I just installed the latest TortoiseSVN Client (v1.7.8) for windows from this mirror here. In the installer I was asked to close Firefox to proceed. Why so? It made me nervous - does TortoiseSVN have anything to do with a web browser that I am unaware of?
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TortoiseSVN integrates into Windows shell, and applications that use the open/save dialog are an obstacle for the installer's intention to restart the shell.
There is nothing special about Firefox. The same can happen with Notepad.