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Mike Hanson is affiliated with BoxSoft, which produces the Super Templates, distributed through Mitten Software. He has been creating add-on products for Clarion since his Public Domain Models for CPD 2.0 back in 1988. He's also written articles for every Clarion-related publication (clarionmag.com, etc.), and has spoken at numerous conferences and training seminars throughout the world.

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comment Most network protocols occasionally fail
Thanks, alquixotic. I'll download and run that now (while I'm connected <g>).
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revised Most network protocols occasionally fail
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Oct
22
comment Most network protocols occasionally fail
I've discovered that the mapped network drives actually work, but I'm assuming they're not using the TCP stack. (I've edited the message to reflect this.)
Oct
22
comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
Another clue: Clarion runs "elevated" (as an administrator). It's manifest file is external, so I tried changing it run non-elevated, which fixes the problem. Therefore, those particular media keys only work when non-elevated applications have focus. Unfortunately, Clarion needs to run elevated for various operations, so this doesn't resolve the problem.
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revised Most network protocols occasionally fail
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comment Most network protocols occasionally fail
@climenole, thanks for that insight regarding the protocols. I'll definitely check those diagnostic tools. System Restore isn't an option, as it's been a couple of weeks since it first started happening, and many things changing on my machine on a regular basis. BTW, I can tell it's "suddenly", because I'll hear the message checking utility beep at me, and I'll discover that everything is wonky.
Oct
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comment Most network protocols occasionally fail
- When I say "fail", I mean that stop working, depending on how each reports errors. Browsers and Mail programs timeout, or immediately report an access error, printed documents stay parked in the spooler, etc. - I've had Norton 360 loaded for about 3 years on this machine. Although it does occasionally get overzealous, I've never had it do this before. I've not tried disabling it, as that would require uninstalling it. It's own logs haven't reported any problems.
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comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
It's not quite the same problem. My media keys work just fine, assuming that Clarion isn't in the foreground. When it is, then the media keys are not getting passed through to the operating system for normal use. Strangely, others using Clarion with the same keyboard and OS don't have a problem, so there must be something extra going on with my machine. Oh well...
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comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
That's actually incorrect! The media keys tend to be system wide, and can be configured via Intellitype in Control Panel to call any type of operation. E.g. I have it calling CMD files that run Perl scripts, telling my SlimServer to go to next/previous, or to pause/play. These work everywhere except when programs compiled using Clarion 7/8 have focus. However, others with Clarion have indicated that it works fine for them. I think there's something about the order in which the various drivers are loaded that causes the trouble, and I don't expect it to improve until I get a new machine.
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Apr
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comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
I've investigated this, and you can create different assignments for different programs. Unfortunately, those keys are still blocked when that program has focus.
Apr
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comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
I definitely did not install IntelliType separately when I installed Win7, so it was included in my Win7. Regardless, I just checked, and there was a slightly newer version, which I just downloaded and installed. Unfortunately, then problem remains.
Apr
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comment Keyboard's media keys are blocked by a program
Thanks, I'll take a look.