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community support => SignagePlayer => Topic started by: deeky1981 on August 11, 2009, 04:51:41 PM

Title: watchdog putting focus on taskbar in windows xp airplayers
Post by: deeky1981 on August 11, 2009, 04:51:41 PM
Had this problem for a few weeks with watchdog somehow preventing the taskbar from dropping into the background.  When I look at my player, I'm seeing a taskbar with about 3 mediasignage tabs, watchdog, and start button, system tray and clock.

If I click on the background of the media signage, it will go away for awhile, sometimes as long as a day it seems.  Always when I come in the next day this taskbar is on top again.

I just killed watchdog on the one player, and waiting to see if that helps.

Any suggestions or is this a known issue?

Deacon Eisenhart
Country Club of York
Title: Re: watchdog putting focus on taskbar in windows xp airplayers
Post by: deeky1981 on August 11, 2009, 04:53:44 PM
I just noticed that stopping watchdog causes it to restart in a few minutes.  Good boy, good watchdog.  When it restarted I notice my taskbar showing again.
Title: Re: watchdog putting focus on taskbar in windows xp airplayers
Post by: admin on August 11, 2009, 11:11:31 PM


1. You can download the free utility:

http://www.mediasignage.com/files/TaskBarHider.zip

which will make your taskbar disappear when inactive (not like the windows hide).

You can find more XP optimizations here:

http://www.mediasignage.com/html/digital_screen1.html

2. In our next release 1.6 this was resolved with the new c++ watchdog.
We hope to have 1.6 out around mid Sep.

David.
Title: Re: watchdog putting focus on taskbar in windows xp airplayers
Post by: deeky1981 on August 16, 2009, 10:37:43 AM
I would like to make this as complicated as possible I guess.  I didn't even THINK to hide the taskbar with autohide.  I'll try the utilities if I have to.

Sometimes, other windows (such as antivirus, windows update restart, etc) will also come to the foreground.

Thanks for the fix.

Deacon
Title: Re: watchdog putting focus on taskbar in windows xp airplayers
Post by: admin on August 17, 2009, 09:30:06 AM
Between the new Signage controller in 1.6 and the utility you should be in good shape.
Regards,

Sean - MediaSignage.com