Just a few things as what you are describing is -very- unusual… I run Vista 64, fyi. (you run ultimate in 32-bit??)
"inf2know" wrote: 1.3.5 (on my 32-VISTA Machine) has really messed up my Vista ultimate machine.
Decided to reboot and much to my VERY pleasant shock, it booted normally so will be able to uninstall Tabbles 1.35!!!
If someone can tell me how to export event viewer files I will do that and then upload.
This (needless to say) is a CRITICAL problem! and has stopped me from further use of Tabbles.
Before the Uninstall I will create a system restore point…
Looks Like I am able to uninstall Tabbles 1.35 and will then reboot.
At least It does not appear that I will have to go to recovery mode.
The interesting piece of information is that the uninstall opened Firefox but Firefox said that it was not the default browser and asked if I wanted to change that. I believe Tabbles 1.35 changed the following:
2. security access controls
3. Default browser to IE
4. I thought I was "current" on .net but I believe 1.35 installed some type of inet update and I believe it was an older version.
Currently rebooting and all seems OK…..
SUGGESTION to READERS. Do a Backup (or create a system recovery point) BEFORE updating Tabbles!
Creating a restore point before installing any program is a good idea. Good reminder there.
My default browser is firefox and has been for years (currently 3.6b4) and I’ve never seen Tabbles clear it’s default status or re-default IE. I have seen other programs -try-. (specifically written for IE rendering and trying to force load IE) The Tabbles installer should be sending the page request to Windows default browser and shouldn’t ask for a specific browser, but lets windows decide that one. Certainly a curiousity if you’re certain that the FF ‘un-defualt’ happened during the Tabbles install.
Which brings #2; As vista UAC tosses pop-ups when a program tries to do something above a certain security level, did you get any pop-ups? Part of Vista’s security features is that it won’t let system security happen without your approval. Basically you would have gotten an install failure if Tabbles tried to mess with them and a pop-up wasn’t generated.
Messing with your desktop… Hmmmm, now there is a desktop replacement feature in Tabbles, but its not default. Being a heavily graphical program I wouldn’t be surprised if Tabbles checked your video resolution (which, as you know, when you change resolution down can really punk your icon set-up). I run 1024×768 and have seen no issue, do you run a higher rezz?
Curious – did you have a previous version of Tabbles installed by chance?
Hope this gets sorted out for you.