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anhthengo

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Open files from Projects stop working
« on: May 20, 2022, 10:13:59 pm »
Today, my slickedit commands "Open files from Projects", "Open files from Workspaces" stop working.  It just blinks the edit and edit becomes out of focus.
I am running Windows 11

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 11:31:34 pm »
What version of slickedit are you using?

If you type the command project-load on the command line does it work?

How long had the commands been working for before they stopped working?

Does the projects toolwindow show the workspace and project files correctly?

You could try this
Close slick
Rename vslick.sta in your config folder to vslick.bak
Start slick, see if it works.

It's possible there is more than one vslick.sta file in your system if you use multiple configurations  - but I couldn't really tell you how to deal with that off the top of my head.

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 10:51:00 am »
It sounds like you may have accidentally turned on Command Line Prompting.  Check Tools > Options... > Keyboard and Mouse > Advanced > Command line prompting > OFF

anhthengo

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 04:26:22 pm »
Here is my version SlickEdit Pro 2020 (v25.0.2.0 64-bit)
The command line prompting is off.
I don't see the command line option.
It always works before. Normally I use Alt-B to bring up the dialog to select files from projects.
The projects tool windows show the workspace and project files correctly.
Anyway, now it works again since last Friday, without doing anything.  Maybe windows update fix that problem.

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 10:13:18 pm »
Maybe something to do with Alt-B.  If it happens again try the command what-is to see what the key binding for Alt-B is  - or try binding some other key combination.

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 08:58:15 pm »
After rebooting, the problem comes back again.  I don't think it is the Alt-B problem.  I set Alt-B to Open Files from Project.  So no matter if I do Alt-B or Select menu Project | Open Files from Projects, it still does the same thing, my Slick Edit just move out of focus.

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 09:31:08 pm »
Could you do Alt+B, and then grab a screen shot of what you are seeing? 
Are you certain the focus is not just moving to the SlickEdit command line (at the bottom of the window)?
Do you have the Files tool window docked or floating?
If you have the Files tool window floating, is is possible that it is positioned off screen?
From the main menu, try View > Tools Windows > Files? 
Is "Files" checked (indicating that it is active somewhere)?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2022, 09:35:36 pm by Dennis »

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 11:07:16 pm »
Could this problem be due to there being wildcards in this project AND the files being on a somewhat slow hard drive/remote machine?

If it is, you need v26 which stores a wildcard cache. That way, when you restart it uses the wildcard cache while it updates the wildcards on a thread.

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 12:42:36 am »
Hi Dennis,
That's it.  The Files tool windows is floating off the screen.
From the main menu, View > Tools Windows > Files is checked.
After I change the monitor resolution to 100%, I can see the dialog comes back to the second monitor.  I drag it back and it works fine now.
Thanks,

Anh Ngo

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Re: Open files from Projects stop working
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2022, 12:10:51 pm »
Cool, I thought if I came up with enough theories, one of them would be the reason.