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Orca stops responding

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:27 am
by mbrazil
Orca regularly stops responding for a period of time (30 seconds to a minute) fairly often. This happens most frequently when I switch over to Orca after using another app when Orca has been left running in the background, but it happens when I'm actively using it too. During these non-responsive periods, there is either no response to mouse clicks anywhere in the app, or if I click on anything at all in the Orca window, I get a busy cursor, the toolbars go blank, and all I can do is wait until it gets done doing whatever it's doing and starts responding again.

Re: Orca stops responding

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:32 pm
by mathman
I have had a similar problem. Usually I can fix it by switching to my home page by clicking on the home icon.

Re: Orca stops responding

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:12 am
by Jasmine
Had you checked in the task manager the memory Orca took up that moment and how much memory was left in all?

Re: Orca stops responding

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:06 pm
by mbrazil
Jasmine wrote:Had you checked in the task manager the memory Orca took up that moment and how much memory was left in all?
If you're asking how much system memory remains available at the times the pauses occur, there's usually only about a 25 - 30 percent memory load. I've got 4 GB in the system, of which Win XP SP3 can use a bit over 3.5 GB, so even when Orca is using half a GB or so, there's plenty left available. Total memory in use at these times including the OS and all other running processes runs a bit over 1 GB. leaving at least 2.5 GB free.

Re: Orca stops responding

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:09 pm
by mbrazil
mathman wrote:I have had a similar problem. Usually I can fix it by switching to my home page by clicking on the home icon.
I can't switch to the home page, because Orca is totally non-responsive at these times. It ignores all commands and mouse clicks until it comes back from whatever it's doing. If I click the close (X) button, I get the windows dialog saying it's not responding and offering to close it. If I just wait it out, it returns to normal after awhile.