However, I haven’t done any serious coding for a while so I haven’t needed to run it under Windows 7 even though I had it installed. When I did, I was disapointed to find it behaving very poorly. It wouldn’t resize properly without messing up the screen. I tried with some of the compatibility settings that Windows 7 gives you but that made no difference. I also tried an upgrade to the latest version.
A quick search didn’t reveal anything about Windows 7 specifically but I did spot a discussion about problems under Vista that were related to file permissions. Sure enough, making Komodo Edit run as Administrator fixed the issues.
I’ve had a few file permission issues under Windows 7, I’m fairly sure it is down to me messing around. However, it is clear that Windows Vista and Windows 7 are both rather sensitive to permissions issues which is worth bearing in mind.
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\ActiveState\KomodoEdit, I could see that
SYSTEM, my user and
Administrators all had full access but that
Administrator was the owner of some of the files. I can only summise that this is the issue.
As this needs rebuilding with Windows 7 RC, I haven’t the time to test further but certainly running as Administrator does the trick.