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#1 Scientific Frontline

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:58 PM

When Thunderbird e-mail client and SmartFTP (latest Beta version)
are both minimized and Thundirbird is brought up... So will SmartFTP, but not visa versa.
Both in system tray, on XP
Interesting bug.
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Edited by Scientific Frontline, 05 October 2007 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:46 PM

Hello ..

I'm unable to reproduce this. Tested with Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 and the latest version of SmartFTP.

Are you restoring Thunderbird from the systray or the task bar?

What theme are you using in SmartFTP?

Can you create a movie showing the problem?

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Mat

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:16 PM

Hello ..

I'm unable to reproduce this. Tested with Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 and the latest version of SmartFTP.

Are you restoring Thunderbird from the systray or the task bar?

What theme are you using in SmartFTP?

Can you create a movie showing the problem?

Regards,
Mat


Yes TB is minimized in System tray using two ext's to do such... They are "minimize to tray" and "minimize to tray enhancer"
Smart FTP default theme, TB theme Pitch Dark.
TB Ver. 2.0.0.6 FTP Ver. 2.5.1006

This is the only Ver of Smart FTP that ever did it.
I will work on animation later and post a URL

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:00 PM

Yes TB is minimized in System tray using two ext's to do such... They are "minimize to tray" and "minimize to tray enhancer"
Smart FTP default theme, TB theme Pitch Dark.
TB Ver. 2.0.0.6 FTP Ver. 2.5.1006

This is the only Ver of Smart FTP that ever did it.
I will work on animation later and post a URL


http://www.sflorg.co...onal/ftp_tb.avi
26MB

It not a serious problem for us, it is just on our test comp, we use for soft / hardware evaluations.

Edited by Scientific Frontline, 06 October 2007 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2007 - 04:34 PM

Hello ..

The problem is as following:

1. Thunderbird restores the window and removes the systray icon on the MouseDown message.
2. The SmartFTP tray icon receives the MouseUp message because Thunderbird has it's icon removed in 1
3. SmartFTP restores the main window as well

Previously SmartFTP did restore the window on the MouseDown message as well. But we have changed this recently to avoid conflicts as above.
See: http://www.smartftp....amp;#entry40653

Conclusion
In my opinion Thunderbird should remove the systray icon on the MouseUp message instead of the MouseDown message. You may want to report the problem to developer of the Thunderbird addon http://codefisher.or...o_tray_enhancer.

Regards,
Mat

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:23 AM

Hello ..

The problem is as following:

1. Thunderbird restores the window and removes the systray icon on the MouseDown message.
2. The SmartFTP tray icon receives the MouseUp message because Thunderbird has it's icon removed in 1
3. SmartFTP restores the main window as well

Previously SmartFTP did restore the window on the MouseDown message as well. But we have changed this recently to avoid conflicts as above.
See: http://www.smartftp....amp;#entry40653

Conclusion
In my opinion Thunderbird should remove the systray icon on the MouseUp message instead of the MouseDown message. You may want to report the problem to developer of the Thunderbird addon http://codefisher.or...o_tray_enhancer.

Regards,
Mat


Interesting conflict...
I will report it to the Ext author.
Now a quick change of subject / thought.
1. Very impressed with your quick analysis.
2. Always been impressed with and recommended Smart FTP.
3. Send a 468x60, 120x600, and 728x90 banners and will give you all some free ad space now and then and a permanent spot on our links page.
( advertising_dept at sflorg.com )
Thanks gentlemen, now to get ready for the work week.
Sincerely,
Heidi-Ann Kennedy
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Time Stamp: 10/7/2007 at 4:23:09 AM CST

Edited by Scientific Frontline, 07 October 2007 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:36 PM

Hello ...
After the review of the Mozilla "Minimize to Tray" Extension (http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/) I realized that my previous analysis was wrong. The extension uses the correct event (EVENT_MOUSEUP_LEFT) to restore the window. However if you have the "Require a double click to restore from tray" option in the "Minimize to Tray" extension enabled SmartFTP receives a mouse up event and restores the window as well. I believe the double click should be avoided when the icon is removed from the systray as the next icon in the systray will receive the mouse down event. This is very likely not the intended behavior.
To workaround the problem, disable the "Require a double click to restore from tray" in the settings of the addon/extension in Thunderbird/FireFox (Menu: Tools->Add-ons). To restore the window use a single left click instead of a double click or you will end up with the same problem again.
Please let me know if this helps.

Regards,
Mat

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:03 PM

Hello ...
After the review of the Mozilla "Minimize to Tray" Extension (http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/) I realized that my previous analysis was wrong. The extension uses the correct event (EVENT_MOUSEUP_LEFT) to restore the window. However if you have the "Require a double click to restore from tray" option in the "Minimize to Tray" extension enabled SmartFTP receives a mouse up event and restores the window as well. I believe the double click should be avoided when the icon is removed from the systray as the next icon in the systray will receive the mouse down event. This is very likely not the intended behavior.
To workaround the problem, disable the "Require a double click to restore from tray" in the settings of the addon/extension in Thunderbird/FireFox (Menu: Tools->Add-ons). To restore the window use a single left click instead of a double click or you will end up with the same problem again.
Please let me know if this helps.

Regards,
Mat


Worked like a charm...
As always, outstanding support for an outstanding product...
One just can't fail with SmartFTP
Heidi-Ann Kennedy
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