I am trying the 1.4.6 Beta to see if my issue was fixed and it is not. I am using the Start Menu > Configuration > Shortcut list area and created a "Quick Launch" that is set to "Display as a menu". I have it displaying at the bottom so it is right above the Start Menu itself.
The problem is that when I choose that Quick Launch item at all (just to look at everything I have listed or to launch something from a shortcut contained within my Quick Launch folder) as soon as I click away or launch something explorer.exe must restart. Most things on the desktop disappear along with the Taskbar (freaked me out the first time I tried it) and any explorers I have open are closed (that is the most annoying part since I lost whatever I had open).
When I reported this in the 1.4.5 thread someone asked if I was using Dragon or anything like that and I am not. I am using ExplorerPatcher to get my Quick Launch area back and I use Grammarly and AutoHotKey. Those are the only non-standard things I can think of that I'm running, but there could be others.
Is there any other information I can give you to track this down and hopefully get it fixed?
I would love to stop using the other method for getting Quick Launch back (ExplorerPatcher) since it is limiting a few other things that I use, but right now I can't have my explorer disappear each time I touch my Quick Launch area. I really, really hope you can fix this and it wasn't done this way on purpose.