Hi I thought this issue was a result of an old version of my MINT13 OS and an earlier version of Manager, however I have updated (new installation of everything) and now only have standard MINT 17 programs and latest Manager - and now if I go to forum and open any topic - Manager Just closes. Previously Manager would hang. While this is not a real problem for me as I will just not open the forum from within Manager. If I have previously opened the forum in Firefox (my default browser) , and then open Manager I have no problem. If anyone else is having this problem, would it be worthwhile to remove the link in Manager ( I love the fact that it is there but if there is a problem - best not temp fate) as I imagine if a lengthy process or even a simple entry is interupted it could be either lost or worse - the data base corrupted.