What happened to the R19 windows system ?



  • On 03/09/2017 at 11:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    First days working with the new release when I suddenly noticed something odd.

    I have a plugin consisting of 2 commanddata's, each commanddata displays a dialog.
    In R18 and before, only one icon is visible in the Windows 8.1 taskbar, while the same plugin running in R19 now shows 3 icons (collapsed) in the taskbar.

    Screenshots below show R18 at left, R19 at right. Both have the plugin opened with its 2 dialog windows. When hovering over the R18 icon in the taskbar, only 1 window shows up.
    While hovering over the R19 one shows 3 windows.

    Plugin has been built with R17 SDK.

    Of course, any other undocked window behaves the same. So, I suppose it has changed on purpose. But what was so wrong only having a single icon/window in the taskbar?
    I personally don't experience this as "progress".



  • On 04/09/2017 at 02:50, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi,

    indeed the behavior was changed with R19 and it's nothing that could be influenced by the SDK. If you don't like it or want it to be changed, it's best posted on our suggestions form.



  • On 04/09/2017 at 03:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    An option in the C4D preferences would be nice. Now when I TAB to get to C4D, I usually have to press TAB again at least twice before I'm back in the previous app...



  • On 04/09/2017 at 10:15, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Originally posted by xxxxxxxx

    First days working with the new release when I suddenly noticed something odd.I have a plugin consisting of 2 commanddata's, each commanddata displays a dialog.In R18 and before, only one icon is visible in the Windows 8.1 taskbar, while the same plugin running in R19 now shows 3 icons (collapsed) in the taskbar.Screenshots below show R18 at left, R19 at right. Both have the plugin opened with its 2 dialog windows. When hovering over the R18 icon in the taskbar, only 1 window shows up.While hovering over the R19 one shows 3 windows.Plugin has been built with R17 SDK. [images removed ...]. Of course, any other undocked window behaves the same. So, I suppose it has changed on purpose. But what was so wrong only having a single icon/window in the taskbar?I personally don't experience this as "progress".

    The change was done intentionally and already in R18 (SP3 though).

    The reason for this are severe bugs in Window 8.1 and newer when dealing with HiDpi screens and minimized windows - you can't maximize them anymore (as they are placed outside of the visible screen and there 's no maximize button for them available with the Windows API we used for many years).

    The workaround uses a Windows API functionality only available on Win 8.1 and newer which doesn't have this HiDpi bug and therefore avoids the mentioned issue; it introduces a new way - as you discovered - to display these windows though.

    Best regards,

    Wilfried


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