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Wndows 10 desktop issue

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:01 pm
by dr_mumps
Why do I get all the weird issues??? While attempting to resolve a compile issue (see: "Standalone compile never leaves closing open stacks" in this forum), I've found that all versions of LC (from 8.1.10 to 9.6.1) COMPLETELY take over my desktop on Windows 10 pro 64 bit platforms and set the background to the grey-ish color seen in the screen shot "win10 with LC active livecode desktop" below ... preventing me from seeing/interacting with any of my other desktop icons unless/until I MINIMIZE the LC main tool bar ... see the attached screen shots. ... and then, of course, I cannot interact with LC!

I have verified this occurs ONLY on Windows 10 pro 64 bit on a variety of different hardware platforms with a variety of different display cards and monitors. Windows 7 64bit Enterprise works perfectly.

I REALLY don't like Windows 10 at all but ... what choice do I have? This is likely a Windows 10 setting... but NO OTHER installed program does this "desktop takeover" ... and, no, there are points, when LC is active, that allow me to adjust/shrink the size or even "access" the background... there are no 3 button screen adjustments or cursor pointer icon changes anywhere on the background except the ones on the LC main tool bar upper right-hand corner itself.

Please help if you can.

win7 with LC active desktop
win7 with LC active desktop.png

win10 with LC minimized desktop
win10 with LC minimized desktop.png

win10 with LC active livecode desktop
win10 with LC active livecode.png

Re: Wndows 10 desktop issue

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:44 pm
by Klaus
Hi dr_mumps,

please check in LC menu -> View if BACKDROP has been checked.
If yes, uncheck and be happy (more or less) :-)



Re: Wndows 10 desktop issue

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:07 pm
by dr_mumps
Thanks very much ... questionable feature ... I wish all my problems were THIS easy. Why one default for Windows 7 and another for Windows 10? ... Whatever... thanks again!

Re: Wndows 10 desktop issue

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:26 pm
by Klaus
So that was it? Okie Dokie! :-)