On my Windows XP (up-to-date) PC, when double-clicking on a file with an extension associated to EditPlus v3.11 there is about a 5-second delay before EditPlus v3.11 opens. Also, I am getting the error "There was a problem sending a command to the program" when exiting EditPlus v3.11.
Now, I don't think this has anything to do with EditPlus v3.11 specifically, but of course I could be wrong. I believe this is a systemic problem with Windows; I cannot find it.
I have had this problem over the years with various applications (some MS Office, some not). I have been able to get rid of the problem by running a registry cleaner, although I never figured out what it "cleaned" to make things right again. This time the same registry cleaner is not solving the problem.
I believe it is probably something to do with DDE, but I cannot find what to do about it (like disabling DDE).
I am using Avast! and have experimented with turning it off. I don't have ZoneAlarm and have never had it on this PC.
I have looked around the Internet and here, and cannot find a solution to this problem (once again, which I think is systemic).
I hope I haven't left anything out here; does anyone know the solution or have suggestions to try?