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RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox

Author pilotbob
Full name Bob Archer
Date 2009-09-18 13:51:58 PDT
Message > On 18.09.2009 20:44, Bob Archer wrote:
> >> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:48, Bob Archer<bob.archer​@amsi.com>
> wrote:
> >>>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:27, Bob Archer<bob.archer​@amsi.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>>> Hello,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am wondering if anyone else has run into this and/or found a
> >> fix.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I recently installed Dropbox (getdropbox.com) on my machine and
> >> the
> >>>> tortoise
> >>>>> overlays are now no longer working. The dropbox overlays are
> >> working
> >>>> fine.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This is Win7 RTM Professional 64-Bit.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am using Tortiose 1.6.5 64-Bit version. (I don't have the 32-
> bit
> >>>> version
> >>>>> installed)
> >>>>
> >>>> I suspect the Dropbox overlays are interfering with the Tortoise
> >> ones.
> >>>> There are only so many overlay "slots" in Explorer, and if Dropbox
> >> is
> >>>> using them up before Tortoise can get in, then Tortoise can't show
> >> you
> >>>> any overlays.
> >>>>
> >>>> Can you disable Dropbox overlays?
> >>>>
> >>>> I believe a similar issue has been reported with Mozy and reported
> >> to
> >>>> Mozy support.
> >>>
> >>> No, I looked and didn't see an option in Dropbox to disable the
> >> overlays. Is there any way I can see how many overlays are
> >> installed/setup whatever?
> >>
> >>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\​SOFTWARE\Microsoft​Windows\CurrentVer​sion\Explorer\S
> >> hellIconOverlayIdentifiers
> >> looks likely. It's probably in the TSVN docs somewhere too, I'm not
> >> sure.
> >>
> >>> I will also send dropbox an email, see what they say.
> >>>
> >>> If I reinstall Tortioise will its overlays win instead of
> Dropbox's?
> >>
> >> It's probably determined at runtime. The TSVN overlay key names I
> see
> >> have numbers at the beginning of them, so it may be possible to hack
> >> around with those to change priority, but I honestly don't know what
> >> it'd do. Insert standard regedit disclaimers here.
> >>
> >
> > The ones in my registry don't have numbers. I see that dropbox has
> three and starting with D they are the first three... Here is my list:
> >
> > DropboxExt1
> > DropboxExt2
> > DropboxExt3
> > EnhancedStorageShell
> > Offline Files
> > SharingPrivate
> > TortoiseAdded
> > TortoiseConflict
> > TortoiseDeleted
> > TortoiseIgnored
> > TortoiseLocked
> > TortoiseModified
> > TortoiseNormal
> > TortoiseReadOnly
> > TortoiseUnversionsed
> >
> > I read somewhere that you can only have 11 on Win7? Not sure if that
> is true. Are you saying these are just loaded in ABC order? Or, is it
> first come first serve?
> >
> > It seems that the Added and Deleted are working. I didn't want to
> test locked. Modified, Normal, Unversioned aren't working.
> >
> > Is there no way to hack windows to have it support more overlays? I
> mean really... what's up with such a small limit?
>
> The loading order is *not* done alphabetically. At least not on XP and
> Vista (haven't tested on Win7). It's done in the order the overlays
> were
> installed (the order they're read from the registry with the
> RegEnumKeyEx() API).
>
> You have 15 overlay handlers installed. That means only *one* of the
> TSVN overlays should not show up: the 'added' one. It should simply
> show
> the 'modified' overlay for added items.

The added icon is one I tried and know specifically that it works.

> I just installed dropbox myself for testing. But even after two
> reboots,
> I can't reproduce the issue. I can see all the overlays just fine
> (using
> Win7 and of course the latest build from trunk of TSVN).
>
> Stefan

Are you on 64-bit? A post somewhere I read said that there were like 15 slots and Windows7 reserved 4 which gives you only 11 more. Which seems to be what I was seeing.

I am using the 1.6.5 release, not a trunk build. Have any changes to the overlays handling been changed since the 1.6.5 release?

Thanks...

BOb

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No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 10:27:15 PDT
     Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox levyam Andy Levy 2009-09-18 10:39:56 PDT
         RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 10:48:58 PDT
             Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox levyam Andy Levy 2009-09-18 10:55:58 PDT
                 RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 11:44:09 PDT
                     Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox levyam Andy Levy 2009-09-18 12:07:46 PDT
                         RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 12:43:46 PDT
                             Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox levyam Andy Levy 2009-09-18 12:53:01 PDT
                                 Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox steveking Stefan Küng 2009-09-18 13:24:35 PDT
                                     RE: Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox giscardbiamby Giscard Biamby 2009-12-27 16:39:31 PST
                     Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox steveking Stefan Küng 2009-09-18 13:17:16 PDT
                         RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 13:51:58 PDT
                             Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox steveking Stefan Küng 2009-09-18 22:57:28 PDT
                             Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox Rinat Abdullin <rinat dot abdullin at gmail dot com> Rinat Abdullin <rinat dot abdullin at gmail dot com> 2009-10-26 00:04:05 PDT
                         RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-18 13:55:25 PDT
                             Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox steveking Stefan Küng 2009-09-18 22:59:09 PDT
                         Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox simonlarge Simon Large 2009-09-25 02:52:00 PDT
                             RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-25 06:45:44 PDT
                             RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-28 10:47:00 PDT
     RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox aqualung Cristian Cocos 2009-09-22 18:30:16 PDT
         Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox simonlarge Simon Large 2009-09-23 01:25:23 PDT
             RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox pilotbob Bob Archer 2009-09-23 08:08:01 PDT
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