Dear all, I'm really desperate
In Windows 7 two months ago everything worked without such problems. W7 (now w10,1909) is on the first partition (C:); most programs (including FMs) are on H: (ESTK is on C, it can not be placed elsewhere). All partitions are on SSD, machine has 2.5 GHz.
Have now installed, re-installed FM-126.96.36.1991 and ESTK-4 at least 3 times, but ESTK does not behave at all. Other FMs (12, 13, 14) provide the same misbehaviour for ESTK:
3 minute MP4 video : time from start. Watch out for cursor shape and window title colour
FM-15 is open and ready to receive the script output
0:03 Select FM-15 as target
0:11 Only now a now action is possible
0:19 Select the script file, it is open immediately
0:26 Click to start script
0:32 Script did its work, Hour glass and title "Not Responding"
0:47 ESTK window whites
0:48 Window title inactive (no colour), still no action possible
0:54 Click to start script again, but it does not work
1:00 ESTK window whites
1:07 Window title inactive (no colour), still no action possible
1:14 Click to start script again, but it does not work
1:15 ESTK window whites
1:28 Window title inactive (no colour), still no action possible
1:36 Click to start script again, but it does not work
1:49 Click to start script again, but it does not work
2:18 Click to start script again, but it does not work maybe need to click into FM again
2:30 Go to FM and click into it
2:37 Click to start script again,
2:50 Hey, the script starts working!
2:58 Script did its work, Hour glass and title "Not Responding"
3:12 Hour glass disappears, want to close ESTK
3:18 Window active again, can click X
3:20 ESTK window whites
3:25 Windows tilt message, I kill the ESTK task - see hereafter
3:33 ESTK task terminated
Final tilt reported by Windows Reliability Monitor
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows. Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CC\ExtendScript Toolkit.exe Problem Event Name: AppHangB1 Application Name: ExtendScript Toolkit.exe Application Version: 188.8.131.52 Application Timestamp: 515f2f21 Hang Signature: d6c5 Hang Type: 134217728 OS Version: 10.0.183184.108.40.206.256.48 Locale ID: 8192 Additional Hang Signature 1: d6c55689310562521ab5587990a0ecc5 Additional Hang Signature 2: 3e18 Additional Hang Signature 3: 3e18e7499b5a4c3cbfb5bfddd2c5910e Additional Hang Signature 4: d6c5 Additional Hang Signature 5: d6c55689310562521ab5587990a0ecc5 Additional Hang Signature 6: 3e18 Additional Hang Signature 7: 3e18e7499b5a4c3cbfb5bfddd2c5910e Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: dee42c732b41f02ad561883d9b080c65 (1540662345712798821)
I have not the slightest idea what is going on here! How I find out, what is ESTK doing while I can not issue another action (click on menu or button to initiate an action). Even closing ESTK is strange.
The whole .NET stuff was updated by Windows yesterday (2019-10 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64 (KB4522742)).
Further tests show this:
IMHO the Gordian knot is somewhere between FM (have tested 12 … 15) and ESTK - or again some irregular DLL from Windows. I have no idea how to find the location of this knot.
We can close the case "ESTK has long delays for everything".
Having installed FM-14 and the full environment on my wife’s PC (which is x32 and much slower than mine) and also tested in FM-12 on my machine, my conclusion is:
TCS support has helped me much in finding this explanation.