Right click behaviour problem

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terrypin
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Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:12 pm

I sometimes open Everything programmatically, such as with a macro script, automatically pasting in a search target. The hits appear correctly and I don't recall any previous problems. But currently, when I then right-click an entry it's 30-40 seconds before 'Not responding...' disappears and the menu appears. The only difference I can point to is that my macro (from Macro Express Pro) is still showing the message box I've included, telling me to use Everything before proceeding.

Bit obscure I realise, but any thoughts on the cause or a fix please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:33 pm

when I then right-click an entry it's 30-40 seconds before 'Not responding...'
Is this when you right click a file in the Everything result list? -it takes 30-40 seconds to show the context menu for a file in Everything?
Is there anything shown in the Everything status bar when it is not responding?

Are you running Everything as an administrator?
Please try running Everything as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.
Does this always occur for each right click or only occurs sometimes?
What is shown in the debug console when you right click a file in Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug
  • When you right click a file and Everything appears to hang, what is shown in the debug console?
To close the debug console:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug

therube
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by therube » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm

when I then right-click an entry
An, so this occurs with only a single item (as well as multiple)?

Add any new context-menu items lately?
Add any new programs that added new context-menu items lately?

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix- ... xtensions/

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:55 pm

void:

This is proving trickier than I'd hoped. I did succeed in displaying the debug console and ran my MX macro. This time Everything responded promptly to my right click but then the console disappeared without trace. And the Everything tray icon has now also vanished. (That's been happening a lot recently.) Task Mgr shows the process still running though and I was able to open it via another macro I occasionally use. After doing so and closing it, the icon was back.

Without using debug in any way I then repeated the procedure that was failing 90% of the time previously - and it worked perfectly in the six tests I tried. I was hoping that issue had therefore resolved itself, albeit leaving a mystery as to its cause. But I'm back 5 mins later because on the very next test it took about 35 s to stop its spinning and allow me to copy the file path to the clipboard ;-(

However, the tray icon now disappears consistently after then closing Everything.


therube: I select a hit (they are all JPG images). Then right-click. That's when I get the erratic behaviour. But, once I get over the first one, I've discovered that subsequent right clicks are OK.

It's No to your other questions.

therube
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by therube » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:21 pm

The drives where the files are located, might have gone to sleep?

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:09 am

The debug console and tray icon will disappear if Everything crashes.

Sounds like a context menu extension is crashing Everything.

Please try disabling any third party context menu extensions and see if the issue persists.

To disable third party context menus, please try ShellExView from NirSoft.
Sort by Type to quickly find all Context Menu extensions.

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:01 am

OK, I'll explore further. I do have quite a large context menu so that seems plausible, especially while another macro application has a dialog open

No drive problems.

farrukhndm
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by farrukhndm » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:57 pm

1. Disable Everything shell menau will resolve issue of handing specially after

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html
After running shell menue, search Everything Menu name edit.exe and Right click on it and disable it , restart everything .
now context menu working even on Drive file stream ( Gsuite) !!

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:24 pm

I still get a delay of about 30 seconds after right clicking an entry after a search. Then, with Everything still open, if I do another right-click on any hit, that works OK.



So this makes it difficult when testing the 14 (non-Microsoft) entries in shexview

(I don't think Macro Express Pro is involved.)

Any more ideas please?
Last edited by terrypin on Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:31 pm

Please send me your debug logs:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debuglog
  • Right click a result in Everything.
  • Please send me your %TEMP%\Everything Debug Log.txt
  • Restart Everything, as the debug logs can grow very large, In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart
  • Could you please also send me your %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:35 pm

/debuglog gives no hits. Have I misunderstood?

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:39 pm

/debuglog does not show any special results, and there is nothing shown in the status bar (like other search commands).

if /debuglog is successful, Everything should start logging to %TEMP%\Everything Debug Log.txt

In Windows Explorer, type in the following address and press ENTER:
%TEMP%
Does the Everything Debug Log.txt file exist?

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:47 pm

I'll get back on this in the morning. So far you've lost me!

FWIW, when I tried
\debug log
as the search (note the space), it opened a command window and very slowly started producing output like the following, which I stopped after a few minutes
====================
Everything
Version 1.4.1.935 (x64)
Windows NT 6.2
Processors 8
IsAdmin 1
AppData 1
Service 0
cmdline "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -isrunas -startup
VOID: TRUNCATED
====================

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:54 pm

Thanks for the debug log.
The is no space in /debuglog, however /debug shows the debug console and provides the same debug information.

To close the debug console:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug
IsAdmin 1
This is most likely causing the context menu delay.

Please try running Everything as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.
Does the context menu delay persist?

terrypin
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by terrypin » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:53 pm

Thanks for your patience. I think it's now OK, but I've thought that before only to have the issue recur later, so I'll give it a while!

I did as you said, but got this when restarting:

Image

After the indexing I tried a search followed by a right click ... and the context menu opened at once. :)

void
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Re: Right click behaviour problem

Post by void » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:28 am

Everything will prompt to run as admin when the Service is not installed and if "Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything" is disabled.

Please make sure "Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything" is enabled:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Click OK.

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