Questions about running on Windows 7

Oct 27, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Hi,

I loved the tool under Windows XP, but now that I've swiched to Windows 7, ME seems to act a little flaky. It sometimes does not seem to want to pop-up and sometimes appears away from the mouse pointer. The middle mouse button functionality also conflicts with using the same button to launch new instances of programs on the task bar. Will new versions be addressing some of these issues?

Thanks!

Coordinator
Nov 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Hello!

How do you want this issue to be handled?

1. Change middle click onto other stuff

2. Don't react on clicking on taskbar

3. other

 

 

 

Nov 8, 2009 at 3:09 AM

Alex,

I have been using MouseExtender as my primary launcher on a Windows 7 system (just upgraded from Vista).  First, this app is great... 

I have had on occasions where MouseExtender will not popup (Windows 7 and Vista). I usually shut it down via the tray icon and when I do the "Windows Encountered a problem" dialog comes up.  I will then relaunch MouseExtender.   Don't know if it is me or not, but seems I encounter this issue when I am running Firefox.  On most occasions it runs perfectly fine.

I hope that you continue improving this launcher.  I've messed with them all and this is, my opinion, the best out there.

 

Rick

Nov 8, 2009 at 3:57 AM
Edited Nov 8, 2009 at 3:58 AM
AlexSorokoletov wrote:

Hello!

How do you want this issue to be handled?

1. Change middle click onto other stuff

2. Don't react on clicking on taskbar

3. other

I think option 2 would be great if it is technically possible. In addition, an alternate option for launching ME would still be great for times when using only a touchpad on a laptop that doesn't have a middle mouse button. Perhaps a hotkey of some kind?

Danny

 

Coordinator
Nov 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Hello Danny,

I will check the issue, I think option 2 is possible technically.

Rick, can you send us a logfile of your ME instance.

Also, when the issue occur next time, please, check if any errors are written to Event Log (Win + R -> type 'eventvwr' and press enter.)

Thank you

 

Nov 19, 2009 at 4:35 PM
danwdoo wrote:
AlexSorokoletov wrote:

Hello!

How do you want this issue to be handled?

1. Change middle click onto other stuff

2. Don't react on clicking on taskbar

3. other

I think option 2 would be great if it is technically possible. In addition, an alternate option for launching ME would still be great for times when using only a touchpad on a laptop that doesn't have a middle mouse button. Perhaps a hotkey of some kind?

Danny

 

A delay option would be very good because if you are just clicking the middle mouse button the ME should not appear and when you hold it for a defined number of milliseconds then it should appear. This way other softwares, relying on middle mouse button click will not be affected and will work normally

 

Coordinator
Nov 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM

It's good idea, but in the nearest feature we all going to work on other project. This feauture will be added in next release, but this will happend not early then 2 or 3 month.

Nov 22, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Alex,

Sorry for the long delay in responding back.  I have been using MouseExtender extensively on a Windows 7 based system.  I am still experiencing problems where it will not launch and there is a delay in the opening of the tabs (on occasions).  On other occasions it will run fine.  I do think there is a problem or conflict when Firefox is running; however, could just be me.  Event Viewer is really not showing me anything that I can pin down that is causing this; however I will continue to investigate.  Here is a MouseExtender logfile entry, from my most recent problem (hope I am doing this correctly) that may give a clue.  Again, this is a great launcher. Thank you...  Rick

ErrorID: c01adc79-61c7-4d2c-a8d7-82a6570f5874
Date: 11/22/2009 8:35:47 AM
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0
Framework version: SLCC2;.NET CLR 2.0.50727;.NET CLR 3.5.30729;.NET CLR 3.0.30729;Media Center PC 6.0;InfoPath.2;Media Center PC 5.0;OfficeLiveConnector.1.4;OfficeLivePatch.1.3;SLCC1;Tablet PC 2.0
Type: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception
Message: Invalid hook handle
StackTrace:    at MouseExtender.Logic.Common.WindowsHook.Stop()
   at MouseExtender.MainWindow.SetGlobalHook(Boolean start)
   at MouseExtender.MainWindow.SetLauncherDisabled(Boolean setDisabled)
   at MouseExtender.MainWindow.ShowSettings_Executed(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandBinding.OnExecuted(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.ExecuteCommandBinding(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e, CommandBinding commandBinding)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.FindCommandBinding(CommandBindingCollection commandBindings, Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e, ICommand command, Boolean execute)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.FindCommandBinding(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e, ICommand command, Boolean execute)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.OnExecuted(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.OnExecutedThunk(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Input.ExecutedRoutedEventArgs.InvokeEventHandler(Delegate genericHandler, Object target)
   at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
   at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
   at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean trusted)
   at System.Windows.Input.RoutedCommand.ExecuteImpl(Object parameter, IInputElement target, Boolean userInitiated)
   at System.Windows.Input.RoutedCommand.ExecuteCore(Object parameter, IInputElement target, Boolean userInitiated)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.TransferEvent(IInputElement newSource, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Input.CommandManager.OnExecuted(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.OnExecutedThunk(Object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Input.ExecutedRoutedEventArgs.InvokeEventHandler(Delegate genericHandler, Object target)
   at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
   at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
   at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
   at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean trusted)
   at System.Windows.Input.RoutedCommand.ExecuteImpl(Object parameter, IInputElement target, Boolean userInitiated)
   at System.Windows.Input.RoutedCommand.ExecuteCore(Object parameter, IInputElement target, Boolean userInitiated)
   at MS.Internal.Commands.CommandHelpers.CriticalExecuteCommandSource(ICommandSource commandSource, Boolean userInitiated)
   at System.Windows.Controls.MenuItem.InvokeClickAfterRender(Object arg)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

Coordinator
Nov 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM
Edited Nov 24, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hi Rick!

It's great you are back with us!

From the log information I can say that there was some problem with hooking to mouse events. That may originate from any software using mouse or mouse gestures. Maybe you have some soft that uses mouse extensively (as ME does).

Please, create the issue and attach complete logfile to it.

Next, please, delete the logfile and download latest ME version (with improved logging - there are some changes).

Will be waiting for more details.

ME Development Team.

 

Updated: Looks like that delay with opening tabs is because the tab when opening, reloads all content. That's my guess, need to check.

 

Nov 25, 2009 at 9:11 AM
Edited Nov 25, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Alex,

I think you are absolutely right and you got me thinking.  I currently have a Logitech Wireless Mouse that uses the Logitech Setpoint Event Manager software which allows you to configure the buttons on the mouse.  I shut the Logitech Setpoint Event Manager down (thus losing the programmable functions of the mouse and keyboard) and MouseExtender appears to be functioning flawlessly; however, I will continue to test.  Hmmmm...  Too bad there is not a way to make them play well together. 

Coordinator
Nov 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Rick,

now, when we are close to the reason of malfunction, we can dive deeply in this issue and test the behavior you found. All the more, we have Logitech wireless mouses too ;)

Please, add your notes as an issue. This will help us not to forget about fixing it.

Thank you!

Sincerely yours, Alex.

 

 

Nov 25, 2009 at 6:33 PM

I also have a logitech mouse (anywhere MX) and am seeing the same issue. Hmmm......

Danny

Coordinator
Nov 26, 2009 at 8:25 AM

You can vote for issue to make it more important.

http://me.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=6388

 

Sincerely yours,

Alexander.

Nov 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I am yet another Windows 7 Logitech wireless mouse user with the same problems.

I have also noticed that on returning the computer from sleep mode ME very often refuses to work, have to close it and start again.

Regards..  Colin

Coordinator
Nov 28, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Colin,

What do you mean saying "refuses to work"? Does it crash or simply stop reacting?

Thanks,

Alex

Dec 2, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Alex,

I'm currently testing the latest release (v1.6).  Thus far, Awesome!  Have not experienced any of issues I was experiencing previously on my Windows 7 system.  As a matter of fact, and I don't want to jump the gun, but it is running as smooth as butter.  I especially like the scrolling tab feature.  I may have to do another review on this great app!

 

Rick

 

Coordinator
Dec 2, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Hello Rick!

I'm glad that you like the update! Sorry, We are glad :) The whole team!

Yes, Evgeny (jay_minsk) did the great job about tabs performance!

Considering review, this sounds great, but I will ask you to wait next release (minor or major) with localization for some languages. At least, there will be Chinese.

Another reason is that we are currently creating a website (not on codeplex) that will host some ME information: what is it, howto, about pages, and google analytics.

I'd like you to (if you will do the review) mention the site in the article, so we can track more stats on visitors.

Your blog is popular, so I just don't want to miss the chance.

 

Thanks!

Alexander.

 

Dec 3, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Alex,

I will work on a review when you get more final touches on MouseExtender and when the web site is up and running, as you suggested.  That is good anyway for me, due my blog will slowdown here in the next couple weeks.  I'm moving to another house and will take some time to get everything in order. 

Keep up the great work with MouseExtender.  I see this as being a very popular application.

 

Rick

 

Coordinator
Dec 4, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Okay, Rick!

Will do.

Good luck with moving!

 

Alexander.