Cancel current sort prompt

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nalol
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Cancel current sort prompt

Post by nalol » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:11 pm

I'm doing a sort that should take a while, but after a few minutes I get the prompt mentioning in the title. I'm not clicking or even mousing over the window. Why is this happening? How do I make sure the sort doesn't stop prematurely?

nalol
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by nalol » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:03 pm

I'll add; the only option is to click ok and have the sort reset with no option to decline the cancel. Can that be added?

void
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by void » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:13 am

Why is this happening?
This wait dialog is shown when you perform an action on the Everything database (clicking on the result list) when the database is busy.

If the database becomes ready (your sort completes) the wait dialog will disappear.

Ideally, this wait dialog should have a OK and Wait button.
I have put this on my TODO list.

What property are you trying to sort by?
-Please try enabling fast sort for this property under Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> fast xxx sort.
Fast sort will make the sort instant and persistent.



The reason for the wait dialog is shown in the debug console:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug
  • Perform your sort.
  • Wait for the wait dialog to show.
  • What is shown in the debug console?
    There should be the following line:
    DB_WAIT: xxx waiting for xxx...
To close the debug console:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug

How do I make sure the sort doesn't stop prematurely?
Simply leave the dialog up and don't click OK.
The dialog will disappear when the database becomes ready.

nalol
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by nalol » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:41 pm

I'm sorting by video bitrate, there's no fast sorting option unfortunately.

This is my debug thingy after the prompt:

PIPE WRITE 33 52
READ 8
PIPE READ 0 8
READ 8
Check for volume change.
DB_WAIT: db_check_for_volume_change waiting for _db_sort_thread_proc...
sizeof (DLGTEMPLATEEX) 104 124
READ 8
READ 4
PIPE READ 3 12
update m 0 00000000035622c0
READ 8
ParseDisplayName 80070005 R:\System Volume Information\EDP\Recovery
R:\System Volume Information\EDP\Recovery: no pidl
COM msg 1030
READ 8
READ 4
PIPE READ 3 12
update m 1 00000000035633e0
READ 8

It stopped responding also.

nalol
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by nalol » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:17 pm

Ok after doing some testing I've figured out what's causing the prompt. My bluetooth mouse. After a few minutes of inactivity, my mouse goes to sleep. This triggers "check for volume change". It thinks my mouse disconnecting is a volume being removed and this causes the program to prompt the cancel and crash.

void
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by void » Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:21 am

Thank you for your reply nalol,

"check for volume change" will no longer cause the database to block in the next alpha update.

I'll make another post here once this is available.


To enable fast sort for video bitrate:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Properties tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select Video Bit Rate and click OK.
  • Set the desired include only files.
  • Check Fast sort.
  • Click OK.


Indexing Properties and Fast Sort

void
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Re: Cancel current sort prompt

Post by void » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:40 am

DB_WAIT: db_check_for_volume_change waiting for _db_sort_thread_proc...
Thank you for the debug logs.



Everything 1.5.0.1296a fixes an issue with Everything freezing when a device is connected/removed.

Everything will now check for volume changes only when the database is ready.



Everything 1.5.0.1296a also adds a Wait button to the wait dialog.

This button will hide the wait dialog for 3 seconds.

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