X-Mouse BC causes Komodo IDE and Komodo EDIT to crash.

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avalonnz
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X-Mouse BC causes Komodo IDE and Komodo EDIT to crash.

Post by avalonnz » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:17 am

Hi,

Just thought you should know. I've spent two weeks trying to figure out why my programmers editor, ActiveState Komodo IDE was crashing whenever I opened a file larger than 2k. After much frustration I discovered that the culprit was X-Mouse Button Control (as did another Komodo user). The problem affects Komodo IDE 8+ and Komodo Edit 8+. Earlier versions of Komodo Edit are not affected. I didn't have earlier versions of Komodo IDE to test.

We reinstaled the Komodo products numerous times and tinkered with all kinds of settings, but the problem was only solved (in the case of both tickets) when X-Mouse Button Control was uninstalled.

Here's the full story:
https://github.com/Komodo/KomodoEdit/is ... -350755277

I'm not suggesting that this is an error on your part. Software is complex, particularly when it's trying to use hooks provided by Windows (which is constantly changing in unpredictable ways). I just wanted to post this in case anyone else was having problems with Komodo, and to give you a heads-up in the unlikely case that it's fixable at your end.

Cheers.

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Re: X-Mouse BC causes Komodo IDE and Komodo EDIT to crash.

Post by avalonnz » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:18 am

Oh. FYI (in case it's important) I use a fairly recent Kensington Expert Mouse (four button trackball with scroll-ring).

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Re: X-Mouse BC causes Komodo IDE and Komodo EDIT to crash.

Post by phil » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 am

Well that's an interesting one....
Did you have any special setup in XMBC (were you using global hotkeys/layer modifier keys)?

I'll have a look (I use visual studio myself but I can install the Komodo trial and give it a try if its not going to cost me anything significant :)).
At this stage I'm not sure I will be able to do much - because XMBC does not hook into other applications, just the global mouse/keyboard hook - but I suppose it could be doing something in there that causes a compatibility issue - finding it though (as you say) may not be so straight forward!

Thanks for the heads up!
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