attribute: Phillie Casablanca

Microsoft App, do you really need to close?

I use winxp at work, and several applications crash often.
Mainly, "Microsoft Office Communicator 2005", and "Windows Explorer".
(I don't mean InternetExplorer, that would be better, I mean the task bar and all file windows.)

This probably happens about once a week or once every other week.
However, when it happens it can happen multiple times a day.

I don't mind reloading MOC2005, since you just need to restart the app, but when Windows Explorer dies your kind of stuck. About half of the time it will auto-recover not requiring me to logout/login, but sometimes it dies and stays dead.

In both of these applications a "X has encountered a problem and needs to Close" dialog will appear asking to "Send Error Report".

I've noticed recently that if I don't click "Send Error Report" or "Don't Send", and just leave the dialog open the application appears to function normally. So now I just hide the dialog off to the side and ignore it.

Why does the application want close if it still functions fine?

monkut // March 26, 2009 // 12:57 a.m.