[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [X-FB] Finder Quit

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From: Jamin <benjamen@...>
Date: 18 Apr 2000 08:51:38 +1000
On Monday, 17 April 2000, FluxerIIxi@... wrote:
>Would it be possible for us that have this Finder Quittin bug like group 
>together and go complain to Apple Computer? Like help their engineers fix the 
>bug or something. Cause I have had this more then a year now, 8.5, 8.6, 
>9.0,9.0.4 and I am sick to death of it! I am not kidding, if I can get the 
>emails of people who have the problem, I will try to find someone at Apple to 
>complain to.
>

After mich research, I found that the problem (in my case) is not the Finders.  While working on an app (that had a minor memory trashing bug in it), the OS would stay stable for an hour then the Finder would be the fist app to notice - and then crash.  I tested a couple of other apps that I knew crashed when doing certain things, they would not crash - the Finder would quit instead.

So my _theory_ is that if you Finder quits, you have run a bad app, that has over-written memory.  Since most of the other times it happens when I am using Netscape or IE, this comes as no suprise :-)


Jamin