[PD] crazy bug: all user actions executed twice

Hans Roels hans.roels at base.be
Thu Dec 10 17:44:45 CET 2009

I've had the same problem quite a lot of times. Normally I just close 
Pd, restart and everything is working fine again.
I didn't manage to isolate the problem yet...

(working on Windows XP, Pd vanilla version 0.42.4, not using GEM)

Hans r

At 16:40 10/12/2009, you wrote:
>I write just to see if anybody has already seen this happaning and 
>can give me some clue as how to avoid it.
>I am not even sure the problem is with GEM, but I have worked on 
>much more huge patches in PD without gem and never seen anything similar.
>I am on Windows Vista with the latest PD Vanilla and the latest GEM.
>I have not been able to isolate the problem; if anybody with some 
>possibility to debug it is willing to try the patch and find out 
>something I can send it to him/her.
>So, the problem is, in some occasions, very frequently (usually 
>after opening the main patch, closing it, and opening it again), 
>every user action (e.g.: clicking on a bang or toggle, hitting some 
>key INCLUDING ctrl+1 to create an object or introducing input into 
>an object or message box, or even a "save as") gets executed two or 
>even more times. As you can imagine that fucks everything up.
>If I just open the patch and run it it works fine, but for even the 
>smallest change that implies modifying some abstraction, I have to 
>close PD, open it again, modify the abstraction I have to modify, 
>save, close PD and open it again, since if I just save or even if I 
>close all patches and open the main one again, everything is fucked 
>up. It is impossible to work this way.
>Usually restarting the computer makes the bug disappear but then it 
>is a matter of minutes before it starts showing again.
>I know that, if this is the first time you hear of it, you will 
>hardly be hable to help, but my hope is that someone has observed 
>this already and have been able to link it to a particular object or condition.
>By the way, I have checked that when this happens, NO duplicate 
>"pd.exe" nor "whish84" process exists (provided that task manager is reliable).
>Thanks in advance
>Matteo Sisti Sette
>matteosistisette at gmail.com
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