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Offline rikiTopic starter

Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« on: 06 02 2014, 20:29:38 »
Hello, I am a former Miranda user, I switched to Miranda NG already 6 months ago (maybe more, not sure) and I like the way it works.

I have a problem: in (old) Miranda, I was used to typing the name of a contact when the contact list is in focus. This would select the first matching contact in the list. The response was quick. Now when I do the same, Miranda NG freezes for quite a few seconds, so it is not an effective thing to do, bacause it will make Miranda totally unresponsive. Is there a way around this?

 

Offline Robyer

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #1 on: 07 02 2014, 18:22:58 »
Options / Contact list / Extra (last tab) - uncheck Use improved filtering in contact list  (or something like that, I'm guessing from my translated Miranda).
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Offline rikiTopic starter

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #2 on: 07 02 2014, 18:52:51 »
No such option in my Miranda... strange. Maybe because I use clist_nicer? Is it an option I can change by editing any config-file?
 

Offline Robyer

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #3 on: 07 02 2014, 19:33:57 »
Oh, yes, it's for clist_modern. Then I don't know what could be wrong - maybe someone else will help.
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Offline rikiTopic starter

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #4 on: 08 02 2014, 21:23:07 »
Yes, I've verified it works with clist_modern. However, even the other setting (when "use improved filtering in contact list" is checked/on) doesn't introduce a freezing delay. Unfortunately, I don't like clist_modern because it eats much more vertical space so I have to scroll my list all the time, which is uncomfortable. Besides, it appears to be quite a bit slower on my old machine.

So the problem is with clist_nicer. While using clist_nicer, I tried incorporating the (unused) setting "use improved filtering in contact list" into Miranda via db-editor++, (by the way, it's the binary (byte) value /Settings/CLC/FilterSearch) and it doesn't have any effect either set to 0 or 1 - as expected. Miranda still freezes when typing a search straight into the contact list.

However, while experimenting I noticed that soon after switching from clist_modern back to clist_nicer, there is no freezing until the next Miranda restart. So I think the glitch might be within Miranda initialization code itself, and clist_modern in some way resets/cleans the problem, while clist_nicer does not. Just a hint for the developers. Do you think I should post a notice somewhere else in these forums?
 

Offline watcher

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #5 on: 08 02 2014, 21:29:49 »
Do you think I should post a notice somewhere else in these forums?

No. we've got it, we'll look into it.
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Offline ghazan

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #6 on: 16 02 2014, 20:27:17 »
riki, would you please provide us with the Process Explorer thread's watcher window screenshot?
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Offline rikiTopic starter

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #7 on: 17 02 2014, 00:26:58 »
Thanks ghazan, of course!

I found out that Process Explorer is a member of the Sysinternals suite and launched it, but I can't find the thread viewer window. Searching the helpfile didn't help. Maybe it's the main window? If not, please instruct me.

Here are a few screenshots taken before, during and after such a hanging. I typed "block you" in Miranda window, and it took approximately 1 minute to process the 9 keystrokes.
 

Offline watcher

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #8 on: 17 02 2014, 08:44:55 »
Double click on Miranda32.exe.
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Offline rikiTopic starter

Re: Miranda NG freezes when I type in contact list
« Reply #9 on: 17 02 2014, 11:14:05 »
Allright, found it, thanks!
Here is a series of screenshots zipped up into 3 archives (to overcome the attachment size limit).
« Last Edit: 17 02 2014, 11:31:40 by riki »