and then opened the archive with PA. I then double-clicked the Word document and launched Word. I then tried to exit PA and it worked.

    So it seems that TextPad is keeping a reference to the text file and is stopping PA from shutting down.

    Is this something that can be fixed with PA or is it a TextPad problem?


  • conexware

    What is the version of PA you are using? Check About window for exact version…



  • @skanjo:

    …I download a mailing list archive and opened using PA. I then double-clicked the text file inside, which launched TextPad (my text editor). I read the file and then did some other things. At some point I tired to close PA. The archive I opened seemed to close (the contents of the file disappeared from PA) but PA would not close. …I closed the file in TextPad but that did not allow me to shutdown PA. I then shutdown TextPad and then was able to shutdown PA.

    Just tried this and it works OK for me (can close PA with Textpad open. In fact I can keep text file open in TextPad and still close PA.
    PA 10.10.10 / Textpad 4.7.3 / Win XP SP2



  • Also no problems with
    PA 10.10.10 / Textpad 5.0.3 / Win XP SP2



  • I am running XP SP2, TextPad 5.0.3 and PA 10.10.10.

    I am thinking it may be time to rebuild my laptop. Little annoying things have been going on for quite a while. I usually rebuild once per year and it is well over a year now.


 

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