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Re: PSPad 4.6.2 locks up when I hit 2 double quotes in a row

#1 PSPad 4.6.2 locks up when I hit 2 double quotes in a row

Posted by: therium | Date: 05/25/2017 15:15 | IP: IP Logged

Windows 7 Pro with SP1. Updates are supposed to be automatically installed so who knows what update installed recently. I will check.

This is really bizarre. At first PSPad 4.6.1 was locking up on this one Perl source file when I hit 2 double quotes. But PSPad doesn't do it on any other file. PSPad 4.6.2 does the same thing.

Whenever I type 2 double quotes in PSPad, PSPad locks up and uses 25% of the CPU. It never seems to return from this problem. This is my main editor and has been customized over many months so I really don't want a new editor at this time.

* Typing different characters, or typing the same characters in a different place, does not affect PSPad. Only typing 2 double quotes "" does this.
* Typing "" in a new text file in PSPad doesn't hurt it.
* Recent programs that have been installed:
- DBExtra was installed last week about May 18, 2017. And earlier this week I used it, so that may have run stay-resident processes.
- Corsair engine for keyboard in March 2017.

What I've tried:

* Reboot Windows 7. That didn't help.
* Copy source file and edit it.
* Scan PC for viruses. That didn't help.
* Uninstall PSPad 4.6.1, reinstall newest version 4.6.2. That didn't help.
* Reboot Windows again. PSPad still locks up when I type a double quote.
* Quit the Corsair engine for my keyboard. PSPad still locks up when I type 2 double quotes.

* Could there be a setting in PSPad that I could use to fix this?
* Has anyone else had this issue?
* Does PSPad map 2 double quotes to something by default?

Thank you for any help.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2017 15:24 by therium.

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#2 Re: PSPad 4.6.2 locks up when I hit 2 double quotes in a row

Posted by: Andreas | Date: 05/25/2017 15:29 | IP: IP Logged

I can not reproduce this with pspad 5 227. Tried with text file, php and perl.

Can you please try with this version?

Zip your pspad folder first as backup if you want to go back to your version.

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#3 Re: PSPad 4.6.2 locks up when I hit 2 double quotes in a row

Posted by: therium | Date: 05/25/2017 15:41 | IP: IP Logged

I'll have to look at that later.

Is there a way in PSPad to find or highlight characters with a value > 126? Either in the text editor or hex editor. I wonder if I accidentally put in a control character.

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#4 Re: PSPad 4.6.2 locks up when I hit 2 double quotes in a row

Posted by: therium | Date: 05/25/2017 15:56 | IP: IP Logged

FIXED:

- Used Search, Find with regex to search for [\x7f-\xff] (extended ascii ctrs).
- Found extended ascii ctr, deleted it.
- Changed file to ANSI under Format, Ansi.
- Saved file.
- Quit PSPad.
- Double click on file to edit it.
- Made edit just fine.

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