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XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 18 Jan 2020 19:42
by houkdr1
This is a random problem that happens about 25% of the time I open XYPlorer. If it is not running, I click the icon on my Windows 10 taskbar. I can see from the change to the icon that XYPlorer launched, but it does not open over top of the other windows I have open. Instead, it seems to have started minimized. If I click the icon again, it properly launches. It's done this for at least a year for me, but never really bothered to report it because it's not a big deal, just a slight inconvenience.

Launching it multiple times in a row after it does this does not reproduce it. It only seems to happen if it has not be run for a while, or maybe some other condition on the PC causes this.

No other apps on the computer exhibit this behavior.

Thanks for the awesome product, as always.

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 22 Jan 2020 09:24
by admin
Strange. But generally it's Windows's job to get XY in front. I don't see what I could do about it inside XY.

You say "it seems to have started minimized". You are not sure?

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 13:50
by houkdr1
What I meant by "seems" is that I am not sure if it's actually minimized as it would be by clicking the minimize function or not. All I know is that when I launch it, it runs as a process, but doesn't display. I would think this as a Windows issue too, except that no other program behaves like this for me.

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 16:05
by admin
OK, I'll watch it.

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 21 May 2020 16:34
by houkdr1
I would still love for this to get fixed. Clicking to open a program and not having it show up makes me sometimes prefer Windows Explorer, and I really don't want to do that!

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 21 May 2020 16:38
by highend
Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | [x] No network browsing on startup
is checked?

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 21 May 2020 18:09
by admin
This is for sure one of the things that will just auto-fix with the 64-bit edition.

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 21 May 2020 20:22
by kger
I just assumed (maybe wrongly?) that this was because XYPlorer was not at the top of the Z-order when it was closed. (Often, XYPlorer is only closed for me when I reboot or log off.) I thought, "How smart of it to keep track of that."

Re: XYPlorer Fails to Open on Top of Other Windows Occasionally

Posted: 21 May 2020 21:44
by admin
Oh yes, I should have said that. :wink: