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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Keep Single Instance not always working
Date: 2 Sep 2015 00:28:04
Message: <55e64294$1@news.povray.org>
Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer Version 3.7.0.msvc10
Windows 7 Pro x64

The Keep Single Instance feature is not always working. When alternating 
between opening POV files and INC files by double clicking on a file in 
Windows Explorer, sometimes a second instance of POV-Ray is created.

I haven't been able to determine an exact sequence of actions that 
produces this result. Though I have noticed that POV files like to go in 
the first instance, and INC files in the second instance.


Mike


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Keep Single Instance not always working
Date: 21 Sep 2015 16:42:38
Message: <5600337e$1@news.povray.org>
On 02.09.2015 2:28, Mike Horvath wrote:

> I haven't been able to determine an exact sequence of actions that
> produces this result. Though I have noticed that POV files like to go in
> the first instance, and INC files in the second instance.

Is it possible you sometimes use 32-bit and sometimes 64-bit version?

Or otherwise have multiple versions of pvengine(64).exe on your system?


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Keep Single Instance not always working
Date: 22 Sep 2015 04:32:33
Message: <5600d9e1$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/21/2015 12:42 PM, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> On 02.09.2015 2:28, Mike Horvath wrote:
>
>> I haven't been able to determine an exact sequence of actions that
>> produces this result. Though I have noticed that POV files like to go in
>> the first instance, and INC files in the second instance.
>
> Is it possible you sometimes use 32-bit and sometimes 64-bit version?
>
> Or otherwise have multiple versions of pvengine(64).exe on your system?
>

You are correct! How do I fix it?

Windows 7 Pro x64


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Keep Single Instance not always working
Date: 22 Sep 2015 18:05:31
Message: <5601986b$1@news.povray.org>
On 22.09.2015 6:32, Mike Horvath wrote:

> You are correct! How do I fix it?
>
> Windows 7 Pro x64

You can use Control Panel > Default Programs to associate file
types with pvengine64.exe. Also make sure all your desktop and
start menu shortcuts point to that version (or if you don't know
exactly what the problem is you could also rename pvengine.exe
to pvengine-hidden.exe to prevent accidental usage).

Note if you actually have multiple versions installed, Windows is
notoriously bad at changing file associations betweens *.exe's with
the same name.


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Keep Single Instance not always working
Date: 23 Sep 2015 00:08:00
Message: <5601ed60$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/22/2015 2:05 PM, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> On 22.09.2015 6:32, Mike Horvath wrote:
>
>> You are correct! How do I fix it?
>>
>> Windows 7 Pro x64
>
> You can use Control Panel > Default Programs to associate file
> types with pvengine64.exe. Also make sure all your desktop and
> start menu shortcuts point to that version (or if you don't know
> exactly what the problem is you could also rename pvengine.exe
> to pvengine-hidden.exe to prevent accidental usage).
>
> Note if you actually have multiple versions installed, Windows is
> notoriously bad at changing file associations betweens *.exe's with
> the same name.
>

That worked, thanks!


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