Fixed: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

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khalee
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Fixed: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by khalee » 01 Aug 2018 07:07

Hello, First of all thank you for providing such a great tool.
I met a small problem while using it well.

version 2.0.0.0 - running on Windows 10 1803 (build 17134.191)

How to reproduce:
Exit the HxD 2.0 with minimized state, then run HxD 2.0 again.

Symptom:
It only registers in background process of taskmgr and does not appear on the screen.
It does not appear on the taskbar either.
If you run HxD 2.0 again, it will continue to be added to the background process.

Temporary measures:
In the INI file, change WindowState to 1 and run it again.
However, instances of background processes must be terminated manually. :wink:

Thank you in advance!

Maël
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Re: HxD 2.0 runs only as a background process.

Post by Maël » 01 Aug 2018 19:21

I can reproduce it in Win 8.1.

Minimize HxD 2.0, then close it by right clicking on the taskbar and selecting close.
It will terminate normally. When clicking the taskbar icon again, it will start but the window will not appear.
Clicking the taskbar icon yet again, will show an incompletely drawn window for the 64 bit version, and nothing at all for the 32 bit version, but start another instance of HxD.

You have several "background" processes, because the multiple instance option is enabled in HxD, and the task bar icon of Windows creates new processes every time (as it should). So the only bug is really that the main window does not appear properly, but not the additional processes.

The additional processes are created normally for every application when you click the task bar icon again before the main window appears. Since it never appears here, the Windows task bar keeps creating new processes every time you click.

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Re: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by Maël » 01 Aug 2018 21:24

Sorry, it's actually not limited to the 64 bit version, I just had the configuration of the 32 bit version marked as readonly, which caused the difference. Fixed post above.

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Re: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by Maël » 02 Aug 2018 21:54

Fixed it, can you test if it fixes it on Win10/your machine as well? (I'll send you a link.)

khalee
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Re: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by khalee » 03 Aug 2018 06:32

I'll be glad to test it.
Please send me a link.


khalee
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Re: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by khalee » 06 Aug 2018 10:18

Sorry for the delay in the test results.
I did not use the Windows 10 PC for the weekend.

Test results:
When the "PreRelease" restarts, it seems to ignore the minimized state.
However, the normal and maximize states are maintained.
Anyway, it works.

p.s.:
I saw the bulletin board and I think you added new features.
I am happily waiting for a new release. :D

Thank you.

Maël
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Re: Exiting HxD 2.0 when minimized, prevents proper start next time

Post by Maël » 06 Aug 2018 17:30

Yes, I fixed the bug about the minimized state, but additionally made it so that the last state before the minimized state is restored.

It's confusing to start the program, to then find it is nowhere to be seen, so the minimized state is not stored anymore for usability reasons.

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