from time to time my notepad crashes for no apparent reason:
- I open the windows notepad editor
- I type in something
- After a while I try to save the file through crtl+s
That's when notepad "freezes", the "save"-dialogue doesn't come up, the window just gets "greyed out" and windows tells me that the task is not responding (and asks if I want to close it or wait). This happens irregularly and I wasn't able to duplicate the process yet.
I suspect some third party software that is tied into the system. I'm using several programs that change the file dialogues behaviour. I use cloud addons (google and owncould) that synchronise a local directory but I don't ever save any textfiles there. I also tested already if it gets hung up on a networkdrive or a external drive, but it goes correctly to the default path, if it doesn't find the "last save"-path. I usually have several editors open at the same time. If the error, occurs with one of them. the others work fine and let me save my text files correctly. I don't remember this problem happening with a different program, but I could be mistaken there. Also I think it happens only with new files, choosing to save to an existing file (that was opened into notepad) I don't recall having the problem although I don't know if it ever happens when I choose "save as".
Of course I can save my data by creating a memory dump and just restart the damn thing, but I was wondering if it is possible to analyse what the problem is maybe even revive the "frozen" notepad.
Any hints or ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!