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Temp freezing the computer or visual bug when clicking on a link

I'd love to have this figured out to narrow it down more, but at apparently random times when I click on a link, instead of choosy showing up, the computer will freeze for ~15 seconds. Background task will continue (itunes playing music, etc.) but user input does nothing (cursor won't move, can't alt-tab, can't switch spaces, etc.)
After the ~15 seconds is up, everything goes back to normal. If I click a 2nd time at that point, choosy will mostly likely behave normally.

Also, and possibly related is choosy will be visually bugged.
See screenshot:
http://img.skitch.com/20100709-tb151wemhqcqwgj27hkrbew4yq.png

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    anonymousanonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  georgebrockAdmingeorgebrock (Admin, Choosy) responded  · 

    This looks like it might be related to driver issues with the Nvidia Geforce 7300 graphics card.

    Could those who are following this thread leave comments indicating which graphics card their Mac uses?

    Thanks for your patience while I fix this.

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      • boldfishboldfish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes, can confirm that it's still doing it, this time after I woke the computer, entered mail.app and clicked a link that someone sent, it froze for several seconds and then showed garbled icons in square.

        nothing in the system.log that looks useful.

      • boldfishboldfish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm have a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT card.

        I've turned choosy back on to confirm I'm still having issues, will comment if/when if fails again.

      • Khoi VinhKhoi Vinh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've just started getting this problem in the past few days. I'm running Choosy on 10.6.4 on a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with 3GB of memory. Any insight into this would be enormously helpful, as I depend on Choosy immensely. It's great!

      • Tony CrockfordTony Crockford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here's what's happening for me. I have a list of urls in Numbers.app, I click, choosy firefox, check the IP address, copy it to the clipboard, go back to Numbers to paste the IP address in, click the next url and it hangs, coming up with corrupted icons after a pause, click somewhere else and click the url and it opens choosy instantly with proper icons.

        Hope this helps

      • Tony CrockfordTony Crockford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nope, that's not true, sorry. it did it again with html files unchecked... it seems to be associated with changing windows?

      • Tony CrockfordTony Crockford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ah, in case this helps turning off the option to enable choosy for html files makes the problem go away.

      • Tony CrockfordTony Crockford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the exact same problem - Snow Leopard 10.6.4, on
        Model Name: Mac Pro
        Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
        Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
        Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
        Number Of Processors: 2
        Total Number Of Cores: 4

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