Chrome Bug: Launching Incognito Window Loads Black Window

Launching a new incognito window in Google Chrome doesn’t work properly. Instead a black window loads across multiple monitors with no toolbar or addressbar.

Just documenting a strange bug I’ve been unable to fix in Google’s Chrome browser on my Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).

If I’m in a maximised Chrome window and use the keyboard short-cut CTRL+SHIFT+N to open a new incognito (private browsing) window Chrome loads a completely black windows across both of my DELL U2414H monitors with no toolbar or address bar. The window it loads is unusable, the only thing you can do is resize it and it looks like this:

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The blank black window that loads. No toolbar, no address bar.

If you hover over the Chrome icon in the taskbar

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It just shows as a new tab in the taskbar

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error [FIX]

Launching Photoshop CS5 on Windows XP was giving a program initialising error with no error codes. Easy fix instructions in this post.

Launching Photoshop CS5 on Windows XP gives the following  error message after loading splash screen.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error

There are no error codes shown and no errors in windows system or application log.
FIX : To fix hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT when you click to launch CS5. This clears preferences and then it all loaded ok.

Outlook 2003 error trying to open .msg saved emails on server

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We save emails to network server in specific job folders as .msg files to preserve all header info and attachments.

Recently found that I could only open the saved attachments once if I tried a second time it would give the following error:

Can’t open file: <file path>. The file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program.

Permissions were fine for the files and if I closed outlook and reopened outlook, I would be able to open each message once but once closed and reopened I would get the same error message. If I closed outlook and left it closed, then I would be able to open and close the saved .msg file as many times as I wanted – i.e. normal file behaviour. The minute I opened my Outlook 2003 and then opened the .msg file it seemed to place some kind of lock on the file and never clear that lock until I closed outlook. If I looked at a list of all open files on the server, the .msg files in question were indeed locked out to my username even though I had closed the email viewing window. Continue reading “Outlook 2003 error trying to open .msg saved emails on server”