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 Program Hangs when Dialog is Minimized 
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Post Program Hangs when Dialog is Minimized
I think this is probably a genuine bug.

When I minimize a dialogue - such as Global Preferences - it only occasionally appears in the bottom bar, which is I think where it is supposed to appear? Usually, it disappears altogether and the program becomes unresponsive to mouse clicks. The only solution I have come up with so far is to stop the program with Windows Task Master, and re-start.

I am using compact mode. I haven't used normal mode enough to know if it happens there too.

John.


Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:13 pm
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Post Re: Program Hangs when Dialog is Minimized
A modal window is a window that runs on top of an application, so that you can't do anything at all with the application until you have closed the window. So the dialog still has the 'focus' and won't give it back (that is its purpose) so you have to close it to carry on working in the program.
So don't minimize it. If you do, and you can't find it, you simply have to press and hold down the 'alt' key and tap the 'tab' key to cycle through the tasks until you find the dialog.

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:58 pm
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Post Re: Program Hangs when Dialog is Minimized
Right, thanks. It's just that sometimes it appears in minimized form in the bar at the bottom of the program - where it's obvious what to do about it - and sometimes it doesn't - that's what I thought might be a bug. I'd forgotten about the alt-tab trick, I must admit!


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Post Re: Program Hangs when Dialog is Minimized
Maybe the minimize button should not be there at all


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