Windows 10: Odd software behaviour

Discus and support Odd software behaviour in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; In my Win10 build 10565 file browser/explorer I usually like to set the folder view to sort by date order. This works fine in Win10 directly. There is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by brianwall, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. brianwall Win User

    Odd software behaviour

    In my Win10 build 10565 file browser/explorer I usually like to set the folder view to sort by date order. This works fine in Win10 directly. There is sometimes a short delay whilst the folder reorganises itself. However if I THEN use a third party program such as Photoshop to open a file it opens Explorer but it is not sorted. The date column is indeed selected but it takes up to 30 secs for the screen to refresh in date order.

    It is as if each and every application is opening a fresh instance of explorer that doesn't know what the other instances are doing but knows the sort order ought to be by date.

    I seem to remember seeing an option to open explorer as separate processes but may be imagining it? Can't find such a setting at the moment.

    brianwall, Oct 17, 2015

  2. Odd software behaviour Lumia 720


    Thanks for your reply. I adjusted the touch sensitivity but that did not do the trick. Last night, I was already sleeping, suddenly my Lumina 720 played a song that I played before many weeks ago. That was quite odd too. With my phone connected to the charger,
    me asleep and there was that terrible noise from an old U2-song... And I could not stop it, nor could I lower the volume so I had to turn on my computer to find the keys to a soft reset and it was in the middle of the night.

    So I waited till this morning to reset my phone to it's factory-settings. Much to my annoyance- without any external app loaded, the phone went on nuts again. This time, while vibrating taking numerous screen shots... It's like my phone is haunted. A little
    poltergeist in it. I need some high-tec exorcism I'm afraid.

    Hope someone can help me further!
    Pantone---01, Oct 17, 2015
  3. Odd software behaviour Lumia 720

    I'm the proud owner of a Lumia 720 since July. I'm facing some odd software behaviour recently though. Without notice or any pattern, the current app changes to another one, sometimes four or five times while my phone vibrates like mad. It happens two, or
    three times a week, and there's no significant pattern but this weird "phone on speed" behaviour always ends in the Bing app. I thought rebooting was the answer but it doesn't. Does someone has any clue?
    Pantone---01, Oct 17, 2015
  4. Odd software behaviour

    In File Explorer click on View then Options (top far right), under the General tab select "Open each folder in its own window", click ok.
    fracking4oil, Oct 17, 2015
  5. brianwall Win User
    I don't have that exact option but saw that "launch folder in seperate process" was ticked. It struck me it should be unticked so the folder settings were carried through to all instances. I'll try that.
    brianwall, Oct 19, 2015
  6. You don't have the following window after clicking View (top left) and Options (top right)?

    Odd software behaviour [​IMG]
    fracking4oil, Oct 19, 2015
  7. brianwall Win User
    Turning OFF opening file explorer in a separate process sorted it as I suspected.
    brianwall, Oct 19, 2015
  8. brianwall Win User

    Odd software behaviour

    Sorry, yes it was already on open in same window thanks.

    It was the other option to open in the same proce that fixed it or maybe both need setting?
    brianwall, Apr 5, 2018

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