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Windows 7: All files open in background??

31 Oct 2009   #11
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Disk. I run FF but not Skype. Unfortunately, I don't think that is the issue. I haven't changed anything other than the upgrade to W7 and I never had this issue with Vista.

Thanks again.


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31 Oct 2009   #12
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
"open each folder in the same window"
Yep, it's checked but thanks.

Nothing found on the file checker either. I may have to try the repair install next. I'm hopeful that will work. It has to be something with the upgrade installation since this never happened with Vista.

Thanks for your input and time.
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01 Nov 2009   #13
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Huff09 View Post
Quote:
"open each folder in the same window"
Yep, it's checked but thanks.

Nothing found on the file checker either. I may have to try the repair install next. I'm hopeful that will work. It has to be something with the upgrade installation since this never happened with Vista.

Thanks for your input and time.
Hey Huff,
Another member was had a similar problem so i now know(all files opened a new wndow) what your on about and i used team viewer to remote access into his pc to see if i could fix it,i searched through all options,ran numerous commands and couldnt figure it out.

Buuuuut...it had only happened him a few days ago after he installed some "Counter Strike" programs,so if it happened only after a certain program either try deleting it or system restore.

If that fails,copy all your programs onto a data disc and delete them off the system using CCleaner,just leave the important ones (Windows ones)

Then boot up the Win7 boot cd,go to the repair console and run the memory hardware option (it takes some time) reboot and use start up repair and see if it finds anything.

Hope this can help,
Dan
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06 Nov 2009   #14
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, I have finally figured out the issue. For whatever reason, a program in my startup folder is causing the issue. The program is object dock. It's strange because it never caused issues with XP or Vista and I have even upgraded to the non beta version they say is approved for Windows 7.

It seems to only be affecting photos and videos I open in Windows picture viewer and Windows media player. If I change the default so other programs open these file types then there are no issues. Strange.

Any thoughts on this new development? I'll be contacting Stardock to see what they say.
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15 Nov 2009   #15
ryan1cf

Windows 7
 
 

I too have been trying to figure out why this is happening.

But now I have a better idea of why since you've mentioned that you discovered that Object Dock is causing it and I too have Object Dock installed.

I'm going to try uninstalling it to see if it fixes the issue.

Thanks.
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16 Nov 2009   #16
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey Ryan,

I can tell you that in my situation disabling ObjectDock fixes the issue. Unfortunately, I'm not willing to give it up so I'm having to deal with the issue or now. I contacted Stardock and they responded with the following:

"I apologize, but ObjectDock (Plus) is not supported on Windows 7 systems. Although the application may work in some regards, many of it's key features are disabled. ObjectDock 2.0 is currently in development, and will be Windows 7 compatible. Unfortunately, there is no release date at this time."

I'm just hoping 2.0 gets done at some point in the near future. Good luck.
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17 Nov 2009   #17
ryan1cf

Windows 7
 
 

I hope so too. Yea I just turn it off if I need to view pictures quickly using Windows Image Viewer.

I wonder what features are turned off? I haven't tried this yet either but installing the latest version of ObjectDock.
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17 Nov 2009   #18
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have installed the latest version and I have also tried a repair installation, neither had any effect.
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30 Jan 2010   #19
ryan1cf

Windows 7
 
 

looks like they haven't fixed this problem in build... 536

images still open in background...
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30 Jan 2010   #20
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am losing faith that they are going to fix this issue anytime soon. Seems odd since so many people are adopting Windows 7. As much as I love OD, I am gradually getting away from it and using more desktop gadgets.

Aside from the files opening in the background, I am also unable to keep my weather dock updated. It works for a bit after start up but eventually "goes dark" and can't make a connection. I have to restart to get it to work.

It's just becoming more hassle then it's worth.
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