Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#12781 closed defect (fixed)

Start at Windows Startup failed

Reported by: clan Owned by: datallah
Milestone: 2.7.5 Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.7.4 Keywords: windows startup


Starting Pidgin on Windows startup fails due to spaces in the registry entry. The system is a German Windows XP SP3, the path set in the registry is

C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\xxxx\Pidgin\pidgin.exe

Manually adding quotes around the path fixes this.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by datallah@…

  • Milestone set to 2.7.5
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In aa3b95627ddc76842b7b33f30bce406d7a689dd8):
Quote the path for the windows "run at startup" registry key. The only reason it ever worked like it was is that MS apparently has some wacky fallbacks that makes it find stuff in the Program Files folder when it sees a directory called "Program". Thanks to Christian Lange for noticing and tracking down the problem. Fixes #12781

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by rekkanoryo@…

(In f66a462582d88603680b07482658645162a98ed5):
ChangeLog some stuff that should have been, but wasn't. Refs #12810, #11964, #12593, #12768, #12781.

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