Windows explorer opens file in new instance

If you are having problems with QCAD version 3, post here. Please report bugs through our Bug Tracker instead.

Always attach your original DXF or DWG file and mentions your QCAD version and the platform you are on.

Moderator: andrew

Forum rules
Always indicate Operating system, QCAD version
Attach Drawing files, Screenshots
User avatar
hungerburg
Premier Member
Posts: 160
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 7:35 pm

Windows explorer opens file in new instance

Postby hungerburg » Wed May 09, 2012 1:31 pm

When I double click a DWG file in windows explorer, most of the time, a new instance of QCAD starts. I would rather have the file opened as a new tab in an already running instance of QCAD, or, if the file is already open, have it focussed. This is on windows 7, RC5.

Curiously, this behaviour is inconsistent, sometimes windows behaves as I want it to. But I cannot make out a pattern, that drives behaviour. Anybody else notice that? Can you help me manage this?

User avatar
andrew
Site Admin
Posts: 4986
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:07 am

Re: Windows explorer opens file in new instance

Postby andrew » Wed May 09, 2012 1:44 pm

Most likely a timeout issue if your machine is very busy.

I've added a bug report:
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... ask_id=593


Return to “QCAD 3 Troubleshooting and Problems”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests