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Windows 7: Tweak will make Your seven easier ;)


15 Oct 2009   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco View Post
See this thread: explorer.exe

It seems that using this tweak causes each explorer window you open to start a new explorer.exe thread (regardless of the "Launch folder windows in a separate process" setting under Folder Options/View tab). In the experience of more than just myself some of those duplicate threads don't get released properly. When using this tweak I would find a whole window full of left over explorer.exe tasks using up memory after a few days.
Not happening on my install of the RTM. I do recall a similar affect in a much earlier build.

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15 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe there's some other factor involved too then. I'm using RTM as well. As soon as I remove the shortcut parameters the behavior goes away.
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15 Oct 2009   #13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco View Post
Maybe there's some other factor involved too then. I'm using RTM as well. As soon as I remove the shortcut parameters the behavior goes away.
I stand corrected. My earlier post was wrong. I was looking at a sorted task list.

Thanks - I needed a problem to investigate.

brb
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15 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomaaaz View Post
Well i have this tweak i want to share with seven Forum but i think u all will like it
i hope

Thanks for the tip, be sure to check out all the tutorials as Antman suggested, as this is already a tutorial.

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15 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomaaaz View Post
Well i have this tweak i want to share with seven Forum but i think u all will like it
i hope

Thanks for the tip, be sure to check out all the tutorials as Antman suggested, as this is already a tutorial.
Airbot, if you read this thread more carefully, you'll discover it is a BAD tweak.

*tweak removed* (and I've used it since windows xp)
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15 Oct 2009   #16

 

Actually, the post here is not valid and does cause the error reported by marco.

The correct string is
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

As always, the Shark is on the ball.
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15 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, didn't read the whole thing. The tutorial has both %windir% and %systemroot%, the latter posted by Limneos a few posts down the tutorial. I do not use the tweak, if Antman says the %windir% string works properly, and not the %systemroot%, then perhaps it should be brought to Brinks attention in the tutorial, so the %systemroot% strings can be taken out, or an warning issued about it.
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15 Oct 2009   #18

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Ah, didn't read the whole thing. The tutorial has both %windir% and %systemroot%, the latter posted by Limneos a few posts down the tutorial. I do not use the tweak, if Antman says the %windir% string works properly, and not the %systemroot%, then perhaps it should be brought to Brinks attention in the tutorial, so the %systemroot% strings can be taken out, or an warning issued about it.
I think it is the addition of [ c, ] that breaks it.

I don't think it is the choice of env vars, but I could be wrong. No research performed other than testing the two strings.

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
%systemroot%\explorer.exe /n, /c, ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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15 Oct 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Actually, the post here is not valid and does cause the error reported by marco.

The correct string is
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

As always, the Shark is on the ball.
The tweak itself is bad on Windows 7 systems no matter what path you use.

It opens a new explorer.exe process each time you use the shortcut
and does not close that new process when closing the window.

I reboot alot so it doesnt really add up to alot on my machine but for a user that doesnt reboot 17 times a day like i do they will end up with 100's of open explorer.exe processes.

I say ... bad tweak!

executing the default path,
%windir%\explorer.exe
does NOT open a new explorer.exe process.
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15 Oct 2009   #20

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Actually, the post here is not valid and does cause the error reported by marco.

The correct string is
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

As always, the Shark is on the ball.
The tweak itself is bad on Windows 7 systems no matter what path you use.

It opens a new explorer.exe process each time you use the shortcut
and does not close that new process when closing the window.
If I use the shortcut once, a single additional instance of Explorer occurs. Subsequent clicks toggle min/max. Closing the window does NOT kill the process. Add'l clicks do indeed create new instances of explorer that behave properly (min/max).

This is odd. I used a similar (maybe the same) tweak in my unactivated wzor RTM 16385. While I did not specifically look for this affect, I am certain I would have noticed multiple explorer instances - since I have the bad habit of closing windows instead of min/maxing.

In my previous install, I had two icons on the TaskBar. One opened computer - and had a separate set of jumplist items from the original (and co-existing icon). I do not know how I did that. Somewhere in this forum, I have posted a screenshot of this setup.

That arrangement did not cause multiple unkillable instances of explorer.

To further complicate matters, I just experienced a non-dying instance of explorer using the default config. THe difference being that I just toggled ON the launch new process via Tools/Folder Options.
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