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freeze

I have downloaded the Arduino IDE 1.5.2 on my Windows 8 Surface Pro.
I have successfully setup my Uno with driver, and used the IDE to compile and upload the Blink test example.
I have not yet done the same with my Due, but it should work.
The problem is that the Tools menu takes a very long (frustrating) time to show the drop down menu. I have been using the IDE with my Windows XP for some months, without any problem. Is there an issue with Windows 8 and the Arduino software?

freeze

Update:
I installed the Arduino software on another (desktop) Windows 8 computer, and the Tools menu works fine.
I have deleted and reinstalled it on the Surface Pro, and the same thing happens. It takes a LONG time for the tools menu to drop down. But everything seems to work.
This is very frustrating. Does anyone have any suggestions?

eried

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=118440.0
My website: http://ried.cl

freeze

Thanks Eried.
Your installer looks impressive. Does it install Arduino IDE version 1.5.2 ? (I have a Due)
I will work through the thread about what can be done about the slow Tools menu problem, but it looks like it will take a bit of time and thought.
Does using your installer take care of this problem?
If I use it, will it be confused by the fact that I already have installed a driver for one Uno board?

eried

Yes, it should solve the problem :) but it is only for the 1.0.5
My website: http://ried.cl

freeze

Eried: Thank you for your help.
Can I use this: http://servicios.ried.cl/arduino/temp/rxtxSerial-2.2_fixed_2009-03-17.rar
to replace the rxtxSerial.dll in the Arduino IDE version 1.5.2?
Thank you.

kburndred

I had this problem too. Once I disabled ALL other virtual COM ports in windows device manager the Arduino IDE worked perfectly.

freeze

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Once I disabled ALL other virtual COM ports in windows device manager the Arduino IDE worked perfectly.

Yes, I have found this also. However, my current project involves communicating with the Arduino itself via Bluetooth, so I am looking for a way to make them compatible.

Louis Davis

This patched version of RXTX may be similar to the link you already posted:

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,141797.0.html

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