minimize to tray does not work

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minimize to tray does not work

Postby Keyser Söze » 22.02.2017 00:55:05

Hi there guys.
Thanks for providing Dexpot free for personal use.

I am using version 1.6.14 build 2439 portable (latest that I got from your website), on Windows 7 x64. Nothing related to "minimize to tray" works for me. Setting, a button or combination, the ctrl\ menu, the Dexpot menu on the title bar, nothing works. I think that on the title bar Dexpot menu, I set minimize to tray, but checking that menu immediately after shows that checkbox unmarked. On the ctrl\ menu, it remains checked, however, in no way minimizing a window makes it go to the tray.

Curiously, everything else works, such as rolling window, or transparency. Would there be anything that you guys can do? Is this behaviour a known problem?

I installed DisplayFusion pretty much because of that, since its minimize to tray works. It would be great if you guys could get that solved. Once again, thanks for such a good software, and for making it free for home users. Good on'ya!

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Keyser Söze

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Re: minimize to tray does not work

Postby Sebastian » 27.02.2017 11:34:17

:dex:,

you're welcome.
Please provide a *.log file: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1911
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Re: minimize to tray does not work

Postby Keyser Söze » 27.02.2017 12:58:48

the contents of the log file:
22:53:20> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:53:20> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:53:20> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:53:35> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:53:35> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:53:35> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:12> Lösche Hotkeys.
22:54:12> Registriere Hotkeys.
22:54:26> Lösche Hotkeys.
22:54:26> Registriere Hotkeys.
22:54:42> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:54:42> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:54:42> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:45> Rolle Fenster auf: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:47> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:54:47> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:54:47> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:49> Rolle Fenster ab: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:51> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:54:51> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:54:51> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:54:58> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:54:58> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:54:58> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:55:01> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:55:01> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:55:01> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)
22:55:08> Hotkey 461 betätigt.
22:55:08> FenstermenüAmCursor: 0, True, False, 0
22:55:08> hWnd: untitled - Sublime Text (10493516)

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Re: minimize to tray does not work

Postby Sebastian » 12.04.2017 14:09:18

:dex:,

this just shows hitting the hotkey for the window menu. Not sure what's going wrong.
It's not reproducible, either.
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Re: minimize to tray does not work

Postby Keyser Söze » 06.06.2017 23:20:42

Hi Sebastian,

I had a breakthrough that I thought it would be helpful sharing, and adding to the common community knowledge.

The problem I was having was in a "Thinapped" version of Dexpot, caused by the lack of a virtualisation parameter.

ThinApp is the successor of the late Thinstall, purchased by VMWare. It packages programs with their own virtual file and registry environments, allowing programs to run without having to install on a machine, without interference with the machine's file system (if desired) and registry, and carrying with itself all of its configurations, set-up, everything, be it in ini files or registry (in this case, virtual registry).

Despite you supplying the portable version, in my systematic head, nothing is trustworthy portable if not packaged with Thinapp. I had "portable" programs before that all that was portable on them was part of the title. Sadly, all programs now carry the stigma.

It turns out that the description of the problem was happening with this Thinapped version I created. I read a bit more Thinapp's documentation, and I found a parameter that solves completely the problem: in the package.ini file, ensure that Dexpot's dll files are loaded in the physical system, by adding the parameter

ExternalDLLs=Dexpot.dll;Dexpot64.dll;hooxpot.dll;hooxpot64.dll;zlibwapi.dll;d3dx9_43.dll;Leap.dll;msvcp100.dll;msvcr100.dll;zlibwapi.dll

For those interested, read more in the ThinApp Package.ini Parameters Reference Guide. With that, all configurations that did not work, now work beautifully. Since this was the first time that I had such a problem with packaged dll not talking to the physical system, I could not expect that loading of dll files could be the problem. But I could not accept that Dexpot would not work the way I wanted, and that Thinapp would not stand to the task. Gladly, I was the wrong bit of the set, both Thinapp and Dexpot can truly work together gracefully.

Therefore, there was nothing that you could or had to do to start with. The problem was with my packaging method only.

Thanks for the support, and may others rely on this solution if packaging Dexpot with virtualization solutions.


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