I have Chrome 12.0.742.100, Safari 220.127.116.11, Firefox 18.104.22.168, IE 9.0.8112.167421 and Opera 9.51 installed on my Vista machine. UAC is on.
Recently, Visual Studio 2010 has been hanging up on me while loading a solution. After this happens, I can't open Chrome, Safari, or Opera. They show up in Process Explorer, but no window - not even the flash of one. However, IE and Opera are able to start up just fine.
I can reboot and things generally start working again - but sometimes even that doesn't work the first few times.
I'm leaning towards the assumption that I've over-super-used my system a bit: I've recently split my hard drive into three partitions, C:\, P:\, and T:\. I've created symbolic links on C:\ to point
- C:\Users\<me>\AppData\Local\Temp -> T:\UserLocalTemp
- C:\Windows\Temp -> T:\WindowsTemp
I've then mapped a V:\ drive as a network share to \\<machine>\P$\Projects\Visual Studio 2010\ where I have subfolders for my projects, so to Visual Studio they are based at V:\. I may not quite have my permissions right on V:\, which may be why Visual Studio hangs sometimes on me.
How all this relates to the browsers I haven't a clue. I have Chrome set up as my default browser.
Does anyone know if Chrome, Safari, and Firefox have something in common that would make them collectively fail to open? They are all WebKit-based, right? Does WebKit go looking for folder or file permissions somewhere that I should check?