BUG - Reuse Windows Not Working



  • I’m using v10.20.21 and after selecting reuse windows and restarting PA I can click on multiple zip files and multiple PA windows still open.

    Thanks in advance for looking at this.


  • conexware

    thanks for the info - will be fixed in future update, whenever the first one is…


  • conexware

    Hi,

    here is the test version with fix:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/release10/powarc1021a3.exe

    thanks!



  • Ok, that fixed the multiple windows opening. However, I now have a bug that I found while testing to see how it would work. I have listed the reproducibility as 50% because I was able to get this to happen approximately 15 times in a row and then it just seemed to stop happening.

    Severity: Program Crash
    Reproducibility: 50%
    OS: Win Vista
    Reuse Windows: On
    View: Classic Toolbar
    Archive Folders Bar: On

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    Steps: Scenario 1

    Using three zip files: zip1.zip = 174 MB, zip2.zip = 41 MB, zip3.zip = 45 MB

    1. Select multiple .zip files in Windows Explorer.
    2. Right-click on the files and select ‘Open’.
    3. The individual files are processed within one PA window, opened and closed I assume.
    4. Close PA

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    Results: Scenario 1

    1. The program may crash during the file open process.

    2. If the program does not crash while opening the files it will after the user clicks the close ‘X’ button.

    3. Program crash did not seem to occur if user selects File\Exit

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    Additional Notes: Scenario 1

    1. Arguably PA should either:

    a.) ignore any files after the first selected file when the ‘Reuse Windows’ option is selected. Opening and closing multiple files doesn’t have any upside and only wastes time while sucking up a lot of processor ticks.

    -Or-

    b.) when multiple archives are selected from explorer, ignore the reuse window option and open each archive in a separate window. This would seem to fall more closely in line with how windows handles multiple folders being selected even when explorer typically ‘reuses’ the explorer window.

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    Steps: Scenario 2

    Using same three files as in Scenario 1

    1. Open PA
    2. Navigate to folder containing archives using Archive Folder Pane
    3. Select all three files and right-click
    4. Select ‘Open’

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    Results: Scenario 2

    This results in a client crash with no additional steps required from the user.

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    Additional Notes: Scenario 2

    1. Argument 1 a from scenario 1’s additional notes section should apply here. If selecting files from within the client and you have selected to reuse the window, opening and then closing multiple archives simply to respect the reuse window option is just a waste of time and processor. Ignoring all but the first archive in this case would seem to be the best way of handling this.

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    Thanks!


  • conexware

    We will leave this for when we have more time for testing - i couldnt reproduce this on our Vista machines for 10.21 release.


 

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